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Letter to the Editor

Park Foundation expresses its thanks to the many supporters that helped make its efforts a success in 2011.

The Deerfield Park Foundation wishes to thank the many supporters that have made its efforts a success during the past year.

That success comes in many forms including donating to the Grants-in-Aid program, sponsoring and/or donating to events and volunteering.

The foundation chairman Dan Appelbaum expresses his appreciation, on behalf of the Foundation, to its Sponsor/Partner businesses for its continued support: Cookers Red Hots, Fields Auto Group, , Jewell Contract Dining/Winter Café, Marriott Residence Inn in Deerfield, Northside Community Bank, Sam’s Club in Wheeling, of Deerfield, Whitehall of Deerfield, in Deerfield and the Optimist Club of Deerfield.

Since its establishment in 1983, the Foundation has helped raise funds for projects and services such as Grants-in-Aid, which provides scholarships so that residents in serious financial need can attend park district programs, the accessible playground at , the Zero-Depth kiddie wading pool at , recycling containers for park and park/school locations and the ThorGuard Lightning Predication System.

To accomplish its goals, the Foundation solicits donations from businesses, corporations and individuals, sponsors fund-raising events and operates recognition-based giving opportunities. In addition, it supports and volunteers at popular community events such as Community Services Day and the July 4th Parade.

For 2012, new and recently developed opportunities are available, including a Donor Wall at the Sachs Recreation Center, engraved individual and family pavers for Woodland Park and a $1,000 Linda Gryziecki Scholarship offering.

Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. For more information, please visit: www.deerfieldparkfoundation.org, email info@dfpd.org or call 847-945-0650.

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