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New commemorative options from the Forest Foundation of Kendall County

The Forest Foundation of Kendall County is now offering a variety of ways to memorialize or recognize someone special (such as a birth, graduation, wedding or a loved one who has passed) or commemorate a special event (such as a new company, a promotion or an outstanding achievement).

Based on various donation amounts purchasers can select a metal and synthetic dedication bench to be installed by the Forest Preserve with the name of the honoree on a plaque attached to the bench; the planting of an oak tree in one of the forest preserves with the name of the honoree listed in the forest preserve record book; or the planting of an oak tree in a commemorative grove with the honoree listed on a kiosk next to the grove including the tree location.

Additional options are a donation to the Forest Foundation Education Fund, forest preserve informational signage, an information board with the designee’s name embedded, a donation to the General Restoration Fund, or a unique request – such as a shelter or a library book.

Contact the Forest Foundation of Kendall County for more information to to make a request at 630-553-4025 or see the Commemorate an Event or Someone Special brochure at kendallforest.com.