The July 4th fireworks were spectacular — and the finale was the best in years. Thank you so much for doing this for the community. I was struck last night about not only the tradition of the event but of the community building it nurtures. My husband and I reminisced about the many years of displays we have seen, from when our now-grown sons were small. My friend and I commented on how the attendees reminded us why we live Oak Park — it was so great to see so many different people of all ages, coming together to enjoy the evening. 

Community Bank and Wednesday Journal have always been so generous to our community and I hope you know how appreciative we are. Your support to our community is more than just one day a year — I know from personal experience how much you help local nonprofits, and there is probably much more. You are such a treasure to Oak Park. Thank you!

Susan Parks

Oak Park

Editor’s note: Community Bank has been sponsoring the GALA Fireworks Show for the past two decades. Wednesday Journal has been sponsoring the fireworks finale for nearly that long.

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