Monday, January 28, 2013

Help honor Friends of the Parks Awardees on February 7

Friends of the Parks
38th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Thursday February 7, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST
12:00 noon
Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington
Chicago, Illinois
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Hello PAC member!
Honor your fellow PAC members who have demonstrated their commitment and dedication to preserving, protecting, and improving Chicago's parks and open spaces at the 2013 Friends of the Parks Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon.
Louise McCurry, Omega Delta Youth Baseball League (Hoyne Park) and the Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse are being honored for the amazing work they have done on behalf of Jackson, Hoyne, and Kilbourn Parks over the years.
In addition to the awards Friends of the Parks is thrilled to have Peter Harnik author of "Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities" as the keynote speaker this year. Peter will discuss how parks such as Millennium Park have made a big impact in urban areas.
Please join us for lunch on February 7 for a great conversation on parks in cities and help celebrate the great work of all of our honorees!
Special Ticket Price $45 for PAC Members!
Buy your tickets now!
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2013 Honorees
Legislative Award
Governor Patrick Quinn: For establishing the Millennium Reserve and for securing an OSLAD state grant for new Columbus Park ballfields
Legislative Award
Alderman Nicholas Sposato: For advocating and providing menu money for a beautiful new playground in Shabbona Park in the 36th Ward
Individual Award
Louise McCurry: For her commitment to improve park programs and community engagement in Jackson Park
Corporate Award
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company: For their volunteer support and partnership with FOTP to engage their employees in service efforts in Chicago parks
Community Award
Omega Delta Youth Baseball League: For providing seven years of Little League Baseball to more than 350 children in Hoyne Park and for adopting and maintaining the park.
Park Advisory Council Award
Friends of Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse:
For a decade of work maintaining and preserving the Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
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Leon Despres Lifetime Commitment to Parks Award
Victoria Ranney
For her leadership in founding Friends of the Parks, conceiving Millennium Park, and her strong protection of the region's natural resources

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