On behalf of the Village of Forest Park, I want to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to our Rib-Fest on Saturday, Sept. 11. To our sponsors … Paramedic Services of Illinois, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ferrara Pan Candy Company, AT&T, Jerry Udelson, D.D.S., Recycling Systems, Forest Park National Bank, Mesirow Financial, Consolidated Auto, Mohr Oil, Vision Construction, Currie Motors, Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Burke Beverage, Robinson’s Ribs, R-Place, H&R Auto, Louie’s Grill, Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, Thiesse Plumbing, Forest Park Montessori School, Shanahan’s, Duck Fat, Healy’s Westside, Forest Park Foreign Car Repair and S & S Electric. To our judges….Nancy Robinson, Scott Crawford, Bob Morgan, Tim Murray, Denise Murray, Gary Hahlbeck and Charlie Robinson. To Larry Piekarz and Staff of the Park District of Forest Park for all their help. To the entire Community Center staff and all who volunteered: Sandy Byrnes, Lou Thompson, Julie Thompson, Sue Bothie, Kathleen Ryan, Judy Kovacs, Mary Rueda, Bob Dowdle, Mike Dowdle, Bridgid Collins, Joanne Trocci, Brian Dowdle, Bryson Dowdle and Kathleen Hanrahan. To John Doss and the Public Works Department for setting up the grove and trash removal and Chief Jim Ryan and the Police Department for maintaining public safety. To Mayor Anthony Calderone, who emceed the event and announced the winners. First place winner was Don Cheval of Aurora, Second place John Spielman of Westmont, and third place went to Tim Clendenning of Hanover Park. Congratulations to all the contestants and once again thank you to everyone who participated and came out to Rib-Fest 2010!

Karen Dylewski
Howard Mohr Community Cen