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October 1, 2018 - October 22, 2018
Get your entries in by Monday, October 1. We encourage individuals, families, schools and businesses to enter, All scarecrows will need to be completed and dropped off by Monday, October 22. The community is welcome to vote on the scarecrows from Tuesday, October 23- Wednesday, October 31. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31. 1st Place Winner: $250; 2nd Place: $150 and 3rd Place: $50 Gift Card. For entry forms and more information, call 708.748.1112, #5691 or email email@example.com.
October 1, 2018, 8:30 AM - October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Village-wide
Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, your water may become discolored from iron in the pipes. There are no known health risks associated with consuming discolored water caused from iron in the pipes, but it is recommended that you refrain from using discolored water until it runs clear. It is also recommended that you not wash clothes when your area is being flushed. If your laundry becomes discolored, keep the items wet and pick-up a free bottle of Red-B-Gone at Village Hall. Flushing began in the north part of town and proceeds south.
Click on the below link to track progress of hydrant flushing by viewing the hydrant flushing map. The map will be updated as the flushing process progresses.
No flushing is done on weekends.
October 15, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Village Hall
October 20, 2018, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Main Street Market -- formerly the Park Forest Farmers' Market -- offers a variety of fresh flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, herbs and dairy products. Local businesses are also on hand selling artwork, garden ornaments, jewelry, and more. EBT/Link, WIC, and Senior Nutrition Coupons accepted.
The Market is open Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., May through October, for shopping, food, and entertainment.
October 22, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Village Hall
October 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - October 31, 2018, 9:00 PM
Come support a good cause and visit our Haunted House. Every year has a different twist to it. Haunts Against Hunger collects canned goods and funds to donate to the local Rich and Monee Township Food Pantries. Tickets will be $6 with canned goods; $8 without canned goods; and $50 for a group of 10 or more ($5 per person), with or without canned goods. Pick a day or two, bring your entire family, friends and enjoy. Early ticket sales will start October 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest (Rec & Parks Counter, 1st Floor/Lobby), 9a-5p. After 5p, the day of the Haunted House, ticket sales will be one hour prior to start and 15 minutes prior to closing, in the Lobby of Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Questions, call 708.748.2005 or 708.283.5621. Sponsored by: Haunts Against Hunger, Park Forest Police and Economic Development & Planning Department.
October 27, 2018, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Somonauk Park
2018 Fall Fest
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chili Cook-off ~ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Sample chili and help choose the winner of the Best Chili in Park Forest!
October 31, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Village Hall
The Park Forest Economic Development Advisory Group (EDAG) seeks nominees from residents, civic groups, and businesses to recognize a Park Forest business owner who is committed to community service. Do you know a Park Forest business owner who has made a difference for you or someone you know? Complete the online nomination form no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018.
Past recipients of the Business Person of the Year award are: Janet Fiorenzo, Tower Cleaners; Alan Franklin, Muzicnet Performing Arts Center; Jim McDannel, Lifetime Automotive Repair; Mike Jordan, State Farm Insurance; Earl and Alia Davis, Quality Classic Health and Fitness Center; Bree Breedlove, State Farm Insurance, Yvette Jones, Patricia Moore, Patricia Moore Studio, and 2017 recipient Ed Czupryn, Park Forest Currency Exchange.
October 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Village Hall
Join us for a candy walk in Downtown Park Forest with the businesses until candy is exhausted. We will also, have a costume contest for the little ones starting at 4:15pm. Check-in at Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, for the list of participating businesses. Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Commission, Park Forest Police Department and Economic Development & Planning Department. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.