District 88 recognizes community leaders, first responders and veterans during crosstown football game

On Sept. 8, District 88 hosted its annual Crosstown Classic Football Game between the Addison Trail Blazers and the Willowbrook Warriors. This year marked the 57th crosstown classic. The event took place at Addison Trail, and the Warriors won the game.

Before the varsity teams took to the gridiron, the district introduced community leaders and dignitaries to the crowd to thank them for their support. Area first responders and veterans also were recognized to honor those who protect and serve.

Attending the game were representatives from the District 88 Board of Education and administration, Salt Creek School District 48, Village of Addison, Addison Fire Protection District, Addison Police Department, Village of Villa Park, State Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton, Lombard Chamber of Commerce, Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Villa Park and members of the Villa Park VFW Post 2801. A joint Addison police and fire Honor Guard was in attendance as well to present the flags.

To watch the presentation, as well as the full game, click on the video above.