Clipped From The Daily Herald
Friendly Town Gives Kids Green Summer Green lawns and playgrounds for kids to play on are taken for granted by Palatine Palatine and Rolling Meadows families while their counterparts in the inner city often struggle to keep the kids from playing in the street. To give inner city children a summer vacation in the suburbs, churches and residents in the area are promoting the idea of having an inner-city child visit a suburban home for two weeks. The project is called Friendly Town. It began on the southwest side of Chicago INSIDE TODAY SWT !Â·Â«Â«(Â· ArlÂ« The. ilrc Brill KC Coml ' CroÂ«word Fdltnrllil' Horoicopc Movlci Obltunric* . Sporta Women* Want AdÂ» . 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 o ,2 .2 2 2 8 7 7 6 7 2 B 1 2 a in 1961. Last year church groups from Palatine and Rolling Meadows began working directly with the Kenwood Mothers' Mothers' Club on the south side to give south side children a vacation hi the suburbs. About 40 inner city children visited in 35 new host families last year. This year the Kenwood Mothers Club is hoping to place 35 or 40 more children in suburban homes in Palatine and Rolling Meadows for a vacation during one of two sessions. The first session will begin July 18, the second Aug. 1. HOST FAMILIES may cHbose the age between 5 and 12 yean old and the sex of the child or children they would like to have, as well as the session they want them to come out for. Friendly Town children are given medical medical examinations before then: visits and are covered by a $2,500 sickness and accident accident insurance policy provided by the Community Renewal Society, the group which organized the Friendly Town program program in 1961. v Host families will be responsible for picking up and returning their inner city guests and will be informed about four days before the session of who their child is. "Our own children look forward to something different, something special during the summer," Mrs. Betty Ginger, organizer of the host families in the area, said. "The children in the neighborhood have the same dream. They are hoping for a visit to-suburbia where there is grass to play on and streets are safe for bike riding." Mrs. Ginger will meet this weekend with a representative of the Kenwood Mothers' Club to match children with homes for the first session. Any interested interested families should contact her as as possible at 259-1188. Park Plans 'Splash' The Rolling Meadows Park District will sponsor a Teen Splash Party from p.m. to 11 p.m. this Sunday hi the Meadows Swimming Pool. All college students, high school students students and those going into high school this fall may attend. There is no admission fee and prior registration is not necessary. Refreshments Refreshments will be available.