WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SAUGANASH PARK:
Thanks to all who attended our General Meeting last month! As always, we continue to strive to keep our neighborhood one of Chicago's best. This simply cannot be accomplished without your participation and cooperation. We appreciate all of you who volunteer and involve yourselves in the community.
Our next and final event of the SPCA's fiscal year is, of course, the Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic. This event is a time-honored tradition—a real slice of small town Americana right here in the big city—that is always met with great anticipation. For those who may be new to the area, our 4th of July begins with a parade from the main gate at Sauganash Park. You can walk or pedal your bike (decked out in red, white and blue), It's a family event, so put your little ones in their bike seats, strollers, or wagons and take them along for the ride. We walk to the flagpole on Peterson, the Boy Scouts raise the flag, we hear a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" followed by The Pledge of Allegiance, and hear a few words from our alderman and community leaders. Then the parade continues, winding through the beautiful Sauganash streets, while friendly neighbors on the sidelines wave, cheer and occasionally throw some goodies your way. When you return to the park, you will feast upon hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and more. There will be a DJ to entertain, as well as inflatables for the kids. This is all courtesy of the dues-paying members of the Sauganash Park Community Association in conjunction with our neighboring association the SCA.
Of course, this undertaking takes planning, budgeting, coordination and execution. Just like Uncle Sam says, "WE NEED YOU!" We need volunteers of all kinds (teens welcome!): early morning unloading of food, tables and equipment; people to wrap and serve cooked hot dogs in foil; people to breakdown and clean up; and some responsible adults to accept 2016-17 membership applications and dues. Please e-mail us or otherwise contact one of our board members if you're able to help!
You will see our membership form in the mail in the near future. Please continue to support our efforts! If you're not already a member, please consider joining this year. We will look forward to seeing you all in the park this summer!
We send a hearty congratulations to all of our neighborhood kids who are graduating this year! We wish you the best of luck as you advance in your academic careers!
Thank you for making ours one of the best neighborhoods in the City of Chicago! Come on, summer!
(Calendar for the month of May forthcoming!)