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An invaluable experience

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff of Garfield Elementary School for the wonderful education our children have received over the last eight years. We have been extremely fortunate to have such hard working and dedicated educators. Our children have excelled and will continue to do so, based on the strong foundation the staff has provided.

It has been our pleasure, through the years, for the opportunity to help in the classrooms and be able to chaperone field trips. We both were given the opportunity to attend the fifth-grade class trips to Covenant Harbor. This was one of the most memorable experiences for us, as well as our children. We would strongly encourage the participation of any parents or caregivers available. This is a fantastic team and confidence building trip.

Thank you to the school board for supporting the fifth-grade class trip, we would hope that it continues for many years to come.

To the staff at Garfield school, we thank you all for your dedication and input in our children’s lives. A big part of who they are today is the result of your hard work and commitment to excellence.

Gene Gray and Donna “Dee” Gray
Forest Park

Plenty of thanks

The Betsy Ross PTO would like to publicly thank the local businesses and organizations that made generous donations to our Spring Fling raffle and fundraiser.

They are: Chris Guillen Photography, Park District of Forest Park, Oak Park Jewelers/Mike Ross, West Cook YMCA, Geo’s Automotive, Forest Park Firefighter’s Union, Forest Park Fraternal Order of Police, Forest Park National Bank, Trage Brothers, Ed’s Way, At Home with Antiques, Spotless Carwash, Schauer’s Hardware, Krenek’s Antiques, Open Door Repertory/Gigi Hudson, Sepharyn Massage, Flex and Pointe Dance Studio, Starship Restaurant, Shanahan’s/La Maison de BonBon, Harrison Street Café, McGaffer’s Inc., Molly Malone’s, Jimmy’s Place, Jimmy John’s, Louie’s Grill, Deko’s, Healy’s Westside, Thyme and Honey, Domino’s Pizza, Old Country Buffet, Winberie’s Restaurant, Circle Bowling Lanes, Lake Theater, Illinois Railway Museum, Ernest Hemingway Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, Zanie’s Comedy Club, Enchanted Castle, Animal Rentals Inc., and the Betsy Ross staff and parent volunteers.

As always, we appreciate their generosity. It is wonderful to be supported by our close-knit community. They helped make the night a success.

Mary Flanagan
Betsy Ross Elementary PTO

Pantry donations

On behalf of the Forest Park Food Pantry, I want to thank Mike Elliott and the Forest Park Letter Carriers for the great job they did picking up non-perishable food items and delivering everything to us.

Also, we are very grateful to the residents of our great village for your generous
donations. Our pantry would not exist
without community support.

Beverly Thompson
Director, Howard Mohr Community Center