May 23, 2018
Dear Village Resident,
The Memorial Day Ceremony is next Monday, May 28 at 9 a.m. at Horse Fair Park . A tribute with stories, reflections, and music will honor those who have served and a wreath laid at the Veterans War Memorial. Don't forget to fly your flag! Chat with friends and family afterwards and enjoy coffee and donuts in the pavilion afterwards. The Vietnam Wall Memorial is in McHenry behind the Moose Lodge at Route 31 and Johnsburg Road by the McHenry Township Park today through Memorial Day.

Water Test Kits
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Water test kits are now available for pickup from PDC Labs at the Village Municipal Centre . The McHenry County Health Department recommends you sample your private water supply for coliform bacteria and nitrates annually. Samples must be tested within 30 hours of collection time. PDC Laboratories is located at 4314 #A Crystal Lake Road in McHenry. Open M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phone 815-344-4044. Visit their website at .
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Thank you!
The Spring Grove Post Office would like to thank everyone who left donations for the food pantry by their mailboxes on Saturday. The food drive was very successful thanks to the generosity of many in our community.
Fish Boil Fundraiser for Hatchery Park
This year's Friday Night Fish Boil for Hatchery Park is at Horse Fair Park  on June 8, starting at 5 p.m.  S erving all-you-can-eat Boiled Cod, BBQ Chicken & Ribs (ribs $3 extra) red potatoes & onions, bread, coleslaw & dessert prepared by Fitzgerald's of Genoa City. Kid's meals available, too. Silent Auctions and live music with the Thompson Duo! All proceeds go to the upkeep and beautification of Hatchery Park. View the flyer here.
Click It or Ticket
As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Spring Grove Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket . The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe
Photo of the Week
On Tuesday, May 8, Scot Forge employees donated their time to perform all the woodchip work at Thelen Park. The Village appreciates their time and effort to assist us in making one of our premier parks even better for all to enjoy! Thank you Maggie and Jim Heard, Pete and Monica Lind, Mike Peglow, Ken and Cathy Zamazal, Sean Semler, Matt Davis, Chris Scheiblhofer and Michelle Riedel! If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, please email it here .
Lifespring Church Vacation Bible School
Join us Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. till noon. Discover Jesus as you travel through time from eternity past to eternity future in Time Lab Vacation Bible School! Play, sing, experiment, and celebrate Jesus throughout history and learn about what is still to come! Children kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off school-aged children. Nursery care will be available for little ones if you'd like to help out. There is no cost to attend. For more info go to or RSVP on Facebook here .
INK 5K Next Thursday!
INK 5K supports the communities of Richmond/Spring Grove and beyond through educational, financial and emotional support of those in need. In addition to the race, enjoy bounce houses, music, face painting, basketball, volleyball, raffle baskets & food vendors. Thursday, May 31, at Horse Fair Park! Registration and Sponsorship information is available on their website at .
Summer Sports Performance Program
NJ Elite Performance is offering a Summer Sports Performance Program to take you or your athlete from average to ELITE. Program will guarantee improved strength, power, speed, agility, explosion, mobility & flexibility. Program begins June 3 and will end August 12 with a private party and awards ceremony. View the flyer , contact them at 815.675.1044 or visit for more info!
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Join the Summer Reading Kick-off Party on Saturday, June 9 at the Nippersink Library! This year's theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" Crafts and activities will be available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Sign up for summer reading and programs available all day. Located at 5418 Hill Road in Richmond.
Graduation Presentation Bouquets & Corsages
There's still time to order graduation presentation bouquets and corsages at Birds of Paradise flowers and gifts. Check out their Facebook page to enter a Graduation Tropical Presentation Bouquet giveaway!
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