Volunteers help restore Bolingbrook camp after vandalism - New York News

Volunteers help restore Bolingbrook camp after vandalism

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It's been over a year since vandals ripped through Campfire Kata Kani Camp in Bolingbrook.

Vandals busted cabin doors and windows about 16 months ago, making a mess of a place reserved for kids but thanks to some good guys, the camp is repaired - just in time for Halloween.

"We were approached by Rebuilding Together to come out and do a service project with the people from Honeywell in Bolingbrook which is a huge gift for us because we have very limited resources," said Stephanie Schiszik, CEO of Campfire Illinois Prairie.

Camp Fire Illinois Prairie had limited resources and limited time to clean up before hosting its big Halloween Woods Walk next week. Enter the volunteers from Honeywell.

"We have the team of 35 employees, doing something a little different than our everyday jobs," said Lisa Kapica, general manager for Honeywell.

A seven-hour day fixing bridges, tables, playground sets and trails as well as windows, doors and fresh paint for the cabins. It was all made possible thanks to the volunteers and $5000 worth of materials from Honeywell.

"They are clearing paths and raking leaves and just getting us cleaned up and spruced up so we are ready to have company," Schiszik said. "We are eternally grateful that they are giving us so much help."

The Halloween Woods Walk is scheduled for the October 25-27.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices