The Forest Park Public Library is having a book sale this month on June 20 and 21. Our library recently was the beneficiary of a little help from Ultra Foods and the store’s manager, Randy Standish, who came through for the Friends of the Forest Park Library by helping with bratwurst sales over the recent Memorial Day weekend. Library friends participating in the fundraiser were Evelyn Krueger and Phil Robinson. Zeno Jacquat wandered around encouraging shoppers to “have a brat”-genuine Sheboygan Brats, by the way. Elsie Rodenbostel and Ann Messerschmidt were among the Forest Park shoppers who took advantage of the great price, $1.50 for a brat, drink and chips.

Other loyal friends who helped with sales were Rose Everson, Jerry Hill, Nancy Robinson, Dave McNeeley, Marge Zwadlo, Elaine Kazmarek, Betty Gilchrist, Mary and Mel Block, Janet Paulin, Ruth Loyd, Hertha Orzulo, Eleanor Locati, and Judith Peterson.

Congratulations to Evelyn Krueger who was recently named chairman of the Music Program Committee of the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. Other Forest Park women who are members of the club are Betty Gilchrist and Marion Davies.

If you lost a very affectionate white and tabby male cat in the vicinity of Adams and Beloit, your cat is crying for you. Crying and going up to every door looking for you. To find this feline, call (708) 415-8747.

Heather Steger of At Home with Antiques entertained her friend Lauren Holmes from Raleigh, N.C., at Thyme and Honey last week. Heather’s daughter Becky Kaczmarek and grandson Adam Kaczmarek were also at the brunch party.

Congratulations to Jennifer Hansen who ran the 5K Chase last weekend. Birthday greetings this week to Patricia Gotier, Stella Kovarek, Nicholas Ross, and Nancy Lovell on June 4; on the 5th, Angelina Grace Seveda, John O’Donnell, AshtonMae MaeMcDonnell; June 6, Ken Trainor, Ann Shea , Gloria Hansberry; June 7, Cindy Wood, Dawn Jasper, Gerhardt Kosh, Pat Cassiani, Madhu Pallatl and happy anniversary to Diane and Colin Chin; June 8, Delores McCain, Hailey Ann Watson, Rev. Mark Jargstorf, and happy anniversary to Al and Jenny Juozaitis; June 9, Robert Gerger, Jacob Koehne, Matt O’Shea, Alice Zimmerman, Edith Evert; on June 10, happy birthday to Marge Griffin way out in California, but not forgotten here in Forest Park. Also on June 10, happy birthday to Eric Bradley, and anniversary greetings to Nick and Sue Mangiaracina and to Kelly Brennan and Tim Woods.

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life’s other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.