The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park has announced that they will honor Pat Malone and Richard “Chubs” Polfus at their annual dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Riverside Golf Club.

Kiwanis will present the Ed O’Shea Service to Youth Award to the two men, which recognizes their contributions to enhancing the quality of life for Forest Park Youth. Former recipients include Andy Collis, Laureen Thornton, Denny Moran, Joe Byrnes, Scott Entler, and Dave Novak. 

Polfus and Malone were chosen as the 2015 recipients based on their support of several local social service agencies over many years through fundraisers at Magaffer’s. 

Ed O’Shea was a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He practiced law on Madison Street and later served as village attorney. His office opened on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President Kennedy was assassinated.

Also honored on Nov. 7 will be the Ferrara family. Kiwanis will present the Ferraras with the Zeller Award, which recognizes their support of Project Eliminate, a partnership between Kiwanis International, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations’ International Children’s Education Fund to eliminate maternal and neonatal typhus. The club makes an annual donation to Project Eliminate in honor of a local family who has enhanced the quality of life in Forest Park. Last year’s recipient was the Mohr family.

All members of the Forest Park community are welcome to attend the dinner. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, please contact Jerry Lordan either at or 708-386-0127 x340.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park meets for dinner on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Brian Boru on Madison Street. The club supports Youth Baseball, Youth Soccer, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts, the Food Pantry, the Forest Park Middle School Band, Juvenile Literacy Programs at the Public Library, and Adolescent Leadership Training at the Proviso Math and Science Academy. Membership is open to all individuals who want to advance the quality of life in the village.