Thornwood Park Concert

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In September the Ouilmette Foundation co-sponsored a Concert in the Park night at Thornwood Park which drew more than 300 neighbors for an evening of music, food and fun. The Ouilmette Foundation plans to sponsor additional concerts in appropriate neighborhood parks during 2015 as part of its mission to enrich and enhance community life.

Looking Ahead

In addition to these two inaugural events, the Ouilmette Foundation is now turning its attention to proposed projects which include the renovation of the Keay Nature Center on Hibbard Road and the creation of an environmental education program that would combine the strengths and resident expertise of our park district, school districts and village resources. That long-term project could provide our children with opportunities that include evaluating water treatment facilities and related studies pertaining to land and air pollution.

1st to Play Golf Outing

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The Ouilmette Foundation’s “1st to Play” event was the first golf outing hosted at the newly renovated Wilmette Golf Club course. Eleven businesses partnered with the Ouilmette Foundation as ace, eagle, birdie and media sponsors. Another 21 businesses and individuals signed on as hole and cart sponsors, 12 businesses stepped up as raffle donors and another seven agencies and businesses donated items for a silent auction. Click here for a list of our generous sponsors and donors. Read More

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Wilmette Golf Course set for July opening

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The $2 million multi-green upgrade of the Wilmette Golf Course is almost complete, and park district officials are shooting for two days of special events starting July 10.

That includes opening ceremonies that day, followed by a July 11 tournament on behalf of the recently revived Ouilmette Foundation. The 18-hole course will then open for regular play on June 12, and a family golf event, complete with a golf clinic and a barbecue, is scheduled for July 13. Read More