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Hanging Out with Glencoe Public Safety

Glencoe kids squeezed in some summer fun while they might last week.

A pair dozen children met Glencoe Public Safety Friday, Sept. 8, on the ballfield at Melvin Berlin Park for a friendly game of kickball.

Glencoe Police Officer Brian Golden fires the kickball in from the outfield.

The event was a product of Glencoe Youth Services, which invited second- through eighth-graders from the community to come back join the fun.

It was the second friendly competition this summer with Glencoe’s first-responders. The primary was a softball game in June, said Michelle Rosenthal, director of Glencoe Youth Services. Rosenthal said the events are a approach to get area kids outside.

“It’s just summer fun,” she said. “Going back to old-fashioned fun. … Back to the fundamentals and putting kids in authentic situations.”

The kickball game was the second competition this summer between area youth and Glencoe Public Safety.

Glencoe Youth Services offers plenty of opportunities for school-aged children throughout Recent Trier Township, including at an after-school center near Central School in Glencoe. It also operates two programs for residents with disabilities: Special Needs Adult Pals and Young Adult Pals.

Upcoming GYS events include Lunches of Hope/Morning of Service from 10 a.m.-noon and Harvest Fest for local teen singers and songwriters from 8-10 p.m. at Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park.

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