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Congratulations to all our June graduates. May the world find room for them, a job and by the time they’re eighty, enough clean water. But remember, enough is great riches. Good luck.

Special congratulations to BAC (Boston Architectural College) graduate, Meghan Krieger. Meghan has been at it for nine years counting her four years at Vanderbilt and the five years at Boston. She earned her graduate degree in environmental architecture, stressing recycling, and preserving the planet. Her graduation celebrations will include an engagement party to her long time fianc Eric Vincent. No wedding date has been set.

We’re very proud of Colleen Mullen, daughter of Joseph and Georgine. Colleen, who will graduate from Walther Lutheran, won the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation Award for $1,000. She also received a $10,000 life insurance policy. Careful out there, Colleen. Colleen will study social work.

Meanwhile, Dominican University students Alexis Coffer, Laura Lanzerotte, and Jessica Witt were named to the honor roll.

Salvatore Nicosia, a veteran of WWII would be a star speaker at the Historical Society. He has lived in Forest Park for most of his 85 plus years and has wondrous stories to tell about his own life and the life of his wife. She was a missionary who studied at Moody and went around the world to exotic places spreading the gospel.

The Kiwanis Club is celebrating 85 years of community service this year and they would like YOU to join them. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Doc Ryan’s for an evening of good fellowship. Kiwanians pledge to serve the children of the world. They generously honor this pledge here in Forest Park. So hear this call and contact Jerry Lordan at 708.386.0127 #114 or glordan@fenwickfriars.com. Attendance is not required at meetings.

There seems to be quite a bit of trouble with the elevators at 320 Circle. Last Friday two women were trapped between floors there. The elevator company was contacted but not before the Forest Park Police came to the rescue.

Before summer officially arrives, let me apologize for at least two misspelled names (of which I am aware) Donna Eggers and Rich Schauer.

There’s still time to plan to visit the Library Book Sale Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Bring your no longer wanted books to the sale and help support the Friends of the Library.

Congratulations to Marge Zwadlo for her participation in “Best of the Best” art exhibit at Peabody Estate in Oak Brook. Mayslake and Peabody Estate is easily accessible . Take 31st Street to 83, keep going until you see a sign on the south side of 31st Street (less than a half mile west of 83) the grounds are beautiful there are 87 acres of Forest Preserves and a spacious hall available for rental. Call 630.296.9569.

Happy birthday to Lauren Arnieri, Margaret Rohde, Paul Schlicting, Dermot Casey, Keionne Maughm, Jim Watts, Theresa Giglio, Dan Goodman, Tyler Fink, Tom Collies, Philip Tenca, Kevin Coppolino, Doris Knapp.

Happy anniversary to Tim and Ruth Stefls.