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Cavalcade of Pride 2009 winners

The Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission, along with the Blue Island Historical Society and The Forum, celebrated this year’s Cavalcade of Pride winners on Saturday, September 19, at a banquet held at Memorial Park Field House.  This event offers an opportunity for Blue Islanders from every ward to be recognized for the wonderful efforts you make to keep our community strong and beautiful.  Most of these nominations come from neighbors, making this recognition extra special.  These are our stars for 2009:

2009 Cavalcade of Pride Winners

First Ward:
First Place
12849 Greenwood Ave
Second Place (Tie)
12900 Maple Avenue
2419 Prairie
Second Ward:
First Place
13016 Chicago Avenue
Second Place
1504 Broadway Street
Third Ward:
First Place
1831 York Street
Second Place
12815 Lincoln Street
Fourth Ward:
First Place
12542 Elm Street
Second Place
2625 York Street
Fifth Ward:
First Place
12320 Highland Avenue
Second Place
2645 121st Street
Sixth Ward:
First Place
2913 141st Street
Second Place (Tie)
2304 139th Street
2256 139th Street
Seventh Ward:
First Place
12620 Irving
Second Place
2216 122nd Street
Best Garden:
11933 Greenwood Ave
Best Block:
2300-2400 W. 121st St.
Best Multi-Family Bldg:
2428 Oak Street
Best Business:
Flowers by Cathé

Winners were treated to a dinner catered by Stefanelli & Sons, and went home with fall bouquets from Flowers by Bartle.  Laura de Los Santos presented a lecture on the “History of Mexican American Workers” mural that once graced the wall at Broadway and Olde Western – a fascinating look at the artists and politics that surrounded the mural’s creation in the 1970s.  Tom Hawley and Tom Mantel were recognized for their Driehaus Award from Landmarks Illinois.

Special thanks to Park District staff for their help with such a wonderful facility – it was a fantastic night and the room looked beautiful.

See past winners at our Cavalcade of Pride page.