Best of Glen Ellyn

Each month the Glen Ellyn Park District review the district’s volunteers and participants to find those who best exemplify the interests of the park district. These people are then recognized as the Best of Glen Ellyn at a Park Board meeting. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, email support@gepark.org with your nomination and details.

2018

Glen Ellyn Gators

Date: February 20, 2018
The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners recognized the following volunteers who served selflessly for over five years on the Glen Ellyn Gator Parent Committee: Paula Barnett, Gina Walch, Kim Welsh, Tina Hutchinson, Dave Short, Dominick Ficarella, Rob Pieper, and Sarah Mical. The leadership, dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of these individuals for the sport of swimming is one of the biggest reasons for the continued success and growth of the program.

Brendan Cavanagh

Date: March 3, 2018
In coordination with his foundation, Charlie’s Corner, Brendan collaborated with the Glen Ellyn Park District to introduce a new event in 2017: Glow in the Park Lantern Walk. A benefit for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the event raised over $8,000 which was donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lurie Children’s.

Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce

Date: March 13, 2018
The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners recognized Dawn Smith, Steve Thompson, and the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce for their continued partnership in organizing and staging the 3rd annual Chocolate, Cheese and Wine event. The Chocolate, Cheese and Wine event is a combined fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Ellyn Park District. Funds received from the event are split among the two agencies each year. In 2018, due to its successful turn out of participants and numerous sponsors, the event raised $2,000 for the Park District with the funds earmarked for the scholarship program which enable residents in need to receive financial assistance for Park District programs and activities.

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