Park Forest Toastmaster Wins Area Humorous Speech Contest

George Stapleton and Yvonne Bailey

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In the Area Humorous Speech contest held on October 7, 2011, Park Forest Toastmaster, George Stapleton (left) took 1st place. George advances to the next level of competition, where he will compete with speakers from the south Chicagoland area.

Park Toastmaster Yvonne Bailey (right) participated in the Evaluation contest and finished in 2nd place.

Park Forest Toastmasters club meets at Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 7:30 PM. Visit the club and our website:

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