August 4, 2021
Dear Village Resident,
The new Community Engagement Committee is busy at work planning a community picnic with games, music and more on Saturday, September 18, and a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30. Both events will be held at Horse Fair Park. View the Trunk or Treat flyer with more information. More details on the community picnic will be available soon.
Fire Explorer Post
The Spring Grove Fire Explorer Post 1800 is accepting applications for new members. The Explorer Post is open to young men and women ages 15-21 who are interested in learning more about a career in the fire service. Applications are available at the fire station located at 8214 Richardson Road. For more information, contact Robert Stevens here.
Salon Jevee
Salon Jevee's is dedicated to providing a superior experience for all your salon needs, including hair, nails and face. This month, receive $10 off any custom facial. View a list of services and a photo gallery here. One chair rental or one-year commission available. Call Renee at 815-675-6000 for details. Salon Jevee is located at 2207 Route 12 in the Spruce Pointe Mall.
New CDC Mask Guidelines
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidance on wearing masks to help protect against infection from COVID-19 as the highly transmissible delta variant fuels a surge of cases. They recommend that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. Read more here.
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Photo of the Week
This beautiful photo of a Blue Heron was taken at Hatchery Park by Frank Adenau. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here.
RAWgust The Benefits of Feeding Your Pet Raw Food
There are many healthy benefits to feeding your pet raw food. Replacing just 25% of your pet's dry food with fresh pet food can make a significant difference in their health. Some of the benefits can include: improved teeth & better breath, less shedding & a better coat, less stools, better weight management and more. Nature's Feed carries a variety of different brands for both dogs and cats. Celebrate RAWgust by saving 20% off any brand and any size raw food! It's the perfect time to try or save on the brands you already know and love. Limit 1 offer per household while supplies last. Sale valid on single item only. Valid August 2021. Other restrictions may apply. Nature's Feed is located at 2440 Westward Drive.
Think Before You Throw!
Items tossed out along the roadside causes distractions, is unsightly, puts people who have to pick up the garbage at risk and kills plants and animals. It is also illegal and subject to fines. Littering is a problem that's easily controlled so buy a trash can for your car and think before you throw!
Firefighter's Steak Fry
The Spring Grove Firefighter’s Steak Fry will be held on Saturday, August 21, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Horse Fair Park. Music, food, drinks, and raffles will be available throughout the evening. Funds raised provide fire fighter education, equipment, and more.
68th Annual Spring Grove Men's Golf Outing
You're invited to the 68th annual Spring Grove Men's Golf Outing on Thursday, August 19 at the Nippersink Golf Resort. All registrations must be turned in by August 8! View the registration flyer.
Blast from the Past - Mayer/Meyer/Myer Family
Anna Maria Schmitt and Anton Mayer circa 1863
Anton & Anna with their 12 children (deceased daughter, Mary, photo inset) circa 1895
Eight of the twelve Mayer children circa 1900
Anton & Anna Mayer, (Also known as Meyer, Myer, or Meier) were married in 1863 and homesteaded at 6005 Pioneer Road, Ringwood, around 1870. The farm home they built still stands there.

It appears the Meyer spelling of the name was eventually settled on. They did well in life and were able to give each one of their children a farm or cash inheritance.

The 1892 Burton Township map records Anton "Meyers" as owner of the farm at 2101 Sunset Road where daughter Elizabeth farmed, first with her husband Nick Schmitt, and then after Nick's passing, with his brother, Joe Schmitt.

The 1892 Richmond Township map also records Anton "Myers" as owner of a farm down the road from Elizabeth, at 7302 Meyer Road, (The street was named after the family after some time.) Son Fred, seen above with sister Elizabeth and other siblings, was gifted this farm.

Next week, we'll learn more about Fred Meyer and his wife Helena.
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