Jaycees Partners with Park District to Lead the Village of Palatine Cleanup Initiative

  • Come help clean up the Reimer Reservoir on May 6, 2018.Freepik.com

    Come help clean up the Reimer Reservoir on May 6, 2018.Freepik.com

 
Sarah Harwerth-De Marco
Updated 5/3/2018 8:12 AM

The Palatine Jaycees has partnered with the Palatine Park District to sponsor the Village of Palatine Cleanup Initiative on May 6th at Reimer Reservoir on the corner of Palatine and Quentin Roads from noon to 3:00 pm. The Palatine Jaycees have recruited members of the Palatine Park District, Palatine Rotary, Palatine Kiwanis, Palatine Knights of Columbus, Palatine Sons of the American Legion and Rolling Meadows Rotary to work together to collect trash and weed invasive species of plants in the park.

"We are excited to work with the Palatine Park District, village and other organizations to lead this cleanup effort," said Ryan Rivard, chair of the project. "We, and other organizations in our community, believe if we work together we can keep Palatine a clean, safe and enjoyable place to live."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"We will have tools provided by Jaycees and the park district to help with the cleanup," said Kim King, co-chair of the project. "We encourage any other organizations or individuals who would like to participate to come out! We ask that you bring your own work gloves."

This is one of the many ways that the Palatine Jaycees gives back to the area community. Every year, the Palatine Jaycees conduct numerous programs to serve the community and accumulate funds for operation of the chapter and community events, grants and scholarships. Included in these projects are Hometown Fest (Fourth of July festival), Christmas tree sales, Easter Egg Hunt, STEM Fair and others that benefit the community.

The Palatine Chapter of the Jaycees, one of 50 local chapters throughout Illinois, has over 130 members and is one of the largest chapters in Illinois. The Jaycees provide individuals between the age of 21 and 40 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills while serving their community and have been recognized state-wide, nationally and internationally for their efforts.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine. For further information on the Palatine Jaycees, membership or any of their sponsored events visit their web site at www.palatinejaycees.org, email them at info@palatinejaycees.org or call them at 847-604-0288.

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