HAPPINESS WAS THE 2013 PASSWORD.... CHECK OUT THE PICS TO SEE WHY!
FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO GRANT REQUESTS 
FROM OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS WITH BIG CHECKS!
CERRO VILLA'S PE DEPARTMENT HAS PLANS
TO IMPROVE FITNESS WITH NEW IPAD STRATEGIES.  NO,,,PLAYING GAMES ON THE INTERNET WON'T WON'T GET YOU FIT!
VPHS GRAD NIGHT FOR THE CLASS OF 2013 NOW HAS FUNDS TO SUPPORT A "SAFE & SANE" FOR THOSE UNABLE TO PAY TO ATTEND THE KNOTT'S BERRY FARM EVENT.
SERRANO RECEIVES BIG BUCKS FOR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES TO HELP EXTEND THE LIFE OF THEIR TEXT AND LIBRARY BOOKS. 
50 was Great!  But, oh, no...the VPCS Foundation didn't finish celebrating with an empty plate!  At the closure of the golden anniversary year, major funding for beautification of entry walls to our Hidden Jewel was initiated in conjunction with the City of Villa Park.  Villa Park Road at both Lemon and Santiago now sparkle with spectacular signage at entrances to the place we call HOME. 
                 DOUGLAS BENDER 
            2012 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR



For over 50 years, Villa Park has been a volunteer city. Without significant recognition, council members, committee chairs and event coordinators have always donated their time to enhance the welfare of this unique town.  
Thanks to the financial support from Union Bank acquired by VP Branch Manager Will Warren, a Volunteer Recognition Reception was held on February 20th at Rockwell's. The VPCS Foundations appreciation of the voluntary efforts of more than 100 citizens serving the city during the Golden Anniversary year was celebrated. Douglas Bender, the Anniversary Chair, was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year for 2012. All honored guests received special pins as well as provided a copy of The Hidden Jewel, a historical review of Villa Park autographed by the author, Jan Van Emon. Thanks to Carol Stone for organizing the event.




It is anticipated that the honorary reception and awards will become a yearly Foundation tradition in gratitude to those that have generously extended a helping hand to make a positive difference in the lives of those who live, work, learn and play in Villa Park. To learn about some interesting opportunities to support the Villa Park community, keep in touch with the VPCS FOUNDATION. 

For his first rate efforts, Doug receives the first
VPCS Foundation "Volunteer of the Year" award..

THE VPHS TENNIS BOOSTERS ACED A DONATION FROM VPCSF!   WHILE THE BOYS AND GIRLS TENNIS TEAMS AT 
VILLA PARK HIGH WILL BENEFIT FROM THE FUNDING FOR NEW NETS ON THE CAMPUS COURTS,  EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS OF TENNIS ON 
A WELL MAINTAINED COURT AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. THANKS TO VPCSF DONORS, IT'S A TRUE WIN FOR VILLA PARK.

 THANKS 
to the  
PICNIC
COMMITTEE

Greg Mills,Chair
Diana Fascenelli
Woody Rickerl
Rich Freschi
Ed Carter
Jill Kuli
Teri Elmendorf
Craig Beinlich
Kelly Jordan
Rich Ulmer
and
Mike Knowles




OH YEAH....THE CONCERT IN THE (VILLA) PARK ROCKED! 

OC Supervisor Spitzer leads the Pledge...Brits join in, too!.
Abby performs "White Horse"
Doing it "Russell Style"
Cheers for Kaylee 
WOW! A true non-stop Beatles experience for 90 minutes!
Kate's got the beat!
Everyone had a chance for a fun picture!
Hot August night dogs cooked by Hot VP Rotary Cooks
VPHS Interact welcomes the crowd & helps clean-up, too!
Yum! Covenant Pres Fish & Chips sold out!
It was a magnificent evening on August 2nd in the VPHS Outdoor Amphitheater.  Four local students initially warmed the hearts of the audience with their special musical performances followed by the VP Community Band led by Major Chuck Jay.   And, then....
Paperback Writer had the crowd humming and dancing to all their favorite Fab Four tunes.  There is no doubt that “Hey, Jude” will long be remembered as a favorite by the many Beatles fans in the VP audience that waved hands high with their lighted smart phones while they made a sad song even better. WOW! The smart phones quickly turned into cameras as the audience was invited to pose for personal photos with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. 
Special thanks to the many members & sponsors of the VPCS Foundation and Villa Park Women's League for providing the funds to make this beautiful evening a FREE family event for our community. Much gratitude to the many volunteers, performers, food vendors and OUSD staff, too!  YOU ALL ROCK!

Jill Kuli, Concert Chair

VILLA PARK ELEMETARY SCHOOL'S  35 PICNIC TABLES ARE IN SAD CONDITION FOR USE AT LUNCH TIME AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING.  THE HOME AND SCHOOL LEAGUE REQUESTED FUNDS TO PURCHASE 2 NEW ONES.  

VPSC FOUNDATION WAS ABLE TO PLEASANTLY SURPRISE THEM WITH A "BIG CHECK" AT THE VP CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  THE  $$$ GIVEN WOULD  FUND  FOUR NEW PICNIC TABLES
FOR STUDENT USE.  
Oh, so many thanks to our 12th Annual Halloween Fest Chair, Julia Peterson aka: “The Ghostest with the Mostest.” Along with her dedicated “boo crew” of Nicol Jones, Francine Sawyer, Holly Von Ting, and Julie Krodel plus the 
many youth volunteers.
For over 50 years, Villa Park has been a volunteer city.  Without significant recognition, council members, committee chairs and event coordinators have always donated their time to enhance the welfare of this unique town.  This all changed at the beginning of 2013.