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Hoping the fireworks are finished

By Karen Sala

Your correspondent in Gage Park

(773) 471-1429 • [email protected]

I hope every one had a happy and safe 4th of July. We are already two weeks into another month. Once the 4th of July comes, summer really goes by fast. I hope the fireworks are over for good!

Toni McGrath sent me a text asking me about a bakery on 63rd Street. I could picture Hoeffken’s, but in my mind I thought it was closer to Pulaski.

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Anyway, long story short, I sent a text to Kathy Headley because I knew she would know the answer. She was kind enough to send me a picture of the storefront. Hoeffken’s (the Busy Bakery) was located at 3044 W. 63rd St. I got my wedding cake from there.

Thanks for your help, Kathy. By the way I saw Kathy’s books for sale at the Walgreens at 71st and Pulaski.

Congratulations St. Clare de Montefalco/St. Rita of Cascia on the ordination of four Augustinian priests: Fathers Bill Gabriel, Elizando Contreras, Jeremy Hiers and Sam Joutras. God bless you all.

The Gage Park Community Market has new summer hours. Starting in July, it will be every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Food distributed while supplies last. No ID, no questions, just bring your own bag and wear a mask. Stop by the Gage Park Latinx Council, 2711 W. 55th St. They have been feeding the community for over a year already. You can also drop off new personal hygiene supplies on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 to 4 p.m.

If you know a homebound senior who is having difficulty getting the COVID-19 vaccine, call Protect Chicago at Home (312) 746-4835. Family members and caregivers of qualified individuals can also receive the vaccine.

Visit the Gage Park Community Garden, 3401 W. 53rd Place. Take a plant, leave a plant off the plant shelf. You may also leave a book and take a book from the little library.

There are so many pets on the loose. I can’t believe all the lost dogs and cats people post on the Gage Park Chicago Illinois Facebook page.

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