November has been a busy month here at Village Hall.
We kicked off the month by hosting a Business Roundtable for local business owners. Clerk Cathy Aparo and I provided the latest business-related news from the Village and most importantly, business owners were able to share their experience in Evergreen Park and give feedback and suggestions. It was a well-attended event and we look forward to continuing to foster the relationship between the Village and business owners in Evergreen Park.
On November 10, a new mural was unveiled at Veteran’s Park honoring Veterans in our community and beyond. Thank you to Village resident and artist Dan Doyle for your tremendous work on this project along with the many community members who volunteered their time to help with the painting of this mural. Thank you to our Veterans for serving our country. Because of your sacrifices, we are able to enjoy our freedoms.
Earlier this week we debuted a new design for the Village website. Our goal for this new look was to provide a cleaner, easier layout for residents to navigate to the information that is most important to them. The new website will continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the community providing better community engagement and enhancing the communication between residents and the Village.
The most wonderful time of the year is here – the Christmas holiday season! Make plans to join us for A Dickens Christmas on Saturday, December 3 from 2:00-7:00PM at Klein Park and the Community Center (97th and Homan). Visit Santa Claus, take a trolley ride, decorate cookies, get your face painted, enjoy a festive drink, and much more is planned for residents of all ages to enjoy. I will be on hand to light the Christmas tree at 6:00 PM. See you there!
I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be filled with many reasons to be grateful.
-Mayor Kelly Burke