National Parks Centennial Celebration at Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Gathering America’s Most Decorated Junior Ranger Aida Frey is Featured Speaker RICHMOND, IL- The public is invited to join the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge at their December Friends Gathering. The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System. The night’s featured speaker is 15-year-old Aida Frey, who is the most decorated U.S. National Park Service junior ranger. Aida, who is a sophomore at Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Illinois, has visited over 250 National Park Service sites and engaged in their junior ranger activities. She has written a book about her adventures entitled America, Can I Have Your Autograph? The Story of Junior Ranger Aida Frey. Aida will talk about her travels and the fun she has visiting parks, monuments and historical sites. Diane Banta, from the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program will kick off the night’s program sharing information on the Park Service and its Centennial year initiatives, activities and celebrations. Friends will gather from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13 at McHenry County Conservation District’s Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, located on Harts Rd, west off of Rt. 31 south of Richmond, Illinois.