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Naperville Police Warn of Local Craft Fair Registration Scam

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Naperville Police Department and Naperville Park District have been made aware of a local scam involving an online ad soliciting registration fees for a fictitious holiday craft fair at Naperville’s Knoch Park.

The ad, which has been shared via social media, calls for vendors to fill out an application and pay a $40 daily registration fee to rent space at a craft fair and vendor show scheduled to be held Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5 at Knoch Park. The Naperville Park District has informed police that there is no such craft fair taking place at that location during the stated time.

Police continue to investigate the origin of the ad and are asking that anyone else who may have registered for this event or has any information about this scam to call the department at (630) 420-6665 and ask for the Investigations Division.

Police and Park District officials are asking local businesses and vendors to share information about this scam with colleagues to help prevent further victimization. Vendors are encouraged to always be wary of scams and independently confirm event information prior to making payment.


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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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