Thanks, Thanks, Thanks to our community and trustees, Greg Marsey, Bob Milstein, Martha Brock, Elizabeth Brady for supporting our efforts for the recent festival Aug. 21.

Thanks much to the fest-goers who came, ate, browsed, liked what they saw, and shopped while “Tasting the Flavor of Oak Park.”

Thanks to the many vendors who’ve given their support over the past few years.

Thanks to Accents by Fred, American Kids, Explorer Post 20, American Baptist Girls, Teresa Anderson Art, Apple Org., Artistic Impressions, Bezenovich Arts, Buckley Art, Beads by Ease, Chris Gran, the Juggler, Clowns to Go, Coldwell Banker/Gladstone, Dalushka Crafts, “Doug” the Music Man, F.B. Candles, Ensante’ Wellness Center, Fitness thru Health, First Baptist Church of Oak Park, Ginoza, Grandparents Club, Great American Spelling Bee, Isagenix & Cyberwize Health, Jerome Fulton Arts, Jewel Tree, Jimmy Quant, Outta the Blues Band, Jeffries Anthony Art, Knowledge Workshop, LaFemme Cafe, Luv A Dub Fine Soaps, Mensik Reg., Million Woman March, Miss Teen Oak Park River Forest, Caitlen Hoefer & Miss Oak Park/River Forest, Mary Vineski, Momohara Yolanda, Mother Earth Jewelry, NAACP, Nai Moua, Neighbors Magazine, Oak Park Park District, Oak Leaves News, Redeemed Enterprises, Papaspiros Greek Restaurant, Robinson’s Ribs, Rodriguez Carmen, Ruth Circle of Care, Sales “R” Us, Sun Times, Sarah Circle, Sierra Club, Singers Network, Smith Chiropractic Center, “Society’s People,” Radio Talk Show, The Talent House Singers, Jennifer Sampson, Marqueta Kimber, Willow Schneider and Shavon Beard, Teen Scene, Teen Talk, Triton College, Tupperware by Smith, U.S. Navy Cadets, Wednesday Journal, Well Adjusted Mother and Child, West Suburban Access News, Whole Foods, Yang Chia Crafts, Yates Clarice Crafts, Village Citizens Alliance, Village of Oak Park Streets-Health-Police-Community Relations departments, Wilson Linda Arts & Crafts.

Thanks mostly goes to God whom we’re grateful to, for he provided us with a super-great day, no mishaps, didn’t rain, no big problems. Thanks, God.

Everyone had a swell time and thought it was wonderful. Much thanks goes to the many volunteers and many thanks also to the great teen volunteers. They were and are a big help. We love you!

Thanks again to the volunteers of American Men & Women of Oak Park & Proviso Township.

Josie “Joie” Pierce
Oak Park

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