In Phillips, National Night Out draws hundreds of neighbors
Aug. 3, 2005—Hundreds of area residents and employees jammed four blocks along 27th Street in the Phillips neighborhood on the hot and sticky evening of August 2 to celebrate National Night Out, fulfilling this year's theme of "Building Community One Neighbor at a Time."
Thirty-three event participants arrayed between Chicago and Portland Avenues offered entertainment that included musical acts, puppetry, pony rides, root beer floats, face painting, and much more. Staff of the Phillips Partnership handed out 300 books to children.
For the eighth consecutive year, the event was organized by community relations staff of Phillips Partnership member Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Joyce Krook of ANW and Muriel Simmons of the Phillips West Neighborhood Association were co-chairs.
Other sponsors and participants from the partnership included Wells Fargo, Childrens Hospitals and Clinics, and the Phillips Eye Institute.
Thanks to this year's sponsors:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Abbott Northwestern Hospital medical staff
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Childrens Hospitals and Clinics
Thomson-Dougherty Funeral Home
Phillips West Neighborhood Association
Portland Avenue Block Club
American Swedish Institute
Chicago-Lake Business Association
4th and Lake Business Association
City Council Member Robert Lilligren
Phillips Weed & Seed
Lutheran Social Services
2615 Park Avenue Associates
We Love Kids Daycare
Zuhrah Shrine Center
Oakland Square Co-Op