The Oak Lawn Park District’s Ice Arena will hold its 6th Annual Treats for Troops collection throughout the month of October.
Participants of the Ice Arena’s Rising Stars Skating School, run by Program Supervisor Mary Hensley, will decorate treat bags and collect Halloween candy to be sent to the troops.
The public is also encouraged to participate by dropping off bags of candy to the Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave, by Friday, November 4th.
An opportunity to decorate treat bags and collect for the troops will also be available at the Park District’s Spookview event at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Saturday, October 22nd, from 1:00-5:00pm.
All candy collected will be sent to the Park District’s Veterans Care Package Coordinator, Miss Jackie Connelly, who has been collecting and packaging goodies for distribution to the troops for over 9 years.
Last year over 500 pounds of treats were collected.
“We are proud to do our share in honoring our troops who have sacrificed so much for our freedom”, says Mary Hensley. “We want to thank all those who have participated in this event throughout the years and making it such a huge success.”
For more information on donating to the troops, please contact 708-857-2200.