April 10, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Join the fun at the Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 13, at 2 PM! Meet the Easter Bunny and bring your basket. Find the "special eggs" and win a fun-filled basket or other special prizes! To be held at the RB Community High School gym at 8311 Rte. 31 in Richmond. Four age groups from infants to 10. The hunts start promptly at 2 so don't be late! There is no charge, but please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the local food pantry. View the flyer here .
Pancake Breakfast this Sunday
The Spring Grove Fire Explorer Post 1800 is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, April 14 from 8 AM - Noon. Adults - $6, Children - $4. Proceeds help them attend the U of I Fire Service Institute. Located at the Fire Station at 8214 Richardson Road. View the flyer .
Nippersink Library & New PrairieCat Online Catalog
The Nippersink Library will be switching to a new on-line catalog called PrairieCat. PrairieCat offers direct access to over 8 million items from 170+ Illinois libraries. If you have "saved searches" and "reading histories" in the old on-line catalog, they will not migrate to the new system. If you want to save your reading history, click here for instructions. View more information about PrairieCat here .
Advertise Your Business
If you're a local business looking for an affordable advertising idea to reach local residents and nearby communities, consider a banner or sign on the ball fields at Thelen Park! It's easy to sign up and the Village does the installations. Outfield advertising spaces are available to rent $300 for the 2019 season (now - fall). Purchase a 4' x 8' or 4' x 16' banner or 4' x 8' metal sign separately. View more information here .
What's Going on at NJ Elite
Are you in the loop of all the news, excitement and action going on at NJ Elite Performance? If you want to stay up-to-date on all the happenings, shoot them an email at info@njeliteperformance.com and they will get you added to their Newsletter list!
Drop It and Drive
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving. Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on our roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, 3,166 people died in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017. Read more here...
Adopt-A-Highway Opening
The Village is looking for a group, business or family to adopt South Solon Road from May Lane to Harts Road. The agreement runs for two years and litter must be collected a minimum of four times a year. Bags, vests and pickers are supplied by the village. Your group name will be displayed on the Adopt-A-Highway road sign. Please call 815-675-2121 for more information.
Photo of the Week
Sharknado! The Pinka family found this aquatic creature on their property which was quite a surprise as Spring Grove is awfully far from the ocean! Photo submitted by Rein and Bobbi. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
RBBA Opening Day Celebration
You're invited to the RBBA Annual Opening Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27, at Thelen Park. Parade of Athletes starts at 11:15. First pitch and fun activities start at noon including bounce house, competitions, raffle tickets to Pie-A-Coach, silent auction, concessions, 50/50 and more! Volunteer opportunities available. View the flyer with more information
Birds of Paradise Prom Flowers
Order your Prom wrist corsages, boutonnières & bouquets. Beautiful variety of flowers, ribbons & accents. Extended hours during prom season - please call 815-363-8568. Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive.
6th Annual CFK Blue Ribbon Ride May 5
April is child Abuse Awareness month. Join the Blue Ribbon Ride for 30 miles and be sure to wear blue to show your support! Light breakfast, snacks and lunch provided. Register by April 30 to receive an official event t-shirt! To be held on Sunday, May 5. View more information here...
Sign Up Now for April 27 5K
LifeSpring Community Church is hosting a 5K/1Mile Fun Run on April 27. This race will benefit the funding for outdoor play equipment and a walking path for the community to enjoy! You can register here .
WLAC Nerf Wars this Saturday
WLAC Nerf Wars is back! Join them this Saturday, April 13 from 6 - 8 PM for an amazing night of Nerf Battles. This is a new time but same great fun! Fee is $10 per person or $30 per family. Advance registration is available here but drop-ins are welcome. WLAC is located at 2449 Pierce Drive. Call 815-675-3008.
INK 5K
INK 5K is scheduled for Thursday, May 30. Bounce Houses, Music, Face Painting, Basketball, Volleyball and Raffle Baskets and food vendors. INK 5K supports those in need through educational, financial and emotional support. Registration and Sponsorship information is available on their website at www.isakranzfoundation.com
Last Cinderella Dress Swap this Sunday!
For many young women, the expenses associated with attending prom is beyond their reach. Thanks to donations of gently used dresses, shoes, purses, and jewelry, girls can come pick out a dress and accessories in a beautiful space while enjoying some treats! Come and feel like a princess this Sunday, April 14, from 11 AM - 4 PM at Friendly Advice located at 2021 Main Street.. View the flyer here .
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