So sorry to see all the rain during the casket races, but what troopers! I stopped by not sure whether the races would be running and not only were they taking place, there were many more people than I expected to cheer them on. 

I think the entries overall this year may have been the best yet. It wasn’t the year to linger, but I will hope the competitors’ spirits were not dampened and they’ll give it another shot next year. 

This is one of my favorite events in the village. The cemeteries are a big part of the history of Forest Park and this event is a great way to showcase that fact and to have some fun with it. 

Carol Stephan 

Forest Park