The Community Remembers 9/11
The Community Remembers 911
Hopefest 2011, organized by three local Methodist churches, will take place on Sunday, September 11 at Maine East High School located at Dempster and Potter Road. The community will unite with a day of remembrance and hope affirming volunteer action across our community and be a day of observance on the tenth anniversary of the WTC/Pentagon attacks.
Hopefest 2011 will commence with a memorial service at 7:30 a.m. which will include the unveiling of a steel I-beam preserved from the World Trade Center. At noon, the Park Ridge Fire Department will be sounding the siren of one fire truck at Hopefest and area churches will be sounding their bells. Myriad of activities will continue throughout the day and conclude with a ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
The day will celebrate the dedication of our local first responders, and will include the Advocate Lutheran General Kids Fair, a Salvation Army emergency response seminar, Resurrection Health Care CPR classes, LifeSource blood drive, food drive, free health screenings, and volunteer work projects at several community locations. For more information, visit the website www.hopefest.net