Hawthorn Woods Seeks Volunteers to Adopt Parks

Hawthorn Woods in Bloom Committee Seeking Volunteers to Help Beautify Village

HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – The Hawthorn Woods in Bloom committee is seeking volunteers to help Hawthorn Woods thrive during the global pandemic, according to a news release distributed by the village. Hawthorn Woods has been designated a national champion for two consecutive years by America in Bloom, an independent, all-volunteer organization that recognizes communities that work together to create vibrant, beautiful surroundings for its residents.

Volunteers can water and weed around entrance signs of selected village parks on a weekly basis, for the remainder of the growing season. According to the village, this is a great way to get involved with the community while staying safely distanced this summer.

How to Volunteer

Residents who reside near a Hawthorn Woods park or a landscaped cul de sac island can contact Brian Sullivan at bsullivan@vhw.org or 847-847-3531 to request a location.

Volunteers may work individually or as a group. Scouts, churches, neighborhood associations, families, and other organizations are encouraged to volunteer.

Last summer, the village had dozens of volunteers who adopted favorite public spaces. They were recognized by the Mayor at the annual volunteer appreciation meeting of the Hawthorn Woods Village Board.

Disclosure: Margo Pelak, Local Newsreader managing editor, serves as Chair of the Hawthorn Woods in Bloom committee in Hawthorn Woods.

By Margo Pelak

Margo Pelak is founder of the Local Newsreader. She resides in Hawthorn Woods with her husband Dennis and their two wild beasts.

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