M-NASR has ‘mighty’ nice time at summer party in Morton Grove
Ernesto Ruiz leads some dancing at the Maine-Niles Association for Special Education 40th birthday celebration at Harrer Park on Thursday, August 9 2012 in Morton Grove.
Updated: August 23, 2012 10:21AM
MORTON GROVE — Despite a rainy and cool night, the Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) held its annual summer party for participants under tents at Harrer Park on Aug. 11.
M-NASR serves clients from Morton Grove, Skokie, Des Plaines, Golf, Lincolnwood, Niles and Park Ridge. The organization strives to improve the quality of life for special-needs children, teens and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities by providing therapeutic recreational programs.
Each participant received a T-shirt with this year’s theme, “Mighty M-NASR!” on it.
The event was underwritten by the Liponi Foundation, which was founded by Sam Liponi’s Estate. Liponi would make sizable donations to M-NASR, so the foundation’s only benefactor is M-NASR. The organization holds fundraisers through the year to help pay for the party and other M-NASR events.