Free Knowledge, Food, Services, More at July 22 Community Resource Fair

Vision of Restoration

VOR Logo.pngFriday, June 1, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews ||@village_free 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vision of Restoration Inc., Maywood Illinois Annual Community Resource Fair Friday, July 22, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Who: Vision of Restoration, Inc. (VOR) in partnership with the Maywood Park District

What: Presents its Annual Community Resource Fair- “Restoring Peace”

When: Friday, July 22, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Madison Street, from 9th Ave. to 13th Ave., Maywood.

Vision of Restoration, in partnership with the Maywood Park District, is presenting our Annual Community Resource Fair to support youth, seniors and families residing in Maywood and the surrounding western suburbs of Cook County.

This event is for the entire Proviso Township and will consist of a plethora of resources stemming from health care, local and state government, Village of Maywood resources, Greater Chicago Food Depository, employment, re-entry, veterans, youth Peace Ambassadors, education, entrepreneurial platforms, and a series of workshops and informational offerings that will cater to residents of all ages.

Last year’s fair was a tremendous success for the community. Mayor Edwenna Perkins stated, “I want to take the time to thank Vision of Restoration for a job well done on the 2015 resource fair! I look forward to working with them in the years to come!”

There were over 1,000 attendees and 60 vendors and organizations that lined 13th.

“We expect the attendance to increase to over 2,000 based upon the level of interest in this year’s Resource Fair,” stated Larry James, Executive Director at Vision of Restoration.

Mini Cooper is a sponsor for 2016. Terri L. Evans, Area Manager, Central Metro Market, Mini USA, stated, “On behalf of Mini Cooper and its dealers, we are dedicated to playing an important role in improving the communities where we live and do business.”

“Mini Cooper is honored to partner with Vision of Restoration of Maywood for this worthwhile event and look forward to a day of fun, entertainment and providing much needed resources to the families and youth residing in the western suburbs of Chicago.”

This all-around event will be full of resources, music, fun, food, and activities for seniors, youth and their families!Come join us and be apart of the annual celebration!

For more information, please call us at 708.344.3774, or click here.

20th Anniversary of Maywood Old Timers Picnic Aug. 20

Old Timers Picnic

This year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the annual Maywood Old Timers Picnic, one of Maywood’s most anticipated community-wide events that was started as a way to reconnect the village’s present with its past.

“I was running into people at funerals and visitations I hadn’t seen in years and we would sit and talk,” said Marilynn Jefferson, a longtime Maywoodian, now retired and living in Georgia, who helped establish the first Old Timers Picnic.

“I finally said, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice where we had time we could all be together and it would not be a sad occasion?’” Jefferson reminisced during an interview at last year’s event.

Since its founding, the event has become a source of history for those interested in mining the village’s rich past.

This year, the picnic will be held on Aug. 20 at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, 5th Ave. and Fred Hampton Way (or Oak St.).

Bring your family and friends. There will be food, fun and entertainment. For more information, call (708) 740-0747. Please leave a voicemail if you don’t get through. VFP

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