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Evergreen adds video to village website to inform and entertain

  • Written by Terrance Peacock

In an attempt to take advantage of today’s technology and give itself a greater presence on the Internet, Evergreen Park is now posting videos to its website.

The village’s site -- evergreenpark-ill.com -- provides residents with information through online newsletters, links to documents and applications that residents may need for such tasks as requesting birth certificates or purchasing vehicle stickers, and the ability to download permit applications. The newly launched video channel provides historical information and videos about with Evergreen Park today, according to village public information officer Glenn Pniewski, who is charged with making daily changes and additions to the site.

“The web is the No. 1 communication vehicle in today’s generation, so we wanted to take full advantage of that,” Pniewski said.

Five videos have been uploaded to the site to educated and entertain people, with many more videos will be uploaded in the future, he added. Videos include highlights from the village’s 2012 Independence Day parade, a montage of photos taken at the 2012 Classic Car Show, and a 40-minute interview recorded in 1999 with longtime Evergreen Park business leader Martin Ozinga Jr.

Working in tandem with the Evergreen Park Historical Commission, historical videos to be uploaded include a history of village entities such as the Evergreen Park Public Library and Evergreen Park Community High School. Coverage of the 2013 Independence Day Parade will be on the site as well.

Currently in production is “Evergreen Park – A Place to Call Home,” a video travelogue of sites and life in the village, which is expected to be completed in early July.