Commercial Park Playground Renovation Update

by Ronda Locke

The Commercial Park Playground Renovation committee has a lot to be grateful for!
First, thanks to the entire East Village and surrounding communities for coming out and making our second Kids Fest a huge success. Kids Fest 2007 helped raise $11,500
(net) towards the playground renovation.

Secondly, the committee would like to thank Dominick’s and American Eagle Bank of Chicago and our secondary sponsors; Gymboree, Baker’s Joy and Creative Cafe for their generous contributions. And finally thank you to Windy City Mini Mart (Chicago Avenue) and Alderman Manny Flores for their generous food contributions.

The community, especially those with children under 12, enjoyed music and other stage entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, wall climbing and purchased numerous donated items from local businesses in our silent auction. A good time was had by all.

Commercial Park playground renovation is slated to break ground this Fall but our committee still needs to raise $43,000. To be added to our committee’s e-mail mailing list or to purchase your own engraved brick to be installed in the park, please contact Ronda Locke at (312) 226-0970 or rondalocke@sbcglobal.net.

Regards,
Ronda Locke
Co-chair Commercial Park Playground Renovation Committee