Officials from the Downtown Oak Park business association were “startled” last week when they discovered that their annual map had more than 20 errors in it.
So, to try and turn the situation toward the positive, DTOP is hosting a contest. The first 100 people who find at least 10 of the mistakes and bring in their corrected map will win a $25 gift card, good at 75 different businesses in the village’s downtown.
“Obviously, we really regret the errors,” Pat Zubak, head of DTOP, said in a press release Tuesday. “But there’s no profit in crying over spilled milk. Instead, we’re looking to milk as much benefit as possible out of this humbling moment.”
The contest will run up until May 15. Those interested can bring their maps in to the Oak Park Visitors Center, 1010 Lake. The erroneous maps were already mailed out to village residents, according to the press release, but DTOP staff has already gone out and retrieved the ones that were delivered to local businesses.
DTOP plans to reprint 30,000 copies of the corrected map by April 28. For more information on the contest, call 708-383-4145 or go to www.downtownoakpark.net.