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Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Recent News and Events The Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following participants in our our 9/11 memorial ceremony: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311, 16th District Police Commander William Looney, Senator John Mulroe, Alderman John Arena, Joan Moody of Moody Plumbing who sang "God Bless America" and Larry Zimmerman of Nadig Newspapers who played "Taps." chamber1
Upcoming Meetings and Events Our Next Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 13th 8:30 a.m. Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence FREE Parking - FREE Refreshments FREE Networking Guest Speaker: Frank Suerth, NW Chicago Historical Society. Learn about the area's history, plus join us for a brief tour of the center's historic theater. The Copernicus Center will be one of 3 Jeff Park buildings featured in Open House Chicago on Oct. 15-16 The Jefferson Masonic Temple and Our Lady of Victory Church will also be in the citywide architectural festival, which includes free tours of each location...
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September Updates: On Faith, Grandparents and “Uncles”

From the Blog: Faith in Something
The world lost a great man a few weeks ago: my godfather and pseudo-uncle Bob "Butch Kalchbrenner.  He and his wife Gloria are those salt-of-the-earth people who always put others' needs before their own. It's ironic that my "Uncle" Bob has always had a bad heart because I don't know many people with a larger and kinder heart than his.
Butch was truly an inspiration on how to live and how to treat people during your short time here. On the Official Godfather Requirement Checklist, he checked all the boxes. I'm better for having known him. What better legacy is there?
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The Newsletter of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry Celebrating Thirty-Two Years of Service to the Community

Winter Coat Collection Underway The Pantry will be distributing winter coats to our clients (one per family) in October, so please check your closets for any gently used coats that you can do without and bring them to the Pantry. All sizes and shapes of heavier coats for winter, for children and adults, are needed. sept9-1 Pantry volunteers prepare donated coats for distribution to clients during the 2015 program. They can be left with food donations at the bottom of the stairs at the Grace Street Entrance at the Irving Park United Methodist Church (3801 N. Keeler). To ensure the church is open when you want to drop them off, call 773/283-6262. They also can be delivered on Wednesday mornings during the Pantry’s operating hours (9 a.m. to noon). Pantry Needs Toiletries The Pantry is once again in need of toiletries, especially shampoo. We also are running low on deodorant, toothpaste and razors for both men...
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