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

Ebenezer

Lutheran Social Services

2615 Park Avenue Associates

We Love Kids Daycare

Zuhrah Shrine Center

Oakland Square Co-Op
New Horizon