A volunteer hands bags of trash to a Public Works employee at the end of the Forest Park Village Cleanup at the Roos Center on Saturday September 23, 2023 | Todd Bannor

Volunteers turned out over the beautiful weekend to help clean up the community.

From Popelka Park to the Roos Recreation Center and across the village, the volunteers picked up trash and debris in the sprucing-up effort. They even tackled the trash and discarded shopping carts next to the southwest corner of the Harlem Avenue bridge over the Eisenhower Expressway.

 The reward? Sweet treats for the workers and a beautiful Forest Park for the residents.

All photos by Todd Bannor