November 28, 2018
Dear Village Resident,
You're invited to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival this Saturday, December 1 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM at Horse Fair Par k . Visit with Santa, enjoy a hay ride & storytelling (weather dependent), 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. View the flyer here .
Fire Chief Position Open
The Spring Grove Fire Protection District will be seeking a new Fire Chief in the coming months. After 38 years of service to Spring Grove area residents, Fire Chief Rich Tobiasz has announced his plans to retire on April 30, 2019. Individuals who may be interested in applying for the position should visit the Fire Protection District website for more information and an application.
Annual Warehouse Sale Starts Friday
Coffee Masters is holding their Annual Warehouse Sale - three Fridays only - 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Holiday gifts include Cocoa Amore cocoa, gourmet coffee, Ashby's tea, Perfect Potfuls and single serve KCups. Check off everyone on your gift list! Located at 7606 Industrial Court , Visit their website .
Holiday Open House this Saturday!
Enjoy a day of savings, tasty toffee samples & more at the 4th annual T's Toffee Open House at 8818 Hidden Trail on Saturday, December 1 from 9 AM - 3 PM. Visit them at or call 847-274-9969. T's Toffee is "Simply the Best"!
Santa Pet Photos this Saturday
Come to Nature's Feed's most popular event of the year! Sharmila of Pics for Pups will be taking photos of your fur kids and Santa this Saturday, December 1 from 11 AM - 2 PM. Donations requested to benefit Helping Paws Animal Shelter in Woodstock. Each participant will receive a gift from Santa. A link to the photo gallery will be sent approximately 10 days after the event. You will be able to print the photos as well as purchase merchandise with your pups pictures. Located at 2440 Westward Drive.
Photo of the Week
Rusty, Kona and Duncan enjoy their walks at Hatchery park and wonder what happened to the fall weather. Photos submitted by Sue Maurer & Sue Flood. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, please email it here .
Family Fun Night December 8th
Stay warm indoors at WLAC for a night of fun. Come for games, open gym, crafts, snacks and a movie on December 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. $30 per family. Registration is required. Please call 815-675-3005 or email with any questions. Register online under "schedule" here (link is on the December calendar). Located at 2449 Pierce Drive .
What Not to Recycle
Don't put food waste and soiled materials like napkins, paper plates and pizza boxes in your recycling bin. Food waste causes recycling contamination and can turn a lot of recyclables into trash. Never recycle plastic bags or plastic wrap, plastic cups, straws, Styrofoam, paper towels, or tissue. Soggy boxes and papers can't be recycled so keep liquids out of your bin and empty all bottles, cans and boxes. Recycle plastic bags at your local grocery store. Remember, when in doubt - throw it out!
Toys for Tots Collection Locations
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve distributes toys to children in need at Christmas. You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at the following locations through December 15.
Recycle Old 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.
Keep the Wreath Red
Each year the Fire Department hangs up a wreath decorated with red lights to serve as a constant reminder to practice fire safety during the holiday season . If a fire occurs that was caused by a holiday decoration, a red bulb is removed and replaced with a white one. Please be careful with candles, holiday lights and other decorations and help them "Keep the Wreath Red"!
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