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Thank you Carol Stream VFW Post 10396!

Posted on September 13, 2018

Veteran and VFW Post Commander Jim Benzin presented a $2000.00 check to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation for the Veterans Memorial Plaza project this morning, September 13, 2018. Accepting the check is Jackie Jeffery, Park District Commissioner. Also pictured are Park District staff Jim Reuter, Executive Director, and Pam Falco, Community Relations Specialist.

The Carol Stream VFW Post 10396 continue to support this project with generous donations, participating in fundraising events and by volunteering as members of the Veterans Memorial Plaza Task Force. Their continued contributions to this project are greatly appreciated as we strive to reach our financial goal. For additional information on the Veterans Memorial Plaza go to the page VETERANS MEMORIAL PLAZA.


We are excited to be breaking ground in a few weeks at Town Center for the new Veterans Memorial Plaza! However, we’re still about $60,000 short of our goal. This shortage requires us to phase in aspects of the project while fundraising continues, which is doable but extends the project’s completion date.

Help us reach our goal! There are many ways you can contribute:

To make a charitable contribution to the enhancements and beautification of Veterans Memorial, send your tax deductible donation to the Carol Stream Parks Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Carol Stream Parks Foundation
c/o 849 W. Lies Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Make an online donation at GO FUND ME.

Make a donation through the Carol Stream Park District’s ONLINE PORTAL.

Run, jog or walk in the Fall 5K Stars & Stripes Shuffle being held at Armstrong Park at 9am on Sunday, September 30. Fee is $30 resident, $35 nonresident. Sign up here:  Women 13762, Men 13761.

Sign up a team to play softball in the Stars & Stripes Softball Adult Tournament on October 6 at Armstrong Park. Team fee is $270 – code 15627.

We are getting so close to completing this project and presenting a beautiful memorial, a gathering place for the Village of Carol Stream residents and visitors and a meaningful and scenic place for our families, Veterans and visitors to honor our fallen heroes.

The Veterans Memorial Plaza Task Force includes members from the Carol Stream VFW, American Legion, Village, Park District, Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers.


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