June 2023 Newsletter

May was a busy month for We Are Oglesby officers and community volunteers.

On Saturday, May 20th, Tag Day raised $1,524.91! Thank you to all who donated and volunteered. Because of your generosity, we will be able to bring more great community events and improvements to Oglesby!

On Sunday, May 21st, our officers along with community volunteers spent the day cleaning the memorials and power washing the sidewalks at Memorial Park. We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful park.

We are looking forward to the Summer Fun Fest Kick-off Party this Saturday, June 10th, 5:00pm, at the Oglesby Pool. We will have a Ducky Derby along with a cook-out and cake walk! Enjoy an evening of family fun to kick-off the week of Summer Fun Fest.

The City of Oglesby Summer Fun Fest offers something for everyone. Free entertainment, a beer garden, town-wide garage sales, a craft and vendor show, the BEST carnival around, a variety of food vendors, sweet treats and an amazing fireworks finale. 


They are also bringing back the Red, White, and Bike parade on Saturday, June 17th. Decorate bikes, trikes, strollers, wagons, walkers, or mini floats. Line up at 10:30am at City Hall. Parade steps off at 11:00am down Dale Ave to the Dickinson House. Once there, face painting, refreshments and the best-ever raffle for family Summer Fun adventures await! 


For all other entertainment, check out www.oglesbyfunfest.com.

Thank you to all of our members, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers!

We Are Oglesby Officers (L-R): Angie Partridge - Marketing, Nick Nosalik - Treasurer, Brandy Day - President,

Erin Quick - Secretary, & Jay Querciagrossa - Vice President

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

6:00 pm

Oglesby Elks Lodge

Agenda will be sent in the monthly meeting reminder email

Member Spotlight

Bulldogs Bar


201 E. Walnut St.

Upcoming Events

Thank you to the following summer event sponsors:

Summer Fun Fest Kick-off Party

Saturday, June 10, 2023


Sponsor 1 duck for $5 or 5 for $20

We'll dump 'em in

The kids will splash

If your duck gets to the end first

You walk away with $300 cash!

Proceeds to benefit We Are Oglesby

Movie Night in Lehigh Park

Featuring: The Sandlot

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Concessions open at 8:00pm

Movie starts at dusk

Concessions sold by:

Girl Scouts Troop #1551

(all proceeds go to troop #1551)

A Special Thank You To:

Movie Sponsors:

H&S Contracting & All In Finish & Paint


The City of Oglesby and the Oglesby Parks & Recreation Department!

Member Corner

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 23, 2023

River Road Trio

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 10th, 7-10pm

Chris Farrell

Friday, June 16th, 8-11pm

Darrell Data

Saturday, June 17th, 8-11pm

Joey Figgiani

Saturday, June 24th

3rd Annual Cops 4 Cancer Golf Outing (sign up here)

Blind Reality 7-10pm

Friday, June 30th, 7:00pm

DJ Pav

Find a complete list of commercial members here.

If you are a member and would like your events, important information, or specials posted in the Member Corner, please email details to weareoglesby@outlook.com.

Welcome New Members

Illini State Bank

Lizzie's Lounge

Mr. Salsa's Mexican Restaurant

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Non-members are welcome to volunteer too.

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We Are Oglesby is a non-profit organization made of

residents and business owners.

Our mission is community improvements and economic growth.

Our vision is to revitalize Oglesby, highlight existing businesses, welcome new businesses, and to host and promote events.

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