Oak Lawn’s first Tour de Patch is just one day away, which means it’s time for another local clue in our weeklong scavanger hunt.
This Wednesday, June 27, Patchers will blanket Oak Lawn with our zealous spirit, volunteer efforts and most importantly for you — LOTS of giveaways, such as free gift cards to anyone who utters the secret word, "Park Lawn,” to us while we are out and about that day.
It’s your editor’s way of thanking the best community that I’ve had the privilege of covering as a journalist, and I’ve covered my share of neighborhoods and towns.
As a preview, let's go on a virtual scavenger hunt!
Tell us where we can find this little Indian, and you will win a $5 gift card to Starbucks. The first person to email me with the correct answer at email@example.com wins.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Haak and Sharon Isztok for correctly identifying the penguin mascot on the Lang Ice House 95th Street and West Shore.
The Skinny on Oak Lawn Tour de Patch
- Keep an eye out and join us June 27 as we tour the Oak Lawn community. We’ll be pretty easy to find, as we’ll be decked out in our bright green Patch gear.
- If you see Patchers in Oak Lawn, tell us the Secret Word ("Park Lawn"), and win one of our Best Buy, iTunes or Starbucks cards. We'll have other prizes, too, including T-shirts, Patch pens and magnets and more.
- Throughout the day, you can visit us at the Oak Lawn Farmers Market at Cook and Dumke where we'll be sharing a table with First Merit Bank, and at Deja Brew.
- Then pop in at the Oak Lawn Library around 11 a.m. where Patchers will be reading stories to 2-6-year-olds in the Youth Services Room.
- We'll also be delivering doughnuts from Tuzik's 95th Street Bakery to the warehouse crew at Park Lawn Services, and doing activities with day campers at the Oak Lawn Park District.
- We’ll also be stopping by Kmart, the Oak Lawn Fire Department and Platinum Chiropractic.
- Then join us for prank phone calls when we call village hall and ask if they have "King Edward in a box." (Just kidding!!!!)
Would you like us to visit your office? Your restaurant? Your nonprofit organization? Let us know! Tell us in the comments and will rain goodies down upon you and your co-workers.
Be ready to pose for pictures, or even get in on one of our videos. We'll be posting them on to Oak Lawn Patch all day.