Here are a few photos we shot.
Also, a tip of our caps to 23rd Ward Alderman Michael R. Zalewski, who not only was on hand himself to help emcee the event, but brought his children and grandchildren out to stick around and enjoy the event, as everyone else did.
The alderman said he has been privileged to work with the men and women of GRREAT, a grassroots organization attempting to showcase the neighborhood in such a way as to attract new businesses and help keep existing establishments thriving.
Zalewski said the strong turnout at the event reflected the family nature of Garfield Ridge and was a reflection of its strength--young and old, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, and of course, children--coming together to celebrate the holidays and honor traditions.
Lots of family fun in one of Chicago's very best neighborhoods!
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