Sunday, December 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Sen. Kimberly Lightford, the lawmaker most influential in helping the park district secure funds to renovate and reopen the facility at 809 Madison St. in Maywood, inside of the third floor of the building, which was named in her honor this month. | Shanel Romain
As community members filed through the Lightford Recreation Center, 809 Madison St. in Maywood, on Dec. 15, the facility’s namesake, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), basked in the glory of it all.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Community members file through the newly opened Lightford Recreation Center during a soft opening for the facility on Dec. 1. | File
The Maywood Park District will be hosting public tours of the new Lightford Recreation Center, 809 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, on Dec. 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Maywood Park District Commissioners cut the ribbon on the Lightford Recreation Center. | Shanel Romain
The historic former children’s receiving home at 809 Madison St. in Maywood is finally operable again after sitting empty for nearly two decades. The facility, which is now a community center operated by the Maywood Park District, also has a name — the Lightford Recreation Center.
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