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The iconic images of the St. Charles Park District – and thousands more – are now available for purchase as digital downloads, prints in numerous sizes, and even keepsake items such as magnets, mugs and mouse pads.

If you’ve seen yourself or a family member featured in one or more photos that appear in the District’s promotions and thought, “I’d like a copy of that!” – you’re in luck. The District has a huge archive of images – both published and unpublished – that are now organized into this digital photo retail center. Every month, and sometimes weekly, new folders with more photos from past and current activities and events will be posted.

The majority of the proceeds from each sale will support the District’s Financial Aid Program, which assists economically challenged families of individuals who want to participate in park district programs, such as preschool, camps, dance, swim lessons and much more.

How to Make a Purchase
You don’t need a SmugMug account to buy digital downloads, prints or keepsakes. You can even buy products from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

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Next to each photo is a Buy button. To add one photo to your cart at a time, click the Buy button and select This Photo from the menu. Then select the type of product you want for that photo. Once you’ve made that decision, you’ll be guided through options to make your purchase perfect.

If you wish to add several photos at once, click the Buy button and select Photos from this Gallery. You’ll see a thumbnail of every photo in the gallery, allowing you to click on the images you want. Your selections will be outlined in white. Click Change Product if you want to select a different print type for your photos. Once you’ve finished selecting your photos and product type, click the Add Photos to Cart button to add all the photos you selected to your shopping cart.

You can always go back and add additional products. You’ll also have lots of options to choose from to ensure your print(s) will be exactly what you want. You may alter the size of your photo, crop photos as desired, select a specific finish and much more.

Once you’ve finished selecting all your options, click the Add to Cart button. If you don’t click this button, your items will not appear in your cart when you are ready to check out.

Click View Cart if you’re ready to finish your order or click Close to keep browsing and continue shopping.

Once you’ve clicked on View Cart, you’ll enter your shipping and billing information as well as any coupons you might have and complete the purchasing process. You may make a payment using PayPal or one of these credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

If you need more instructions or information, go to http://help.smugmug.com/customer/portal/articles/93267

If there is a specific print size or item that is not available for purchase, please email a request to scpd@stcparks.org to see if it can be added to the product list.

About the Photographer
Photo-artist Mike Frankowski has been chronicling the daily events, weekly programs and special celebrations of the St. Charles Park District for many years. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Mike Frankowski and his digital camera visit various park district events, programs and facilities looking for the one shot that captures the best of what’s going on at any given time.

Every person who has ever walked through the halls of Pottawatomie Community Center or visited the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center or the District’s aquatic facilities, thumbed through the District’s seasonal activity guides, stopped to admire the colorful banners that festoon the park district’s parking lots, or lingered over a page on the park district’s web site, has been stopped in their tracks by the vibrancy of Frankowski’s images. Frankowski’s photos capture the District in a way that makes individual stories just jump off the page.

“I am so lucky,” said Frankowski. “I have so many beautiful and fascinating places to work in and endless sources of excitement in watching people enjoy what they’re doing here at the park district. It never gets old.”

About the Financial Aid Program
Annually, the Financial Aid Program raises tens of thousands of dollars to support more than 100 families. This program was established by the Park Board to assist economically challenged youth and families residing within the St. Charles Park District’s boundaries. Those who qualify may apply for up to $125 in funds each season to offset the cost of registering for recreation programs. For more information, call 630-513-4332.

About the St. Charles Park Foundation
The St. Charles Park Foundation is a local, independent, not-for-profit 501(c)3 foundation authorized to accept tax deductible gifts. Its purpose is to enhance the recreational, educational and cultural life of the St. Charles community by encouraging and soliciting support for the St. Charles Park District. This foundation actively raises funds to support the Financial Aid Program, among other District activities and initiatives. For more information, visit stcparkfoundation.org.

About the St. Charles Park District
The St. Charles Park District is a special purpose government unit. Its mission is to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities, and services. For more information, visit stcparks.org.



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