Bells of Ravenswood to note 9/11 anniversary

September 2, 2011

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A walk between All Saints Episcopal Church and St. Benedict Church will lead community memorials marking the anniversary of 9/11.

The 1.5 mile walk, called ‘The Bells of Ravenswood,’ is intended to raise awareness of the history, spirituality and development of the Ravenswood community.

The walk will start at the 127 year old All Saints Episcopal Church and conclude at the 93 year old St. Benedict Church.

Participants will pass the Abbott Mansion, Ravenswood School, the Bethany United Church of Christ, the Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, the home of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former offices of Friends of Rod Blagojevich, Coonley School and end at St. Benedict.

Churches along the route have agreed to open their doors and discuss their history.

There is a $10 donation suggested for the 1.5 mile walk. Proceeds will be split between All Saints and St. Benedict.

  • The walk starts at All Saints, at the corner of Wilson Ave. and Hermitage Ave., at 3 PM Sunday, September 11.
  • The memorial service will be held at the NorthCenter Town Center, at Belle Plaine Ave. and Damen Ave., at 4 PM.
  • The walk will conclude with the dedication of the bell tower at St. Benedict, Irving Park Road and Leavitt St., at 5 PM.

Participants can join the walk at any point.

The walk is sponsored by the NorthCenter Chamber of Commerce, the Ravenswood Community Council and the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. Financial support for the walk was provided by the Welles Park Bulldog.

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One Response to Bells of Ravenswood to note 9/11 anniversary

  1. Jane Rickard on September 3, 2011 at 7:32 am

    As a transplanted New Yorker 9/11 is very close to my heart. I worked with training paramedics and EMTs in Buffalo NY in the 90’s many of these young men and women went down to NYC to join the police and fire departments after finishing their exams in Buffalo. I never could bring myself to look at the casualty lists knowing I would see the names of old friends.

    On 9/11 I can remember standing in my bosses office watching the coverage on his 6″TV shaking in disbelief. His strength helped many of us get through that long day, thank you Marty.