Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on November 18, 1970 · Page 3
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Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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Park District Children's Christmas Craft Programs There are sun openings in the children's Christmas Crafts program to be held in t)u> Park Building Saturday mornings, November 21 and 28 and December 5 and 12. The program will consist of making inexpensive gifts for Christmas. The first, second and third graders will meet from 9 : 00 to 10:20. The fourth, fifth and sicth graders will have their session from 10:40 to Noon. Mrs. Virginia Degulseppe, our popular summer playground supervisor, will be the instructor. A small fee of $1.00 will be charged plus supplies. As the classes are limited in size, register at once at the Park Office if you arelnterested. FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1970, PAGE 3 Tiny Tot Program The first session of the Park's successful Tiny Tot program will be over November 27th and the second session will begin November 30. This program Is open to four and five year olds and is designed to orientate pre-school- ers socially so that they may learn to play and share with other children. Fun activities are planned by Miss Mary Colston who conducts the classes on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The session is for 10 weeks ending Feb. 19th. There will be no classes the weeks of Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Many of the children from the first session have enrolled already for the second session so the class quota will be reached soon. Stop in at the Park office if you think your preschooler would enjoy and benefit from this program. Triinn' Slim Program Some of our "figure conscious" friends and neighbors are beginning a Trim N' Slim program put on by the Park District at Garfield School gym this week, Nov. 18th. This very fine exercise program for the ladies starts at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday. From 8:45 until 10:00 there will be volleyball which is also open to couples. There is a fee of $2.00 for the Trim N 1 Slim program but no charge for those just wishing to play volleyball. There's still room formorepar- ticipants [or both the exercises and volleyball - so how about getting back in shape and enjoying it! Stop at the Park Office or phone 3GG-0203. High School Tests at Triton The oitlce of Robert P. llanrahan, Cook County Superintendent of Schools has announced that applications for the high school equivalency tests will be accepted at Triton'Cnmmunity College, 2000 Fifth Avenue, River Grove on Monday, November 23rd from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in Room 102. Business Administration Building. Application is restricted to adults 19 years of age and over presently living in Cook County who have not received a high school diploma. Applicants must also have llv<?d in the State of Illinois (or at least one year. The examination known as the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) Tests requires three testing periods. These are scheduled for December 11, 12 and 19, 1970 at Triton Community College. A $5.00 fee paid at the time of application covers all three sessions. Successful completion of the G.E.D. Tests entitles the applicant to receive a high school equivalency certificate which may be valuable In fulfilling college entrance requirements or in meeting educational standards for job placement or advancement. More information about the examinations Is available from Supt. Robert P. Hanrahan's office at 321-8726. Legion Auxiliary Mrs. Nicholas Schank, President of Forest Park Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, asks that we, as citizens of this great country "count our blessings, as we approach Thanksgiving Day, and that we count among our many blessings, the many days He still has in store for us, for our health, happiness and peace of mind and above all, for the strength bestowed upon us so that we may continue to serve those less fortunate than we are." + * * Forest Park Unit is indeed grateful to Mrs. Fred Trage for the quantity of novels which she gave to us for distribution to the service men at the USO Club, 30 N. LaSalJe St. These books will be enjoyed by the men as will the many donations which will be taken to the Club on Wednesday, November 18th, as our Thanksgiving contribution to the welfare of the service personnel, many of whom are not able to go home for the holiday and will be spending it in Chicago's Loop. WORSHIP at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church 500 Hannah Ave., Forest Park Thanksgiving Eve. Wed., November 25th 8 p.m. Come ye thankful people come, and thank GOD for what we DON'T have In addition to what we DO have. The public is cordially invited. Bring the children. Nolel There will be NO Worship Services on Thanksgiving Day. School Board Meeting By tody Henderson The Forest i j ark Board of Education continued with the program f bringing the regular meetings to the Public. This meeting was held November 12 at theGarflelil School, Jackson and Hannah, Forest Park, Illinois. Mr. Edward Phillips, Principal al Garfield, welcomed those who were present, Introduced the Garfield teachers and then led the Board Members and the audience on a tour of the Garfield School. Everyone had the opportunity to see each teacher in her classroom and hear a brief presentation about work to be accomplished at each grade level. It proved to be enjoyable and Informative for all. Members of the Garfield P.T.A. served refreshments. The business meeting was called to order by President Charles Marinier, who announced that at the Special Board Meeting October 29, Advisory Council appointments had been made. The new Advisory Council Members are Fred Marunde, William Tresize, Earl Flight, Earl Lellvelt, Mrs. Francis Horback, Mrs. Nettie Szymanowski, Mrs. Warren Ross, and Mrs. Donald Stover. The new members Join the old members who are Mr. Bud Sahly, Mr. Robert Nelson, Mrs. Richard Ehlert, Mrs. Edward Fippenger, Mrs. William Vrtis, Mrs. Donald Thornton, and Mr. Roy O'Brien. The next Board of Education Meeting will be held at Betsy Ross School on Thursday, December 10, 1970. Library News Book Week celebrations are In full swing at the Forest Park Public Library. Why not take time out to view the many attractive juvenile books on display? It might provide some suggestions for Christmas giving for the children in your life. The Book Week poster featuring the AGE OF THE BOOK is very significant. On Tuesday, Nov. 24th, all elementary teachers will gather for the annual library tea and to view the new books and hear Mrs. A. Sindt talk about the Prairie Path. * * * While on books and libraries, let's introduce six very able and alert citizens who serve on (lie Library Board; President, Mrs. Henry Gitzel; Vice-president, Mrs. Mathilde Petersolin;Secre- tary, Mrs. Robert Bill; Treasurer, Mr. Orrin L. Thorson, and two other members, Mr. C. W. Wolf and Mr. Robert Sullivan. These are the people who set policies for the library and are deeply committed to library progress and enrichment. * + * Two authors to whom the term durable might well be applied willi no slight Intended are British author Agatha M. Christie whose mystery yarns have delighted and puzzled readers for these many years, and American Pearl B'jck who has many other accomplishments to her credit In addition to her many books. At times one may tee] her latest isn't quite up to standard but that's a small concern when thinking of the vast output probably in the area of 80 books. Mrs. Buck's last book MANDALA has India for a setting and brings out well the strengths and weaknesses of Indian customs as contrasted with American. In addition, it is a very absorbing story. RCAD REVIEW Your hrlitor S nys Larry Kaercher II seems, In times like this, most of us channel our efforts towards kicking and complaining about nnt 1 thing or another. It is therefore a pleasure towel- come once again, that good old traditional holiday --Thanksgiving. Giving thanks on the fourth Thursday in November often reminds us of our school days, reading about the pilgrims and the hardships they faced. At any rate, Thanksgiving Day Is a day when the kickers and complainers should make themselves scarce while we take stock once more of the many blessings that are a part of living In this great land we now call the United States. Many of us, of course, are blessed with many things that we take for granted. The ability to see, to hear, to talk normally and walk without a limp are just a few blessings for which we should be forever grateful. The people of this country can be thankful for the material things in life that many of us have In abundance. But, this, contrary to the belief of many, Is not that important. What is important, along with good health, is the political and religious freedom we enjoy. The right to have our day In court, the sanctity of the home, people and property. There are those who are thankful to see the dawn of a new day and those who are thankful when the day has ended. Also, there are those who are thankful for what they don't have, which is something If you think about it. All in all, on Thanksgiving Day, when you sit down to the traditional turkey dinner, count your blessings and be grateful for all the good things you have and are prlvillged to enjoy. And now, should you run out of tilings to be thankful for -- try Alka-Seltzer, right after your Thanksgiving dinner. THANKSGIVING AIBKC Your RESERVATIONS NOW Io Join Us For A FESTIVE THANKSGIVING DINNER iYsr 2 Serving noon to 9:00 p.m. 7212 Washington Blvd. at Harlem, Forest Park Please place me on the subscription list of the FOREST PARK REVIEW For which I enclose Three Dollars for one year. Five Dollars for two years. Seven Dollars for three years. Beginning NAME ADDRESS 19 to 19 SIGNATURE

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