The Oak Lawn Park District’s Ice Arena has been conducting its 7th Annual Treats for Troops collection throughout the month of October and Friday November 3rd is the last day to participate.
The public is also encouraged to participate by dropping off bags of candy to the Ice Arena, 9320 S. Kenton Ave, by Friday, November 3rd. 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 10 years.
Last year over 500 pounds of treats were collected. “We are forever grateful that our community has responded so generously throughout the years. It is heartwarming to see this multitude of people come together to say thank you!”, said Mary Hensley.
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.
For more information on donating to the troops, please contact 708-857-5173