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posted: 1/11/2014 12:43 PM

Palatine parks participates in National Day of Service

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Palatine Park District will be honoring the National Day of Service Monday, Jan. 20, with two events created by members of the Palatine Park District Employee Service Committee.

Valentines for Veterans, an event for the entire family, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Community Center, Room 1C, 250 E. Wood St., Palatine.

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The fee for this event for all ages is just $3 per family and registration can be completed using code 6411-4 at www.palatineparks.org.

Participants will create valentines to be delivered to local veterans hospitals. An assortment of craft supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome to attend; parents must remain at the event to supervise their children.

The mission of Operation Write Home is to support our nation's armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Palatine Park District will provide the materials to create handmade cards that will be sent to troops overseas for their use in communicating with home. This event for adults will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Registration for the $5 per person fee, to cover material and postage costs, can be completed at www.palatineparks.org using code 6412-4. All card making materials will be provided, along with snacks and raffles. A cash bar will be available.

Members of the community are invited to attend either event for just a short time, or for the entire time, to create cards. For information, contact Lisa Schroeder, Special Interest coordinator, at (847) 496-6229 or lschroeder@palatineparks.org.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.

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