November 6, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
You're invited to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 7 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM at Horse Fair Park . Visit with Santa, enjoy a hay ride & storytelling, crafts, refreshments and the tree lighting at 5 PM! The enclosed pavilion will be heated. Free admission but please bring donations of non-perishable food and toiletry items for the food pantry.
Basketball Registration
Basketball & Little Dribblers registration for kids in K - 8 is this Sunday, November 10 or Sunday, November 17. Stop in anytime from 10 AM - 12:00 PM at Spring Grove Elementary School, 2018 Main Street. This is an opportunity for boys and girls to learn some basic basketball skills, work as a team, and compete in a recreational basketball league. Please bring your children. View page 4 for more info .
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Leaves in Streets
Raking, blowing or otherwise allowing leaves or grass to be deposited upon or left on the streets or sidewalks of the village is prohibited by Village Ordinance. Landscape waste will be picked up through Wednesday, November 27. See burning regulations here .
Your World Fitness News
Your World Fitness is hiring! They are looking for dependable, hard-working, and outgoing part-time front desk employees. Flexible weekday and weekend shifts. Responsibilities include cleaning, customer service, and computer system management. Stop by the front desk to get an application today! Located at 2222 Pierce Drive .
Pet Nail Clipping this Saturday
Nature's Feed and Sophie, with Plush Pups, will be hosting a pet nail clipping event on November 9 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Donations requested to benefit the local food pantries in Spring Grove and Richmond. Nature's Feed is located at 2440 Westward Drive, next door to the Spring Grove Post Office. Thank you for your support!
Photo of the Week
Xander Novak took this great photo of a beautiful fall sunset at the end of Sunset Road! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .
Affair of the Arts
This Fine Art & Artisan Indoor Fair will be held on Sunday, November 17, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The Shores of Turtle Creek. 10,000 sq. ft. of unique, handcrafted items - including Jewelry, Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Fiber Art, 3D Mixed Media, Fine Art, Home Accessories, Fashion Items & more. Cocktails and Artist Demonstrations. One day only. Located at 7908 Winn Road. Free Admission. Visit affairofthearts.org .
Recycle Holiday Lights
If your lights have lost their twinkle, don't throw them away - recycle them at the Municipal Centre! Located at 7401 Meyer Road, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Click here to see which kinds of lights and cords are accepted.
November Nerf Wars at WLAC this Saturday
Join them this Saturday, November 9 at 6:00 PM for Nerf Battles and lots of fun! This is open to the public with a fee of $10 per person or $30 per family.  BYO Nerf Gun that uses Elite darts and we will supply AMMO and Safety Glasses. More event info here or call 815-675-3005. 2449 Pierce Drive.
Blast from the Past
On November 18, 1926, when the Spring Grove State Bank's lone cashier, Floyd Foss, had just locked the vault, two strangers walked in and forced him to the floor. George Nelson and his cohort took the keys, unlocked the vault, stole a bundle of cash and locked Floyd in the vault (or so they thought). Luckily, he got out, and yelled that the bank had just been robbed. Locals Paul Weber and Victor Siegler tracked them to the Fox Lake train station where they surrendered. No, George Nelson was not the famous Baby Face Nelson, the notorious bank robber of the time, just a down-on-his-luck guy who served seven years in the Joliet State Penitentiary for the crime. The bank succumbed to the Depression in 1931 and the building later housed a manufacturing business, a sandwich shop run by Shirley Dawson, the Spring Grove Post Office, and since 1993, the Law Office's of Neil Anderson. But take a look next time and you'll see the Spring Grove State Bank sign still etched in stone over the front door.
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