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February 11, 2013



The Challenge Is On!
The Big Unveiling
Make Your Mark on the Park
ON SALE NOW: West Bucktown Parks Desk Calendars!


The Challenge Is On!

As we previously reported, West Bucktown's own Lucy Flower Park is scheduled for a makeover in 2013. While the bulk of funding is slated to come from the generous support of the Chicago Park District and 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno, the West Bucktown community is responsible for raising $70,000 of the total project cost.

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The good news is that the Maplewood and Lucy Flower Park Advisory Council (MLFPAC) already has almost $50,000 in its coffers!  If we can raise the remaining $20,000 before the summer, The Park District tells us they will be able to break ground this year. The challenge is on, West Bucktown!

Please help us cover the shortfall by making your tax-deductible donation today, or by contributing to one of the fundraising initiatives outlined below. You can donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or mail your check (made payable to "Friends of the Park/Lucy Flower") to: MLFPAC, c/o Darcie Trier, 1647 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. 

Everyone who contributes $50 or more will be automatically included in the Lucy Flower "Seeds of Change" donor recognition program. And don't forget to check if your employer offers a Charitable Giving Matching program -- that can double the impact of your own contribution! 

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The Big Unveiling

As we close in on our $70,000  fundraising goal for the renovation of Lucy Flower Park, the Chicago Park District has moved forward with drawing up the final design plans -- and they look absolutely AMAZING!  The plans will be unveiled to the public at the Maplewood and Lucy Flower Park Advisory Council (MLFPAC) monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 pm at the Maplewood Park field house. Everyone is welcome to attend to get a first-hand look at our fabulous new park!

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Make Your Mark On the Park

IMAGE: Brick PaverHelp pave the way to a new and improved Lucy Flower Park by participating in the Buy-A-Brick program! Two different sizes of bricks are available: 4" x 8" for $100, and 8" x 8" for $300.

Want to demonstrate an even bigger show of support for West Bucktown? Consider sponsoring the installation of 
IMAGE: Park Bench
an 8-foot black metal bench, complete with a special recognition plaque honoring your generous donation of $5,000. Only two benches are available at Lucy Flower, and both will be unveiled at the park's new "grand opening." This is a great opportunity for businesses and residents alike to leave
a unique and lasting legacy on our community!

Click here to be redirected to the Lucy Flower renovation project website, where you can download order forms for both brick and bench purchases. Please return the forms with your check (made payable to "Friends of the Park/Lucy Flower") to: MLFPAC, c/o Darcie Trier, 1647 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. 


ON SALE NOW:
West Bucktown Parks Desk Calendars!


IMAGE: West Bucktown Parks Desk CalendarNot digging the rather dreary view outside your window these days? Bring a little color inside with a new West Bucktown Parks desk calendar! IMAGE: Sample Calendar PagesThe calendars run from February 2013 through January 2014 and feature the beautiful blooms of Maplewood and Lucy Flower parks. They're just $25 each, with $15 of every sale going to the planned renovation of Lucy Flower. Supplies are limited! To order your copy, email westbucktownparks@yahoo.com today!

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