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Skate for History — on Presidents day in Mt. Prospect


President Day Skating Party

On Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20th, you and your children can have a fun day together, roller skating. Not only will you have a great day but you will be helping to preserve the 1896 Central School and support the Mount Prospect Historical Society. The eighth annual skating party runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the Central Community Center (CCC), 1000 W. Central Rd., Mount Prospect.

Admission for the skating party will be $5 per person. A limited number of skates will be available for rental from the park district at an additional cost of $5.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Mount Prospect Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mt. Prospect Park District, is hosting the party to support their efforts to preserve Mount Prospect history.

Skate For History

In 2012, the Society will kick off a five-year campaign to complete the restoration of Central School which the Society relocated and saved in 2008. Once restored, the schoolhouse will be used as a multi-purpose exhibit space, educational facility and community meeting area in the tradition of its previous roles in village history.

It is suggested that skaters bring in their own skates, which will be subject to inspection by park district personnel to prevent damage to the rink.

Disc jockey services for the afternoon are being provided by Ed Johnson, a member of the Society’s board of directors.

While the skating party is open to students from all schools in the Village, the Society and the park district do request that children in fourth grade and under be accompanied by a parent.

Pop and snacks will be available only through the park district’s vending machines this year. For additional info go to:

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