Thanks to July 4 volunteers
I wanted to thank all the people who worked in and around the food tent for the 4th of July festivities. For some reason we seemed to have a few less workers this time, but the ones that were there worked extremely hard.

I especially want to thank Kyle Kutak and Katie Sansone for their hard work. These two did not get paid for their work and could leave at any time, but continued to stay throughout the day. I have not had an opportunity to talk to the Commissioners who did work during the 4th of July festivities, but I know that my husband was greatly appreciative.

If I have overlooked any other volunteers for the 4th festivities, please accept my apology and know that your work was very much appreciated also. Again, Thank You.

Debbie Espinosa

Forest Park to join ‘America’s Night out Against Crime’
Forest Park residents are invited to join thousands of communities nationwide for the 23rd annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

From 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, residents of Forest Park and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the Forest Park Police and Fire Departments and Ferrara Pan

Forest Park to join ‘America’s Night out Against Crime’Candy Company, will involve over 10,000 communities around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate.

NNO 2006 is being supported in part by the Target Corporation and US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are fighting back.

This year’s event will feature representatives from the Illinois Attorney General’s office, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, the Pillars Community Services and many others. Children’s activities will include free rides, giveaways and temporary tattoos. Free refreshments will be provided and all are encouraged to sign up for the Forest Park Police Departments Neighborhood Watch Program.

– Submitted by the FP Police Department