A Message from Mayor Ron Serpico

Entering Melrose Park, one returns to a time when neighbors talked over the fence, moms watched out for each other’s children, and churches were central to family life. Our tree-lined streets are populated with well-manicured homes. But what you really notice upon entering Melrose Park is the diversity of its residents. Walk down any street and you will be immersed in a tapestry of cultures, each with their unique language, food and customs – Melrose Park is a shining example of the ideal of the “American Melting Pot”.

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Register Your 4 to 7 Year Old for Night Time Camp Fun That Begins September 28th



The Melrose Park Youth Commission is holding a Night-time Camp Fun for children 4-7 years of age.

Children who register will participate in fun activities geared towards learning, athletics and having fun with others.

The program includes a number of arts and crafts activities, kids sports – basketball, soccer, etc., make and bake nights,movie nights, tutoring, holiday parties, video game nights, field trips and more.

Our Night-time Camp Fun runs three nights a week (Mondays-Wednesdays, 6:15-8:30 p.m.) Sept. 28-Nov. 10. Cost is $25 per child for Melrose Park residents and $100 per child for nonresidents

You can register your children for Camp Fun by visiting the Youth Commission located on the first floor of the Melrose Park Civic Center, Mondays-Fridays.

For more information, call (708) 450-0555.

Fall Tree Planting


If you are interested in a tree for your parkway area, we are now compiling a list for Melrose Park’s fall tree planting program.
To request a tree, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128.

Mayor Ron Serpico and Donna Serpico Asks You To Support Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Food Pantry

food_drive retouched (1)On behalf of their nine grandchildren (two of which are in the picture), Mayor Ron Serpico and his wife, Donna made a donation to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Food Pantry that serves the Melrose Park and Stone Park community.

The latest government data indicates that 1 in 6 of our Cook County neighbors goes to bed hungry or lacking proper food nourishment.

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Fun September Happenings for the Community at Sacred Heart

sacredheartschoolCome participate in 3 different Sacred Heart Parish/School fundraising events in September. From playing Bunco to enjoying food to painting while sipping wine, you will enjoy a great time with friends and neighbors. Click on the flyers below for more info.

Click for Sacred Heart Bunco Party Flyer

Click for Buona Sacred Heart PTO Fundraiser

Click for Paint-n-Sip Flyer and Form

Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association Making Life in Melrose Park a Little Nicer

The Community Nutrition and Senior Services Association Melrose Park café serves neighbors 60 years of age and above, providing them the resources they need to stay active, healthy and happy.

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The café offers a nutritious hot meal and/or salad bar every weekday and we will be grilling outside every week this summer! Lunch is always free with a suggested donation of $2-$3.

We are located inside the Sharp Community Center at 1609 N. 36th Avenue, Melrose Park. Our hours are Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. For more information, contact Laurie Madden (708) 316-7488



Proviso East Class of 1975 Plans Reunion


The Proviso East Class of 1975 will celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, October 10 at the Chicago Marriott-Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd zzzz copy
St. in Oak Brook.

For all the information or to update your mailing address, please visit this website: www.varsityreunions.com and click on the tabs “Current Reunions” or on “Update Your Address” in order to stay in touch and receive the latest information.

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Rules For Conducting A Melrose Park Garage Sale

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Garage sales shall be conducted only during the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM


Garage sales will be held on the third weekend of the following months: May, June, July, August and September. Sales are to be conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the designated weekends.

No sales are allowed on Sundays.

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