Unity Day: Strengthening the Ties between the Park Forest Community and the Police on Saturday, October 1

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Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)–September 28, 2016. The Kiwanis Club of Park Forest’s 65th Annual Pancake Day takes place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rich East High School, 300 Sauk Trail. Pancake Day has been a proud community tradition for decades. Attendees enjoy all-you-can-eat golden brown pancakes and sizzling sausage. Connect with neighbors, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate community while taking part in a fantastic breakfast benefiting an even better cause.

Proceeds from Pancake go toward community engagement activities throughout the year in addition to $1 from each adult ticket benefiting Park Forest Police Officer Tim Jones. Jones was shot in the line of duty earlier this year and continues to rehabilitate from his injuries.

Advance tickets are $3 for kids 12 and under and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at Village Hall. Costs increase by $1 for tickets purchased at the door.

Following Pancake Day, enjoy another event aimed at celebrating and strengthening community. The Park Forest Police Department presents Unity Day at Central Park on Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring fun and exciting games for kids, raffles, police emergency vehicles and more.

Scheduled to be in attendance at Unity Day are members of the Park Forest Police Department, Park Forest Mayor John Ostenburg along with members of the Park Forest Board of Trustees, State Representative Anthony DeLuca. Comments from Park Forest officials take place at 1:30 p.m. A K-9 demonstration takes place at 2 p.m. The Flight for Life Helicopter is expected to land at Central Park at 2:30 p.m.

Free food will be available for the first 500 attendees.

A safe Park Forest relies on more than just a professional, well-trained police force, it also relies on a strong partnership with residents. Meet the officers who serve you, show your support, and enjoy lots of fun with the Park Forest Police Department on Oct. 1 at Central Park!

Source: http://villageofparkforest.com