It was great to see the Brookfield community come together on National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Ehlert Park to greet and thank the police and fire departments. 

The park was filled with vehicles from both departments and officers had a chance to interact with the community in a social setting. 

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce gave away Frisbees, footballs and tattoos. Tischler’s donated hotdogs and Brookfield Western Conference grilled them and gave them away at the concession stand. Zoo City Treats gave away Italian ice, Mary’s Morning Mix Up gave away cookies and Costco donated bottles of water. 

Proviso Children’s Advocacy Center was there with a hands-on presentation of making stress balls to take home. The Citizens Police Academy had a display of pictures from different events that they are involved in to support the police department. Tammy Lake from Met Life was doing fingerprint kits and giveaways, and Costco had a display of residential security systems. 

Chamber President Todd Hitzeman thanked the police and fire departments for all of their efforts in the community. He presented each department with framed photos from Village Day at the farmers market. Everyone celebrated with a special cake made by Dawn LeClere and cupcakes were available for all that attended. 

This was our way as a community to extend our thanks to those that serve and protect our fine village.

Thank you to all of the sponsors: First National Bank of Brookfield, Tischler Finer Foods, Costco North Riverside, Mary’s Morning Mix-Up, Zoo City Treats, Joe’s Saloon, Brookfield Western Conference, Betty’s Flowers and Gifts, Hitzeman Funeral Home, Leo’s Liquors, Merrick Animal Hospital, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, MetLife, Brookfield Village Board and Priority Print.

Save the date: Aug. 7, 2018 for next year’s National Night Out.

Amy L. Weinert, treasurer

Brookfield Chamber of Commerce