Monday, December 17, 2012
Together We Cope brings early Christmas cheer to 1,800 children. Organization is still accepting holiday donations for children and teens.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Joe Vince
Monday, December 17, 2012
Employees and volunteers from Together We Cope got to play the role of Santa early this year, handing out donated Christmas gifts last week to families in need as part of the nonprofit's Adopt a Child program. READ: Together We Cope Provides Christmas for Needy Kids This year, the program had 1,800 children from needy families, up from last year's 1,300. People and organizations have "adopted" these kids, donating gifts that Together We Cope gathered together in gift bags. Although the program is officially over for the year, Together We Cope is still accepting donations for children who weren't sponsored. Donors can find out what is needed by calling 708-633-5040, and more information can be found on the nonprofit group's website. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Our annual Thanksgiving greeting card to Oak Lawn.
Here are three minues and four seconds of life affirming moments in a year in the life of Oak Lawn. I've covered a lot of neighborhoods and a lot of towns, and no matter where I go in my career, I'll never cover a community as special as Oak Lawn. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Everything you need to know about Oak Lawn's annual Santa On the Green. The free, family holiday festival kicks off from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.
The most wonderful time of the year officially starts this Saturday (Nov. 24) when the boss man from the North Pole is due to land for Oak Lawn’s annual Santa On the Green. The free, family, holiday fun-fest kicks off at 1 p.m. as Santa arrives in style atop an Oak Lawn fire engine. Santa, accompanied by Mrs. Claus (Santa's numero uno lady), and their pal Frosty the Snowman, will be escorted by Oak Lawn’s finest and bravest in a mini-parade that winds from the police station to the gazebo at Cook and Dumke. Download the Santa On the Green flier and Google Earth map. Brought to you by the Village of Oak Lawn and the Oak Lawn Special Events Commission, this popular holiday event is entirely free and features children’s rides, refreshments …
Local business owners put finishing touches on Oak Lawn’s first-ever Small Business Saturday shopping event.
Free ornaments, Santa cones, charming hostess gifts, discounts and deals are just a few of the delights awaiting local shoppers this Saturday, Nov. 24. Check out Oak Lawn Patch's Fave Local Business Facebook Page Picks Local business owners are putting the final touches on Oak Lawn’s first-ever “Small Business Saturday” shopping event. Shoppers can catch a free trolley and cruise the village’s 95th Street business district between Cicero and Ridgeland Avenues for some awesome offers from local businesses. The trolley will also be making stops at Oak Lawn’s Santa On the Green family holiday fest. Stop by the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce table at Santa On the Green and pick up a map of participating businesses, or grab one from a friendly …