Park District Holds Arbor Day Event
Students from Graves Elementary School are photograph after planting a tree in Legion Park for Arbor Day. Along with the students and their teachers are: (Back row L to R)Rob Mead-Ingredion Inc., Laura Niernbach-Ingredion Inc.,Summit Park District Ross Bruni-Executive Director., (Front row L) Summit Park District Board of Commissioner Pat Tichacek. (Front row R) Summit Park District Board of Commissioner President Judy Pollick and Graves Assistant Principal Rodolso Olavarri.
The Summit Park District and School District 104 and Ingredion Inc. partnered together to hold an Arbor Day tree planting even. Ingredion Inc. donates a tree for planting in a park and conducts a short presentation about the role trees play in the environment toDistrict 104 students. Each year a different school and park is selected. This year students from Graves Elementary participated in a tree planting in Legion Park. As an extra dimension to the tree planting students were given a questionnaire asking among other questions what they think future will be like. All of the questionnaires were placed insideA time capsule that was planted with the tree. Students also received, compliments of the Summit Park District and Ingredion Inc. butterfly garden starter kits.
Summit Boxing Alum Sees Big Success
Pictured are Louie "Top Gun" Taylor with President Judy Pollick
Louie "Top Gun" Taylor strikes a pose with one of his biggest inspirations, Summit Park District's Board of Commissioners President, Judy Pollick. She and the board have happily supported Louis's endeavors to become a professional boxer as he has earned a 20-0 record. Taylor has received significant accolades from one of the sport's best-known trainers following 10 years of coaching and mentoring by his father, Lou Taylor Sr. President Pollick was a major motivating influence to Louie as he trained at the park District along other aspiring Summit boxers.
Thank You to Ingredion!
Board President Judith G. Pollick, along with Program Manager Mary Borowski, present the appreciation plaque to Alan Jirik of Ingredion
Judith G. Pollick, President of the Summit Park District Board of Park Commissioners, presented an appreciation plaque to Alan Jirik Vice President of Governmental and Environmental Affairs of Ingredion. Also involved in the project but not in the photo were Mark Bosse - Environmental Affairs of Ingredion, Ingredion's volunteers and The Green Team. The Summit Park District expressed an appreciation to Ingredion Incorporated for the outstanding contribution in creation of The Butterfly Garden, the Rain Barrel Garden which has a variety of native plants, and also for the restoration of the park including benches a water fountain as well as the improvements made to the children's playground. Thank you from all those who use the Summit Park District.
Congratulations to Judith and Pat
Shown are Judith G. Pollick,left, and Pat Tichacek at a recent Park Board meeting with their awards.
The Illinois Association of Park Districts in Springfield, IL recently honored Judith Pollick and Pat Tichacek for 25 years of distinguished service on the Summit Park District Board of Commissioners. Each was given an award and plaque for their continued outstanding service to the residents of Summit in providing quality recreation and parks for all to enjoy.