May 8, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Boy Scout Troop 340 finished the final touches on the Thelen Park sign project last weekend! They planted bushes and mulched the raised landscape bed built by our public works department. The funds for the landscaping were donated by the Thelen family last year. The sign was designed by Rainbow Signs in Spring Grove and the columns were built by public works. Thank you to all involved for the help in beautifying the entrance to our park! From left are Ben Campbell, Cameron White, Aiden O’Brien, Aaron Anderson, Landon Simecek and Ian Campbell.
Bike to School Postponed
Bike to School Day
Bike to School Day is postponed until next Tuesday, May 14 . Please note there may be some delay in your morning or afternoon commute as the students cross the street together at Winn and Main Street around 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Besides being a lot of fun, biking to school is healthy for kids and families!
Property Tax Bill Rebate
Property tax bills have been mailed out by McHenry County. Included in this year's bills is a note on how to claim a share of a rebate of Valley Hi Nursing Home surplus funds. Eligible homeowners will recoup about 30 percent of what you paid last year for the county government portion of your tax bill. View more information here .
Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday
The post office letter carriers will be picking up food for the local food pantry Saturday, May 11, during the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Please put non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox and they will pick it up and deliver it to our local food pantry. Thank you! View the flyer here .
Mother's Day Flowers
Birds of Paradise has beautiful flower arrangements, vases, indoor & outdoor hanging baskets & patio planters for mom this Mother's Day! Located at 2404 Spring Ridge Drive . Call 815-363-8568. They deliver!
RBBA Opening Day this Saturday - New Start Time
The RBBA Annual Opening Day Celebration is this Saturday with a new start time! First pitch and fun activities start at 2 PM including bounce house, competitions, raffle tickets to Pie-A-Coach, silent auction, concessions, 50/50, baggo, and more! View the flyer with more information
Overnight Parking
Parking is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes between the hours of 2 and 6 AM on any public street, (except on the designated parking areas at Blivin and Main Streets). If you need to park on the street overnight due to a special circumstance such as maintenance of your driveway, please contact the Police Department at 815-675-2596.
Join INK 5K!
Sign up now for INK 5K on Thursday, May 30. INK 5K supports those in need through educational, financial and emotional support. Registration, activities and sponsorship information is available on their website here .
Photo of the Week
Jon Stansbury took this amazing photo of what looks like a juvenile bald eagle in the Red Oaks subdivision on Monday. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
Congratulations Class of 2019
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!
Tools for Small Businesses
The Post Office has Business Connect Kits during Small Business Week this week! They have tools available to help you grow your small business. Event hours are 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. through Friday. Located at 2410 Westward Drive.
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!
Summer Rec Brochure
The Summer Recreation Brochure is now available for viewing! New programs include three Snapology camps: Sports Science, Drone Commander and S.T.E.A.M. Fun for Kids! Perennial favorites include archery, horseback riding, golf, Junior Summer Camp and more. View the brochure here or anytime on the village's homepage .
Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing
You're invited to attend the Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing on June 19 from 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM. 18 hole scramble with cart, lunch and dinner, Helicopter ball drop, contests on the course, Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle. Sponsored by Dockers. Register here!
Tammy's First Annual Wine Tasting
Mark your calendars for Tammy's first annual wine tasting on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 - 8 PM at The Grove Pub and Grill! Complimentary appetizers will be served. Located at 2008 Main Street.
Toy Drive for Lurie's Children's Hospital through May 31
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 M-F through May 31. Thank you!
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