Chicago Hyde Park Village to celebrate its 3rd Year Anniversary

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) will host its 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Lobby of the historical Hyde Park Bank building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

“We have really built an organization that is serving the needs of our community as a whole,” said Margaret Huyck, president of Chicago Hyde Park Village. “A Community [that’s] helping our elders engage in the quality of life that they want to live. We are thriving because we have the support of the community at large and we really appreciate that.”

During the anniversary celebration, members, volunteers, and donors will be honored along with special honoree: Jay Mulberry, a founding board member of the Chicago Hyde Park Village. Mulberry will be honored for his outstanding service to the Village for maintaining its calendar that is viewed by hundreds of people each month along with being a moderator for the CHPV and “Good Neighbors Googlegroups” for the past several years.

The event is free to the public and will serve light refreshments. Parking will be available on 54th Street in the parking lot directly behind the bank.

Sponsors of the event include Hyde Park Bank, NovaCare Rehabilitation Hyde Park and State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-13).

The CHPV is a NFP membership organization with the mission of helping older adults stay in their homes and engaged in their communities through education and neighbors helping neighbors. The CHPV was launched in 2014 and serves older adults in neighborhoods including but not limited to Hyde Park, Kenwood and Woodlawn. It is part of a national network of 230 Villages in the U.S. with more than 130 in formation.

For more information or how to arrange a ride for the event, call Margaret Huyck, president of the CHPV, at 312-833-0415, or email her at mhhuyck@sbcglobal.net.

j.phillips@hpherald.com