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North Aurora honors former village trustee Max Herwig

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:55 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – Max Herwig, a longtime North Aurora village trustee, will be honored next month as part of the North Aurora Days festival.

North Aurora village trustees Monday approved a proclamation declaring Aug. 2 to be Max Herwig Day in the village.

Herwig, of North Aurora, died suddenly June 4 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was 67.

North Aurora Days kicks off Aug. 2 and will run through Aug. 4. Herwig was chairman of the North Aurora Days Committee for many years. The committee is in charge of organizing the summer festival.

North Aurora Village Trustee Mark Gaffino, who served with Herwig on the board, said the honor was fitting. Gaffino has been the North Aurora Days Committee chairman for the past few years.

“He did a great job,” Gaffino said. “It will be different without him being there.”

North Aurora Days is put on by volunteers. This year, about 100 volunteers are helping put on the festival, Gaffino said. More information about the festival is available at

Herwig’s family will be presented Aug. 2 with a plaque honoring him. 

Herwig was a North Aurora trustee for more than 10 years, and he was interim village president from December 2004, when Mark Ruby stepped down from the post after moving from the village, until April 2005.

The North Aurora Lions Club in 2012 presented Herwig with the North Auroran of the Year award.

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