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Join the Park Forest Fire Department for the following activities being held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week!
On Thursday, October 9 the Park Forest Fire Department will hold the annual silent twilight parade. This is the 34th year for this event which brings together fire trucks from surrounding communities in a silent tribute to firefighters who have fallen while protecting others during the past year.
The parade will begin with a short non-denominational memorial service at St. Irenaeus Church, 78 Cherry Street, beginning at 6 p.m. Following the service, the parade will proceed silently down a four-mile route through Park Forest (see route details below), returning to the Fire Department for a reception. Residents are encouraged to stand at the curb to show their support as the parade passes.
Parade Route:Leave Village Hall parking lot and turn left to travel east on Indianwood Blvd. and proceed to Forest Blvd. Turn left onto Forest Blvd. and continue north on Forest. The parade will then veer onto Park St. (passing Garden House), turn left onto Westwood Drive and proceed to N. Orchard Drive. Turn right onto N. Orchard Drive and following to Indiana St. Turn right onto Indiana St. and then left on Illinois St. Follow Illinois St. back around to Indiana St. and turn right back onto N. Orchard Drive. Continue south on N. Orchard Drive to Westwood Drive and follow to Sauk Trail where the parade will veer to the left and then right on to Shabbona Drive. The parade will then follow Shabbona Drive to S. Orchard Drive, where it will turn left and proceed on S. Orchard Drive to Indianwood Blvd. Turn right onto Indianwood Blvd. and complete at the Village Hall parking lot where the parade began.
On Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., take a tour of the firehouse and meet the fire personnel who serve your community! During the open house, demonstrations along with fire safety information will be provided. A child seat safety check will also be held. Additionally, there will be several activities for children including presentations in the Fire Safety trailer! Parents, this is a great event and opportunity for kids!