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Village serving up birthday cake, cupcakes for centennial

Worth is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. | Steve Metsch/Sun-Times Media

Worth is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. | Steve Metsch/Sun-Times Media

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Updated: September 30, 2014 6:17AM



Anyone with a sweet tooth — or just a mind focused on local history — would be wise to swing by the Worth Village Hall, 7112 W. 111th St., at noon Friday.

The village will be celebrating 100 years since the day it was incorporated by serving up free slices of birthday cake, Mayor Mary Werner said.

Three schools in town are also getting into the mood with centennial events at 9 a.m. Friday at Worthwoods Elementary School, 11000 Oketo Ave., Worth Elementary, 11158 S. Oak Park Ave., and Worth Junior High, 11151 New England Ave.

“Our centennial committee has purchased 1,500 cupcakes so every student at all three schools will each get a cupcake,” Werner said in her office at the village hall.

“So, we’re excited. At noon Friday, I’ll be actually cutting the cake here. We have no bakery in town, so we ordered everything from the Doughs Guys Bakery on Ridgeland (Avenue) in Chicago Ridge,” Werner said.

Worth has been basking in centennial celebrations all year. The latest was the Worth Days Parade, held on 111th Street Sunday, which attracted many families with deep roots in the village, Werner said.

“I think it was our best Worth Days parade ever,” she said.

Earlier this summer, village trustees wore period clothing to a village board meeting that was held outdoors.



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