The third annual effort, initially scheduled to run through the end of November, lasted until Dec. 20 at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gloor Realty office at 114 N. Oak Park Ave. On that date, a New World Van Lines crew picked up more than 20 boxes filled with donated items from members of the community and took them to the Catholic Charities location in Cicero.
January marks not only the start of the new year, but for many parents the beginning of their search for a preschool or daycare program that will best fit the needs of their child. To help parents in this process, Parenthesis Family Center will hold its annual Preschool Fair on Thursday, Jan. 12.
A five-member delegation, participating in a Library of Congress program visited Oak Park as part of its 10-day US program. CIP, The Council of International Programs, Chicago administered the program locally in Illinois.
Every year the Girl Scouts of Oak Park and River Forest conduct a massive food drive that benefits the OPRF Food Pantry. In recent years, the needs of our community have increased significantly and now the Food Pantry serves 1400 families a month. Last year the Girl Scouts collected more than 10,000 pounds of food and hope to do it again this year.