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La Grange

La Grange-Opoly game on sale during village’s 140th anniversary

La Grange-Opoly, a limited-edition game, is being released this month by the La Grange Business Association.

The unique game features a board with real estate properties, playing cards, game money and tokens and is made in the U.S.

It will be sold for $29.95 at La Grange retailers, including Anderson’s Bookshop, Fair Game and TATES Old Fashioned Ice Cream.

Iconic “properties” on the game board include Lyons Township High School, the historic West End Train Station, FNBC Bank & Trust, the La Grange Theatre, the La Grange Pet Parade and many others.

La Grange-Opoly is launched to coincide with festivities surrounding the 140th anniversary of the village, founded in 1879 by Franklin D. Cossitt who dreamed of creating an idyllic suburb.

“We wanted to come up with a unique way of celebrating Cossitt’s foresight and planning,” said Nancy Cummings, executive director of the La Grange Business Association. “This fun twist on a familiar board game includes some of the highlights that make La Grange the wonderful village it is today. We think La Grange-Opoly will become a treasured keepsake.”

Game sales will be a fundraiser for the La Grange Business Association, an organization that works to enhance the economic vitality of La Grange. Nearly 50 local businesses and organizations have sponsored properties, playing cards or tokens for the game.

La Grange-Opoly also complements the association’s annual summer art exhibit, which this year features 30 colorful games tables displayed in front of local businesses through Labor Day.

The art exhibit, called “Fun and Games in La Grange,” is sponsored by the Park District of La Grange and designed to encourage face-to-face interaction.

Only 500 La Grange-Opoly games are being initially produced; games may be ordered online now at www.lagrangeevents.com. 

For information on La Grange-Opoly or the summer art exhibit, contact the La Grange Business Association at 708-582-6510 or info@lgba.com.

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