Friday, May 15, 2009

New! Friday Night Flea Market

Beginning May 15th, the La Grange Park Antique Mall will be hosting the Friday Night Flea Market from
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Mall, located at 800 East 31st Street, La Grange Park. Spaces are available to
the public for $20 a table. All are welcomed to participate. This event will take place rain or shine. For
more information, call 354-1700.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Run For the Roses - Saturday, May 16, 2009

Celebrate the 18th Anniversary of the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday May 16, 2009.
There will be a clown to entertain and a moonwalk for all to enjoy, and a D.J. for
music throughout the event. The start/finish line is in the 900 block of Forest Road,
in front of the school. Food and drink will be provided to all participants. Tee shirts
will be awarded to the first 500 registrants on a size availability basis. The race starts
at 8:00 a.m. Awards will be given to the top finishers for both runners and walkers.
All proceeds will benefit the Park District Scholarship Fund. Last year’s participants
will receive the form directly by mail. Packets will be available at our Recreation
Center, 1501 Barnsdale Road on Friday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. On race
day, Saturday May 16, packets can be picked up at our start/finish line location,
Forest Road School, 901 Forest Road, La Grange Park. Registration will take place at
our main office, 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park on or before Friday, May 15. NOTE: Race day
registration will be held from 6:30 – 7:35 a.m. at Forest Road School, 901 Forest Road, La Grange Park.
Prior to May 14, 2009 Runners $16.00 Walkers $12.00. On or after May 14, 2009 Runners $20.00 Walkers

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stroke Prevention Screening at La Grange Park Village Hall

– Friday, May 22
Life Line Screening of America is sponsoring a special discounted health screening event on Friday, May
22nd in the Community Room at Village Hall, 447 N. Catherine Avenue. Stroke, Vascular Disease, and
Heart Rhythm testing is available at the discounted price of $139. Osteoporosis screening can be added for
an additional $10. Pre-registration is required for this service. Please call 800-324-1851 to register.

Mark Your Calendars for the Rose Show! – June 13

The Village is planning its 48th Annual Rose Show to be held on SATURDAY, JUNE 13
from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Rd. This year’s theme is
“The Days of Wine and Roses”, and will be ever-present at the show with a special wine
tasting event alongside the rose competitions. Residents are encouraged to attend this
special La Grange Park tradition and to get involved in advance of the event – details
Children’s Coloring Contest
We are asking students/participants to use their imaginations – to draw and color a picture of a rose or group of
roses. There will be first, second, third and honorable mention prizes awarded for the following age divisions:
Ages 4 & under, Ages 5 – 7, Ages 8 – 11, Ages 12 & up. The local area schools have been contacted regarding
this contest but certainly any La Grange Park school age child can enter. To enter, go to the Village’s website
and download an entry form and turn it in with the drawing at Village Hall no later than June 8. Entry forms are
also available for pick up at Village Hall. Last year the Children’s Coloring Contest was re-instated and the
winner of that contest (pictured at top) is this year’s Village vehicle sticker – a new tradition that we hope to keep
building on.
Enter the Rose Contest – It’s Easy and Fun!
The show is open to all gardeners – there are two ways to enter:
1. Division I - Specimens. In this competition, you bring in your single rose or spray grown by you. This
rose is put into a particular classification and judged.
2. Division II – Artistic Design. In this creative competition you can purchase your roses and follow one
of the five themed classes: 1. Meadowland; 2. A Gift for the Hostess; 3. Sunshine and Roses; 4. Memories; and 5.
Like a Child At Play. For the details, please see the Village’s website at To enter
this division, call Marilyn Pulaski of the La Grange Park Garden Club at 708-482-3921. She can also
answer questions you may have regarding your arrangement. (Please note: there is no need to register
for Division I – you simply show up with your rose.)

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