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On behalf of the All School Picnic Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chamber of Commerce, Village, Park District and all Forest Park Schools for their continued support in providing a fun-filled day of activities for this year's 39th Annual Bob Haeger All School Picnic.
The Committee would like to thank the PTO's and PTA's of the public and private schools for their annual donations that help offset the costs associated with the picnic. We would also like to express our appreciation to the Forest Park Eagles and Ultra Foods for their financial contributions. These donations, along with the Chamber's annual support helped make this year's annual event a huge success.
A very special thank you to Ferrara Pan Candy Company and the Forest Park Community Education Council for their generous donations which helped offset the cost of this year's pony rides. All of the children who enjoyed the free rides can be thankful to these special friends of the All School Picnic. Many thanks, as well, to Ultra Foods for their help towards the pop for the event.
In addition was are grateful to Nadeau's Ice Sculptures for their annual donation of two 300 lb. blocks of ice used to ice down the 3,000 cans of soda and Roy Strom Waste Services for their generous donation of a 20-yard roll-off dumpster that is used for cleanup.
We would also like to thank the Police and Fire Departments for their continued cooperation and assistance and also, all of the volunteers that helped in food distribution, ticket sales, supervision, recreational activities and entertainment. They, along with the school teachers, are the backbone of this operation. Without that group of dedicated workers, an event of this size could not take place.
Finally, our hats off to the Village employees of the Public Works and Public Property Departments, along with the crews for the Park District and School maintenance staffs, who perform that thankless job of picking up after others. Within an hour everything was cleaned up, put away and the park grounds were back in shape. The Committee would like to thank everyone involved in any way for their continued support and cooperation.
Larry Piekarz & Michelle Gossett
Co-Chairs, All School Picnic Committee