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EVERGREEN PARK, IL — More than 100 local residents attended last Friday’s unveiling of a 550-square-foot shade structure that drapes protection from the sun over the generous-sized sandbox in the southwest corner of Klein Park in Evergreen Park. … . The enclosure is the “dream project” of March4Meg, a neighborhood organization that raises funds for the Meg (Donovan) Moonan Endowment for melanoma research. The group’s signature event, the March4Meg 5K Run/Walk, is held every March in memory of Moonan, who resided in Evergreen Park. … . The popularity of shade structures has grown rapidly over the last five years, but more so elsewhere, especially in the Sun Belt states. … . The shade structure shadows the entire sandbox portion of the Klein Park playground to exact sun (UV) protection for children playing in the sand area in the far southwest corner of the park and playground. (Source)