Our Patch fans never cease to amaze us.
You are enthusiastic, passionate and kind—everything we hope we are to you. Villagers' friendly traits were more obvious than ever Wednesday afternoon when all the Southland Patch editors descended on , .
We handed out five gift cards to those who knew the secret word, "Zabrocki," and gave away almost 250 free T-shirts. Many of you got water bottles, magnets, balloons, coloring sheets and other Patchy schwag. We ask that you wear it proudly and spread the Patch word to your friends. We're here for you! We live by a strict "more the merrier" policy.
We're also taking this opportunity to give a hearty shoutout to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Together We Cope, where we set up our headquarters for the day. Don't forget that the nonprofit organization's .
That's all for now. Thanks for your hospitality, Tinley Park.