Village of Villa Park
Sept. 9, 2016                       Villa Park News                       Vol. 2 Issue 8

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Villa Park Oktoberfest 2016
Carnival Rides
Food Court
Live Music

Villa Park Bring the entire family out for Villa Park's 37th Annual Oktoberfest at Lions Park. Enjoy carnival rides, games, food, live music, the Lions Club Beer Tent and more!

The fun kicks off Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Opening Night includes a performance by SEMPLE from 8-11p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10, the fest is open noon to 11 p.m., and the entire day is jam-packed with entertainment including a bags tournament, the Parent and Teen Pizza Judging Contest, and the popular Cold Blooded Creatures show featuring Bubba the Alligator.Take advantage of the $20 unlimited ride special from noon to 5 p.m. The Environmental Concerns Commission will host a booth from noon to 5 p.m. and collect many items that are not part of the standard recycling stream such as pens, crayons and many other items. Click here to read more about the Environmental Concerns Commission booth. LifeSource will also hold a blood drive from 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11, the fest is open noon to 5 p.m., and the $20 unlimited ride special is good for the same hours. Stop by the food court and the Lions Club Beer Tent while catching performances by local bands The Pedestrians and Fenced In.

For a full schedule of events and more information click here.

Paws on the Path 2016
Paws on the Path 2016
Nissan Titan on a hill

Test Drive The New Nissan Titan at The Odeum


Villa Park – Don't miss your last chance to check out the new Nissan Titan truck! It's free to register and stop by this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 10 & 11) from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Odeum Sports & Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave.

The Willowbrook Marching Warriors march in Villa Park's July 4, 2016 Parade.
The Willowbrook Marching Warriors march in Villa Park's July 4, 2016 Parade.

Homecoming Parade Returns to Willowbrook High School


VILLA PARK Willowbrook High School is excited to announce the return of the school's Homecoming Parade! The Parade will be staged on Park Boulevard, and begin on Ardmore Avenue and Park Boulevard. The parade will head south on Ardmore to Highridge Road and head west to the High School. The parade is estimated to last about 45 minutes.

All are invited to the parade to support Willowbrook High School's fall activities. Following the parade, Willowbrook will take on Hinsdale South football. Come show school spirit and cheer on the Warriors. Kick-off will be at 7:30 p.m.


Street Closures


Please, be aware Ardmore Avenue will be closed from Park Boulevard to Highridge Road during this time. In addition, east/west cross streets will be temporarily blocked off at Ardmore while the parade passes. Again, the parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and is expected to last about 45 minutes.

August Summer Concert Series Success


VILLA PARK – The brand new August Summer Concert Series at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park generated plenty of positive feedback. The audience grew each week as families gathered in chairs and on blankets to enjoy the live music. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

A woman and her dog enjoy a concert at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park.
Villa Park Lions Club members grill up food during a concert at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park.
Zydeco Voodoo performs with the help of an audience member during a concertat Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park.

Service clubs and the Villa Park VFW Post manned the concession stand while a different band took the stage each Thursday night in August.

View more photos and videos on the Village's social media accounts or check out photo albums from a few of this year's concerts on the village website.

Summer Send Off: Songs and Picnic in the Park

VILLA PARK – Nothing to do on your DAY OFF OF SCHOOL? Don’t panic; join Parks and Recreation for a free afternoon of fun! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch and join us as we say goodbye to summer. All ages are welcome to participate in this interactive children’s music show by Wendy & DB. Let your imagination soar with their fun songs and positive lyrics. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved inside, space will be limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Call (630) 834-8970 with questions.

Kiwanis International logo

Villa Park Kiwanis Peanut Days:
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1


Kiwanis Peanut Days will be Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 in Villa Park this year.

The Villa Park Kiwanis Club is selling boxes of 100 individual foil bags of peanuts or 50 individual bags of Gummi Bears for $45 each. All proceeds help support community charities such as:

NEDSRA                         Early Childhood Reading Program
Food Pantries                           Salvation Army Bell Ringing
 DuPage Easter Seals                 Spastic Paralysis Research
   Humanitarian Service Project   Ray Graham Christmas Gifting

 
This year Kiwanis plan to send boxes of Kiwanis peanuts and Gummi Bears to our military service men and women overseas! Those who would like to partner with Kiwanis are invited to purchase an extra box for the military.
 
Kiwanis Peanuts and Gummi Bears also make great treats for Halloween Trick-Or-Treaters!

To order boxes of peanuts or Gummi Bears, please fill out this form and mail to the Kiwanis Club of Villa Park by Sept. 12.

Mail to:   Kiwanis Club of Villa Park
P. O. Box 6954
Villa Park, IL 60181-6954


Be on the lookout Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 for Kiwanis Club members selling peanuts outside Villa Park stores.

Boy playing basketball

Register for Villa Park's 
Youth Basketball League


Villa Park Youth Basketball League Priority Registration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4-7p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. - 1p.m. at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave., Villa Park.

Priority Registration costs $72 for Villa Park residents and $75 for non-residents. Open registration runs Oct.17-31 and costs $82 for residents and $85 for non-residents..
 
Teams are organized based on player skill evaluations held on Saturdays Nov. 5 and 12. Grades 1-4 at 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Grades 5-8 at 11a.m. - noon at Jefferson Middle School.
 
Teams practice one day a week at one of the District 45 schools. Games are held on Saturday mornings at the Field House at Willowbrook High School.

Call (630) 834-8970 with questions.

Don't Miss Parks & Recreation's

Mommy and Me Princess Tea


Come dressed as your favorite princess for this fun filled afternoon. Mothers and daughters join us at The Depot at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park for this afternoon tea
party that will include crafts, sandwiches, sweets, punch and of course tea!

Ages: 3-8 w/parent

$19 per couple/$15 each additional child    1 class

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park Depot

FEA13-20       F          12 noon           Nov. 11

No Early Bird Registration

Children trick-or-treat at a past Halloween Happenings event

7th Annual Halloween Happenings: Oct. 28


Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are invited to come in costume to Trick-or-Treat outdoors at “Spooktacular” Halloween scenes created by local merchants and organizations starting at 6 p.m.

Then join Parks and Recreation inside to create your own Jack-O-Lantern (6-6:45 p.m.). You bring the pumpkin and carving tools and we will supply a variety of materials to decorate your one of a kind masterpiece. Awards will be given for the “funniest”, “spookiest”, and “most original” Jack-O-Lanterns!

The evening will conclude with a howling good show featuring Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles (7 p.m.).

This event is sponsored in-part, by the Villa Park Lions Club.
Registration is not necessary to trick-or-treat outdoors. This event is held rain or shine.

All Ages
$5 per person (pre-registration)
$8 per person (day of event, provided space is available) 

Children under 2 are FREE but must still pre-register
Iowa Community Center
FEA00-21       F          6-8 pm             Oct 28

Young girls pose for a photo dressed in Halloween costumes

Be a Part of Halloween Happenings!

Area merchants, scout groups, clubs, organizations etc. are invited to join us for this fun, family event. Just think of all the exposure you will get and happiness you will provide for the little ghosts and goblins. Your outdoor scene does not have to be elaborate, just make it FUN!

You provide the creativity, treats, and a canopy if you wish. We will provide the table, chairs and electricity. Prizes will be awarded for the best displays.

Contact Mikie Rudyk at 630.834.8970 or MRudyk@invillapark.com to participate. It’s sure to be a “Spooktacular” night with your involvement. The registration deadline to reserve your space is Oct. 21. This event is held rain or shine.

$15 per scene
Iowa Community Center
FEA01-21       F          6-8 pm Oct 28

Nov. 8 Ballot Question - Informational Meetings


Villa Park – Village of Villa Park officials have begun to host meetings to discuss a question that will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot regarding increasing municipal sales tax to fund public infrastructure projects designed to reduce flooding.

The first meeting was held Sept. 8.

The next meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave. All community members are welcome.

Below is how the question will appear on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot:


Shall the Village of Villa Park increase the Village’s Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a “municipal sales tax”) from one half of one percent (.5%) to one percent (1.0%) for expenditure on public infrastructure in accordance with and subject to the provisions of Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.3 and 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.4)?

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

Stop by the Villa Park Public Library to Sign Up for a
Library Card


VILLA PARK – September is library card sign-up month. Stop by the Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave., to sign up for a card. Follow this link to learn more about library cards.

Read-a-thon 2016 logo

Cool Reader Readathon 2016:
Saturday, Sept. 17


The Cool Reader Readathon is back! This special event will feature 24 individuals from the community reading their favorite books out loud continuously for twelve hours beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. New this year, we will feature a Marvelous Mornings storytime session and Curious George: Curiosity Day in the afternoon!

Everyone is welcome to stop by at any time. The Readathon is a Friends of the Villa Park Library fundraiser and all proceeds benefit the library. Help the Friends by sponsoring a reader. Call 630-834-1164 or stop in the Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave., to find out more!

Find the full list of readers by following this link.
High Ridge Road paving

Road Construction Updates


VILLA PARK – Stay up-to-date with progress on construction projects throughout Villa Park by clicking here and select projects on the left side of the page.

Villa Park Walgreens Provides Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk


VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Walgreens, located at 200 E. Roosevelt Road, is one of 45 locations with drug take-back kiosks in Illinois.

According to a company press release, Walgreens launched its safe medication disposal kiosk program in Illinois Aug. 8, 2016. The launch is part of an effort to install the kiosks at more than 500 Walgreens locations across the country.

The kiosks provide a safe and convenient way year-round to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications at no cost. Please note, needles or sharps will not be accepted.

Read the full release to view a full list of Illinois Walgreens with safe medication disposal kiosks.


Read the full release here.

September is National Preparedness Month:
Don't Wait. Communicate.


Disasters don’t always occur when we are together with our family and friends, and so it’s important to take time now to plan what you will do in an emergency. It only takes a few minutes to talk through the greatest risks that can affect where you live, work or go to school.

This September and throughout the year, The FEMA Ready Campaign reminds citizens to make and practice a family emergency plan. Learn more about emergency communication plans by following this link.

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast flyer

Upcoming Events


Check out these upcoming events. You can always visit our Community Calendar for more details about any of these or other events.


Sept. 9
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road
- Oktoberfest, 5 - 11 p.m. at Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.

Sept. 10
- Paws on the Path, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Ruggard Gazebo, Ardmore Avenue and the Prairie Path
- Oktoberfest, noon - 11 p.m. at Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.

Sept. 11
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue
- Oktoberfest, noon - 5 p.m. at Lions Park, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.

Sept. 12

- Cable TV Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Senior Concerns Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Ridge Road Water Main Improvement Project meeting, 7 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.


Sept. 13
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission meeting, 7 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.
- Traffic & Safety Commission meeting, 8 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.


Sept. 14
- Kiwanis Meeting, 7:15 a.m. at High-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road
- SALT meeting, 10:30 a.m. at Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.

Sept. 15
- Adjudication, 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Sept. 16
- Willowbrook High School Homecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m. Ardmore Avenue between Park Boulevard and Highridge Road
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road


Sept. 17
- Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m. - noon outside the Public Works Garage, 20 W. Home Ave.

Sept. 18
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

Sept. 20
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.

Sept. 21
- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road

- Economic Development Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Sept. 22
- Fire & Police Commission meeting, 7 a.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Environmental Concerns Commission, 7 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Sept. 23
- Summer Send Off, noon at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road


Sept. 25
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

Sept. 26
- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Sept. 27
- Sugar Creek Golf Course Administrative Board, 6 p.m. at Sugar Creek, 500 E. Van Buren St.
- Community Pride Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- Garden Club of Villa Park meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.


Sept. 28
- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road

Sept. 29
- Referendum Informational Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.

- Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m. at Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Ave.

Sept. 30
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

Oct. 1
- Coffee with the Village Board, 9 a.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.


Oct. 2
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

Oct. 3
- Cable TV Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Senior Concerns Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Oct. 4

- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.

Oct. 5

- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road

Oct. 6
- Historical Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. at Villa Park Historical Society, 220 S. Villa Ave.
- NEDSRA Board of Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m. at NEDSRA office, 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison
- Adjudication, 4:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Oct. 7

- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

Oct. 8
- First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, 8 a.m. at Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road


Oct. 9
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

Oct. 10
- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Oct. 11
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission meeting, 7 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.
- Traffic & Safety Commission meeting, 8 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Oct. 12

- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road

Oct. 13
- Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Lions Club meeting, noon at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 St. Charles Road

Oct. 14

- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

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Please contact, Mari Stachura, the Village's Public Information Officer via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.


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