Many thanks to Wednesday Journal for awarding Holly Hirst with the River Forest Villager of the Year Runner Up. I have frequently attended the River Forst Park District board meetings related to the installation of Keystone Park lights and have appreciated Ms. Hirst’s comments. Although Ms. Hirst supported installing the lights, she has been a balancing force on the park board through her support for concerned residents.

I am sorry that Ms. Hirst will not to run for a park district commissioner position; she is truly a breath of fresh air at the meetings. And thanks to Bill Dwyer for the great article about Ms. Hirst and attending the park board meetings for two years with those of us who perservered.

Agatha Gallo
River Forest

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