Independence from Hunger food drive on Saturday
A drive-through, drop off food drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th St.
Needed foodstuffs include canned fruits and vegetables, boxed dry goods such as macaroni and cheese, cake and brownie mixes, cereals, juices and granola bars.
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Love Local Business
To help local businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, Palos Heights has launched its Love Local Business campaign.
Anyone who spends $100 at any city retail business or restaurant between April 1 and July 1 can receive up to two free vehicle stickers for 2020, 30 free Metra parking tokens or a $100 voucher to use at the Palos Heights Rec Center or Lake Katherine.
Just bring your dated receipt to City Hall, once it reopens, to redeem your voucher. Proof of residence and an ID are required along with vehicle registration if you want the free vehicle stickers.
There is a limit of one reward per household.
Police Explorer Cadet program recruiting
The Palos Park Police Department Explorer Cadet Program is designed to introduce young men and women 14 to 20 years of age interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
The program is designed to provide law enforcement training and experience to the Explorer Cadet through mentoring, classroom instruction, and hands-on training.
Sunday is usually a training day for the cadets.
For more information, call 708-671-3770 or contact Officer Chibe at Rchibe@palospark.org.
No chipper service in July
There will be no chipper service in July. Check the village website for specifics on chipping.
Bridge Teen Center to reopen in July
The Bridge Teen Center will reopen in July and begin summer programming on a limited basis as Illinois reopens after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like so many other public places, The Bridge will implement new safety guidelines and modifications to provide a clean and healthy experience for students. New modifications will include sneeze guards throughout the facility, automatic fixtures in bathrooms, socially-distant friendly seating, and much more.
“This Summer, The Bridge Teen Center will look a little different for our students, staff and volunteers,” said Priscilla Steinmetz, founder of The Bridge Teen Center. “We’re committed to doing what we can to make the most out of the situation by providing students with the unique opportunities they have come to enjoy at our facility.”
Online sign-up for July programs began June 22 at thebridgeteencenter.org.
Orland Township launches pantry campaign
Orland Township is asking for community assistance in restocking the shelves of the Food Pantry through a Go Fund Me campaign.
In order to keep up with the demand in this time of uncertainty, Orland Township is reaching out to residents and asking those who are able to make monetary donations that will allow the Orland Township Food Pantry to continue serving residents.
“No matter how big or how small, any donation made will provide for a neighbor in need during these challenging times,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “I urge anyone who is able to please support Orland Township’s efforts by contributing to the Stock the Pantry Donation Drive and help us reach our $50,000 goal.”
Donations are tax deductible and can be made by going to https://www.gofundme.com/f/orland-township-food-donation-drive.