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Thanks to all for a successful Gill Park Back to School Bash!

Backtoschool001East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) in cooperation with Alderman Cappleman’s Office, the Park District, the Central Lake View Merchants Association, the Northalsted Business Alliance, and other community leaders participated in an extraordinarily successful event in Gill Park on Saturday, August 24th – the first ever Gill Park Back to School Bash.

A reason for now having community activities in Gill Park is largely because of the closing of the Chateau Hotel.  Thank you again, Alderman Cappleman!

We estimate that 200 plus students and a similar number of adults came to the event.

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ELVN managed a table at the event at which we gave away 250 bottles of water, 320 apples, 200 tooth brush and hygiene kits in addition to key chains and pencils received from the Cubs and dog treats to our canine neighbors.

Backtoschool005       Backtoschool004Included at the Bash was an Exhibit showing plans for proposed improvements to Gill Park. Alan M. Bell of Charity & Associates will be presenting the proposed Gill Park improvement plans at our next ELVN Community meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7pm in the 19th District Police Station Community Room.

Gill Park Back to School Bash this Saturday

ELVN has been working with Alderman Cappleman’s office, the Park District, the Central Lake View Merchants Association, the Northalsted Business Alliance, and other community leaders to initiate new activities in Gill Park (the part of the park to the south of the former Chateau Hotel).

The first event will be a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 2pm.

Future events under discussion include Farmers Markets in 2014.

ELVN will have a table at the Bash.  Please visit us to get your daily* apple.

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*In case you forgot, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”