May 22, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,

New Trustees Mike Lee, Kelly Popelka and Jeff Letzter were sworn in by Judge Mike Feetterer on May 7.
Congratulations on your new positions!
Also on May 7, Trustee Dawn Iselin was awarded a Community Service Award for her time of service and a Resolution was passed honoring Trustee Anhalt (not shown) for his many years of service to the Community.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Before you light up the BBQ grill on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, come help honor and remember those who died while serving in our Armed Forces. The Ceremony starts at 9 AM at Horse Fair Park, located at 8105 Blivin. Afterwards, come to the pavilion for free coffee and donuts donated by the Spring Grove Fire District! On Memorial Day, the National Moment of Remembrance asks Americans to pause at 3 PM for one minute in an act of national unity.
Salon Jevee Help Wanted
Salon Jevee has expanded their salon with a relaxing Spa Room. They are seeking professional, self-motivated applicants for part-time SPA Room rental or commission. View more information here or call 815-675-6000.
1st Annual Youth Bass Fishing Derby Next Saturday!
The RBCHS Fishing Team, sponsored by the Village of Spring Grove, will hold the 1st annual Youth Bass Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1 from 8 AM - 12 PM. Anglers must be 15 years old or younger. Prizes for "Big Bass and "Total Size" will be awarded. All $10 Raffle Entry participants will receive a prize. View the flyer with more information here . The Visitor's Center with historical displays will be open from 11 AM - 1 PM.
Click it or Ticket
The Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to "Click It or Ticket." Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends. This seat-belt enforcement campaign highlights the proper use of seat belts and car seats to keep all motorists safe. Officers will be conducting extra enforcement patrols through May 28. Passengers not wearing seat belts will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested. Read more here.
Summer Reading Program
Summer reading programs for adults, teens, and children kick-off on Saturday, June 8 at the Nippersink Library. There will be drawings for prizes and gifts for those who complete the programs. Lots of other fun events and programs for all ages. View the newsletter here .
Photo of the Week
#536 is the first calf of the 2019 season at Thread & Gage Co. Farm on Richardson Road. This 65-lb little heifer calf came from a first time momma cow. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
Toy Drive Wrapping Up Soon
Girl Scout Troop 1935 is organizing a Toy Drive for Lurie’s Children’s Hospital! View the list of items needed and rules and restrictions here . Items can be left in the drop box at the Municipal Centre located at 7401 Meyer Road from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday - Friday through May 31. Thank you!
Wine Tasting Tonight & Judson Brown Band
Tammy's first annual wine tasting is tonight, May 22 from 6 - 8 PM at The Grove Pub and Grill! Complimentary appetizers will also be served. Also - back by popular demand - The Judson Brown Band will be performing tomorrow, Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Located at 2008 Main Street.
NJ Elite Performance is expanding
NJ Elite Performance is adding some major space! Watch their journey as they grow and bring you the facility of your dreams. You can watch the growth process on all of our social medias and by joining their emailing list! Keep an eye out, you will want to see this! Visit them here .
Graduation Catering
Billy's Beef, Hot Dogs & more congratulates the Class of 2019! Call them for all your graduation and catering needs. They do pig roasts, too! Check out their menu here . They have something for everyone. Located at 2020 Route 12. Call 815-675-0340. Billy's Catering - Your Catering Professional!
WLAC Summer Camp
WLAC is offering two Summer Camp sessions: Session 1 is 7/29 - 8/2 and Session 2 is 8/5 - 8/9 with full day (9:00-3:30 $230 per session) and half day (9:00-12:00 $115 per session) options available. Member and sibling discounts available. Registration must be received by July 1. Please contact them with questions at 815-675-3005. 
INK 5K is Next Thursday
In addition to the 5K race, there will be bounce houses, music, face painting, basketball, volleyball, raffle baskets & food vendors.Thursday, May 30, at Horse Fair Park. Check in time starts at 5 PM. Race starts at 6:30 PM sharp! More information is available on their website here .
Flowers for 8th Grade Dance and Graduations
Birds of Paradise has beautiful corsages and buttoneers for the 8th Grade dance next Thursday, and graduation presentation bouquets. Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive . Call 815-363-8568.
The Soul Purpose
The Soul Purpose gathering is taking a summer break until fall. They will not be meeting during the summer months. Please email David with any spiritually related questions and when fall arrives, let him know when you want to start meeting again.
Promote Your Small Business
The village is offering outfield advertising space at the Thelen Park ball fields! This is a great way to promote your business and it's easy to sign up. 2019 season rentals are $300. Purchase a 4' x 8' or 4' x 16' banner or 4' x 8' metal sign separately. View more information here!
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