On behalf of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Park District of Forest Park, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the following individuals and businesses that made financial contributions, donated prizes or gift certificates or provided in-kind donations for our 45th Annual Fourth of July Celebration: APlus Master Tutoring, Bakoll Cleaners, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Campbellfs Towing, Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Chicago Suburban Lumbar, Consolidated Auto, Costco, Edfs Way, Erika Goodman, Ferrara Pan Candy, Forest Agency, Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, Forest Park Firefighters Association, Forest Park National Bank, the Golden Steer, Grace Kenny, H & R Auto, Harlem Maenner & Damenchor , Joanne & Cliff Leber, Louiefs Grill, Marete Steger, MB Financial, Mohr Oil, Moranfs Garage, Spotless Auto, Starship Subs, The Original Pancake House, and Ultra Foods.

We would also like to thank the following vendors that participated in the event: Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, Forest Park Eagles Aerie 1344, Forest Park Youth Soccer Assn., Harlem Maenner & Damenchor, St. Bernardine School and Church and The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park. As always, we extend a big thank you to our volunteers: Sam Alonzo, Joe Byrnes, Sandy Byrnes, Eric Entler, Debbie Espinosa, Mike Espinosa and Maurice Sivek and the Panda Studio Dancers. Thank you to the Forest Park Police and Fire Departments for spending the day at the Park to insure the safety of our patrons and to the Public Works Department for their continued support and assistance.

This yearfs fireworks display was a memorable one in the forty-five year history of the Fourth of July fireworks at the Park District of Forest Park. A special thank you goes out to New Horizon Pyrotechnics for their professional expertise in giving us a show to remember for years to come.

On behalf of the Park District staff, I would also like to thank the Board of Park Commissioners whose support and assistance during our special events are invaluable and truly appreciated.

Larry Piekarz, Director
Park District of Forest Park