January 8, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
The Village Municipal Centre is your one-stop drop off for unwanted drugs , holiday light recycling , and food pantry donations. Also pick up a McHenry County map, brochures on county services and firearm responsibility, or information on that new building project you have in mind for the new year! Find us at 7401 Meyer Road, Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.
Spirit Wear Pick-up Time
For those who missed the December 20 pick-up for Rockets Football Spirit Wear, your orders will be available for pick-up on Monday, January 13, from 6-6:45 PM inside the Athletic Entrance at Richmond Burton High School. If possible, please bring your order receipt with you, as this will enable them to serve you more efficiently when you arrive. If you send someone to pick up your order on your behalf, please make sure they have your order receipt with them as proof of your request. Thanks!
Northbound Fitness Club Ribbon Cutting Celebration
You're invited to the Northbound Fitness Club this Saturday, January 11, between 1-4 PM for a ribbon cutting celebration. There will be food, courtesy of their friends from Epic Deli, and booths from The Healing Hands Club and RedCon1. Please come, help celebrate with them and enjoy a free day pass. Located at 2222 Pierce Drive. Call them at 815-675-9999 or visit www.northboundfitness.com .
Pet Nail Clipping Event
Nature's Feed and Fur the Love of Dogs will be hosting a Pet Nail Clipping event this Saturday, January 11, from 11 AM - 2 PM. Donations are requested to benefit Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock, IL. Nature's Feed is located at 2440 Westward Dr, next to the Spring Grove post office. Thank you for your support!
Nerf Wars at WLAC
Nerf Wars in the New Year at WLAC! The first battle of 2020 is this Saturday, January 11, from 6 - 8 PM.  Bring your favorite Nerf Gun (Elite Style Darts only) and they will supply Safety Glasses and Ammo (Elite Darts). Barricades will be up so bring your friends and family for an epic battle! More event info here or call 815-675-3005 with questions. Located at 2449 Pierce Drive .
Photo of the Week

Did you know there are Aspen trees in Spring Grove? They generally grow in high-altitude areas above 5,000 feet but also exist at sea level where climate conditions are ideal. Spring Grove's elevation is 800 feet. This strand grows along the bike path on Winn Road. Learn more about Aspen trees here . If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Spring Grove Elementary Trivia Night 2020
Trivia Night 2020 will be held Saturday, April 18 from 5 – 10 PM at Bella Vita Banquets in Burlington, WI. Trivia Night, Spring Grove Elementary’s largest fundraiser of the year, is an informal, fun competition, where teams battle to become the “smartest” people we know! Emceed by an amazing local celebrity, the evening includes silent auction, trivia and tantalizing intermission games. Over 25 teams (225+ people!) competed last year, making it our largest attendance yet! If you are a local business and would like to help support the SGE PTO with a donation (small or large!) - please see the attached donation flyer . Grab a team (8 people max) and register by mailing/dropping off the attached registration . We hope you can join us and help us put the FUN in FUNdraising! ~ PTO Trivia Night Committee
Horse Fair Park Reservations
Planning a party in 2020? Residents can reserve Horse Fair Park starting Monday, January 13. Amenities include the indoor/outdoor pavilion with a refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave, bar and picnic tables and an outdoor grill, port-a-potty, and volleyball & basketball courts with equipment. Non-residents can reserve the Park starting Monday, February 10. Rental fees are $200 for residents, businesses and organizations, and $380 for non-Spring Grove residents, businesses and organizations. View more info...
Christmas Tree Disposal Options
Christmas trees may be placed out on your garbage collection day for pickup by Groot during the month of January. You can also recycle your tree by bringing it to Glacial Park in Ringwood (off Harts Road & Route 31). The trees are processed into mulch so all decorations must be removed. Branches of your tree can also be used as winter mulch by laying them over your gardens.
Blast from the Past
This photo of 8021 Blivin Street was taken in 1941 by the Tinney family. Frank & Mary Tinney purchased the home that year from Ella & P.F. Seigler. The Tinney's moved from Chicago when they had to sell their home because it was in the path of the new Kennedy Expressway. They never received a house key from the Seigler's because they didn't have one as they never locked their doors! In 1952 the Tinney’s rennovated the house next door at 8101 Blivin and moved there. This home was kept as a rental. In 1986 it was sold after Mary's death at age 87. The car parked in front looks like a late 1920s model. The diamond-shaped siding above the second story windows and pretty attic window were removed or hidden when the house was re-sided at some point.
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