January 1, 2020
Dear Village Resident,
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...
Grand Opening of Northbound Fitness Club
Your World Fitness is now Northbound Fitness Club! With newly renovated workout rooms, 40 group fitness classes each week to choose from, and 6 personal trainers on staff, Northbound Fitness Club will meet all your fitness needs! Stop in and enter to win a free 65" Samsung TV! Located at 2222 Pierce Drive. View the flyer here and visit www.northboundfitness.com . Call them at 815-675-9999.
Cheer Skills Class at WLAC
Build up your Cheer Skills at WLAC! Students will work on jumps, stunting, tumbling/jump combos, technique and facial expression. Class will be held Thursday evenings with grades 1-4 from 5:30 - 6:30 ($50 per month) and grades 5 - high school from 6:45 - 8:15 ($65 per month) . Sign up for Cheer Skills and get 40% off a Tumbling class! New members may complete registration here . Current members can stop by the front desk for enrollment. Call 815-675-3005 with questions or visit them at 2449 Pierce Drive.
Photo of the Week

Beautiful Christmas morning sunrises sent from Dawn Gerlach in the Thousand Oaks Subdivision and Lois Petska. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email i t here .

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.
Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing drop-in classes are now offered at WLAC on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:45-7:40 PM for ages 15 and up (or 12-14 if accompanied by an adult). Classes start tomorrow, January 2 so get working on some of those resolutions and join them! $7 per class. Call 815-675-3005 with questions or stop in at 2449 Pierce Drive.
Recycle Old Holiday Lights
Recycle old holiday lights at the Municipal Centre located at 7401 Meyer Road, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM all year round. Click here to see which kinds of lights and cords are accepted.
Blast from the Past
This is a circa 1905 glass plate photo. It shows blacksmith Nick Klein paying John Karls for a fish he's holding, with an upended crate next to John filled with more fish. Another staged transaction is going on at the end of the porch. Telephone service was extended to Spring Grove from Walter Carey's farm on Wilmot Road in 1897. It looks like this pole had been used as a hitching post and could collapse at any moment! Would you like to ride in that wagon with the fringe on top on a winter/early spring day like this? John Karls' store building still stands at 7709 Blivin but looks quite different. Nick's blacksmith shop at right was replaced later with a brick garage.
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