April 18, 2018
Dear Village Resident,
Even with snow still on the ground, the 4 th of July Committee is already working on the best event of the summer!  They would like to know who YOU think should be 2018’s Grand Marshal! Email them at sg4thofjuly@gmail.com with your ideas and join them at their next volunteer meeting Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Spring Grove Municipal Center to vote for your nominee! The festivities on the 4 th are run entirely by volunteers and the committee is always looking for more help on the day of the event and planning prior to the 4 th . Join them on April 24 th and speak with some of the volunteers or check out their website at sg4thofjuly.com for more information on volunteering.
New Location for Woodchips
Free woodchips can now be picked up seven days a week at Lyle Thomas Park located at 7816 Blivin Street at the north end of the parking lot. When loading up chips, please be mindful of the park and other residents. Also remember woodchips are not for resale - personal use only.
Welcome a New Business!
Help welcome Dirty Rides, Inc. to Spring Grove. Dirty Rides specializes in fabrication and paint, making those vintage car dreams come true. Located at 1803 Holian Drive , Suite C. Stop in and check them out, visit their website at www.dirtyridesinc.com , and follow them on Instagram and Facebook . Contact Jeremy at 505-382-6614. 
Scholarship Opportunity
R/SG Chamber of Commerce is offering a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors. Click here to download the application.
Heal Your Gut with Sauerkraut!
Learn about the healthy probiotic benefits of this ancient form of food preservation with a "Making Homemade Sauerkraut" demonstration at The Carriage House Gallery Pottery Barn (second floor) at 2110 Main Street . To be held on Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. Parking at the rear of the driveway or on Main Street. Limited seating! $10 donation. Prepay will guarantee your spot. Email David for prepay info.
Comedy Show this Saturday
Like to laugh? Come to a comedy show at Lucky Bernie's this Saturday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m.! Headliner Johnny Watson has performed throughout the world and has credits at Netflix, Comedy Central and Fox. Comedian T.M. Francis is also appearing. Tickets $10. View the flyer here .
Bike to School Day
SG Elementary students have the opportunity to join communities across the country in biking to school on May 9! Biking or walking to school is a healthy way for kids and families to make their school commute. Note that there may be some delay in your morning or afternoon commute at approx. 8:10 & 3:30 as the students cross the road at Winn and Main Street.
50% Off Memberships
Hurry and take advantage of NJ Elite Performance's Spring Sale! From now until May 16, all General Memberships, including Sports Performance, are 50% off with automatic sign-up. Email them today at info@njeliteperformance.com or call 815.675.1044 for more info!
Photo of the Week
The refurbished equipment that was put back in place at Spring Dale Trails Park last fall has a few finishing touches to be made and should be ready for service as soon as mother nature cooperates! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, please email it here .
Yellow Bird Fishing Products April Sale
There are only 12 days left for the Yellow Bird Products April Sale on all Yellow Bird Crank, Minnow & deep Diver Baits. View the flyer here for more details. Yellow Bird Fishing Products is located at 1803 Holian Drive Suite A or visit them here .
Flowers for Prom
Prom is on April 27. Don't forget to order your prom wrist corsages & boutonnieres from Birds of Paradise Flowers and Gifts! Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive.
Forecast Looks Perfect
Don't let old man winter scare you off! The forecast looks perfect for the Blue Ribbon Ride this Sunday, April 22. Plus, they feed you! Keep the faith and register today! Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. The 30-mile ride starts at Horse Fair Park. Lite breakfast, snacks & post-ride lunch provided. Learn more & register here! .
Help Wanted at sportdecals
Sportdecals has open positions throughout the company, including a FT Store Associate to meet and greet customers, and PT/FT Outbound Telemarketers. Seasonal production positions available are: Vehicle Wrap Installer, Quality Control, Screen Printers, Die Cutters, Laminators, Machine Operators, Embroiderers and Decal Installer. Pick up an application at 2504 Spring Ridge Drive or email your resume here .
Wine Glass Painting Class at New Leaf Home Furnishings
New Leaf Home Furnishings is hosting a complimentary wine glass painting class presented by Jean Wilkinson with Trash to Treasures on Friday night, April 27 from 5 - 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating. Please call or email to save your spot at 847-675-9700 or NewLeafHF@gmail.com . Located at 2449 Pierce Drive.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a cellphone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other. Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Texting takes your eyes off the road for about 4.6 seconds, equal to driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field. Increased patrols and enforcement zones will be across Illinois in April. Funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.
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