Village of Villa Park News

Posted on: January 9, 2018

Great Western Trail Head Arch contributors honored by Village Board

Great Western Trail Head DonorsUPDATED 1/10/2018: On January 8, 2018, the Villa Park Village Board expressed its appreciation to those who generously contributed to the development and construction of The Great Western Trail Head. Each of the honorees received a plaque for their contributions (see photo at right).

A dedication ceremony was held under the arched gateway on Villa Avenue today to further recognize those who contributed to making this striking new amenity to our community a reality. The arch marks the beginning of the trail — an abandoned spur of the former Chicago Great Western Railway — which extends for 12 miles through DuPage County.

Visit our Facebook post to view photos from the dedication ceremony. Below is the list of those who received a Certificate of Appreciation plaque from the Village Board:

  • The Greco Family - Odeum Expo Center (the arch is dedicated in their honor). 
  • The Fracasso Family - Area Equipment, Inc.
  • Bruce Campbell - Pep Industries.
  • DeSimone Consulting Engineers.
  • Jan Fiola - Director of Economic Development, Villa Park.
  • Max Hield and Ethan Rojek - Eagle Scouts, Boy Scout Troop 242.
  • Joseph J. Montgomery - MGA Insurers, Inc.
  • Phil Greco - Odeum Expo Center.
  • Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s.
  • Jeanie & Roland Nicholson.
  • Rotary Club of Villa Park.
  • Cris Poggi - James Martin Associates, Inc.
  • Joe Mostaccio - Big Time Construction, Inc.

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