Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser September 24 to Benefit the Blue Star Memorial Marker Landscaping Project

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—September 12, 2011.  The Garden Club of Park Forest, supported by the Park Forest American Legion Post 1198, will hold a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 1631 Western Avenue, Chicago Heights.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Blue Star Memorial Marker Landscaping Project.

In 1945, the National Council of Garden Clubs started the Blue Star Marker project as a way to honor members of the Armed Forces.  Signs with big blue stars were purchased by garden clubs and placed in all states along major highways to honor all members and branches of the military. 

The Blue Star Marker that belongs to the Garden Club of Park Forest was moved last fall to the corner of Orchard Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard – across the street from the Park Forest Library.  In cooperation with the Village of Park Forest and American Legion Post 1198, the Park Forest Garden Club has designed new foundations and perennial plantings for this very large site.  The first phase of the project will cost $5,000 to implement. 

Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser are $8 per person.  For additional information on the event, please call 708-481-6628 or 708-748-3674.

If you cannot attend the Fundraiser but would like to help with this very worth-while cause, you can make a tax-deductible contribution.  Checks should be made out to the Garden Club of Park Forest with ‘Blue Star Marker Project’ written in the memo section and sent to: Loretta Madix, Treasurer, 125 Sycamore, Frankfort, IL 60423.