October Newsletter 2023

In September, We Are Oglesby worked together with the Oglesby Elks Lodge No.2360 and City of Oglesby Parks Department to secure a grant from the Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation for a wheelchair swing in Memorial Park. This is going to be a great addition to the park!

Our 2nd Annual Scarecrow Harvest Contest runs the month of October. Help us decorate Oglesby for Harvest Fest! This year we have awards for best Scarecrow in all categories: business, club, family, individual, organization and school. Schools can signup by classroom or represent the whole school. More details are available below.

We are working on a revitalization project of planters throughout Oglesby in Spring of 2024. If you are interested in joining our efforts, please attend our next meeting or contact us. We understand that our meeting dates or time may not work with your schedule. However, you can still get involved. Send us an email.

Did you know that our monthly newsletters are interactive? Click on underlined items for more information.

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

6:00 pm

Oglesby Elks Lodge

Member Spotlight

CortiLeno's Pub


131 E. Walnut St.

Oglesby, IL 61348

Upcoming WAO Events

We Are Oglesby

2nd Annual Scarecrow Harvest Contest

We invite all businesses, clubs, families, individuals, organizations, and schools to decorate Oglesby with Scarecrows during the month of October! Signups are accepted until 10/16/2023.

Awards for best scarecrow in each category!

You can find all the details and sign up link here.

We Are Oglesby 2nd Annual Winter Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2023


Would you like to be in the parade?

Taking entries now!

Sign up here

Member Corner

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American Legion Post #237 Oglesby, IL

410 Clark Street - Oglesby

Fish Fry

Friday, October 6th


Carry out or dine in

Call (815) 883-3214

Taco Night

Wednesday, October 11th


Carry out or dine in

Call (815) 883-3214

Steak Fry

Thursday, October 26th


CortiLeno's Pub

131 E Walnut Street - Oglesby

Wild Card

Saturday, October 7th


Darrell Data

Saturday, October 14th


Chris Farrell

Sunday, October 15th


Joey Figgiani

Saturday, October 21st


Tim & Wally

Friday, October 27th


3-Day Weekend

Saturday, October 28th


Darrell Data

Sunday, October 29th


Lizzie's Lounge

135 W Walnut Street - Oglesby

Golf Fundraiser

Saturday, October 14th


135 E Walnut Street - Oglesby

Tim & Wally

Sunday, October 8th


Brian Neumann

Saturday, October 14th


Jeff Manfredini

Friday, October 20th


Halloween Party with DJ JoJo

Saturday, October 28th


Community Events

City of Oglesby

Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 21, 2023


More details here

Follow the City of Oglesby Facebook page for details.

Winter Event

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Want to join?

Sign up here

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 [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like us to notify you of upcoming volunteer opportunities?

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.

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

Erin Quick - Secretary, & Jay Querciagrossa - Vice President

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