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On behalf of the Host Committee, I would like to extend thanks to the sponsors who provided financial support for the 4th Annual Juneteenth Family Pool Party. The 2012 sponsors include Consolidated Auto Service Center, Mohr Oil, Forest Park National Bank, Ultra Foods, Kiwanis Club of Forest Park, Leonard Creative Works, INNERIN2ITION, Currie Motors Chevrolet of Forest Park, The Forest Park Review, and the Park District of Forest Park. This year’s event successfully entertained and enlightened over 350 children in addition to their parents. Guests from several neighboring communities expressed their appreciation for the event and for Forest Park’s hospitality.

We would like to acknowledge to following Forest Park elected officials who attended: Commissioner Chris Harris (Forest Park Village Council), Mary Win Connor and Sean Blaylock (District 91 School Board) and Eric Entler and Cathy McDermottt (Park District of Forest Park). Key volunteers include Mary and David Rueda, Akin Famoyegun, Bill and Veronica Gerst, Jerry Lordan, Amber Ladeira, and Eric Connor. There are others who provided generous financial support who have asked not to be identified but deserve recognition as well. Finally, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Park District Executive Director Larry Piekarz and his staff for their assistance in making this event a success.

Rory Hoskins, Commissioner
Village of Forest Park