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OPSME at Breakfast with Santa

Posted by [email protected] on November 18, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Breakfast with Santa at the Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion in Oak Park

The Cheney Mansion

220 North Euclid

Oak Park, IL 60302

Saturday, December 3rd Breakfast - 9 am - 3:00pm

Breakfast with Santa at the Elizabeth F. Cheney Mansion in Oak Park.

Designed by the architect Charles E. White, Jr. in the style of a gracious old English Country home, it is located in the historic district of Oak Park. This is a good chance to see how the “upper crust” lived in past times and experienced Christmas. The event included live music, as well an OPSME staffed model train layout. Of course there was breakfast, lunch o rafternoon tea with Santa in very elegant surroundings. Guests brough children's toys and gifts which overflowed the giant chest set out to receive them. These will go to a local charity.

In Loving Memory...

Posted by [email protected] on November 8, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

In Loving Memory of Long Time Friend & Fellow OPSME Club Member, Ken Krizanic!

Our Hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear and closest friend and fellow Opsme club member, Ken Krizanic..

Our condolences are with his family at this time..He will be grately missed by the Opsme crew seeing that he was a big part of our club.

We'll miss you handing out flyers and greeting railfans at the A.A.R.S & helping the youngsters run a train at the Opsme Open House!

R.I.P Kenny!


Opsme club member, Ken Krizanic at the A.A.R.S 2014..

Ken Krizanic lived with his sister on the Northside of Chicago. He was an art teacher at a Catholic grade school in Cicero for many years till the school closed about 20+ years ago. After that, he got a job at Triton College in River Grove, also teaching art to students. Being that he was a teacher for many years, he was really great with kids and always had fun interacting with them. Ken also really loved trains and was part of the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers, a model railroad club located in North Oak Park for many years. He was an active club member always participating in events such as the All American Railroad Show in La Grange where he would meet and greet with visitors, passing out flyers. He would also participate in our club's annual Fall/Spring Open Houses where he would interact with the kids and show them how to run a train on the small layout we have set up. Ken was a funny, easy going guy who always had something to say about anything from the weather to art to model trains. He will be grately missed by our fellow club members. Goodbye Old Friend! See You Again Soon!