A Message from the Mayor
This time of the year is what makes living in our village so special—from the crisp air in the morning to the leaves changing on the trees—fall is here.
This year, we welcomed fall with our Fall Fest, which was as a great kickoff to fall activities in our beautiful village. The Fest this year was a hybrid combination of various street vendors as well highlighting our Village merchants, who helped sponsor bands and make this event a tremendous success. I know the Village Board and myself had a great time as we made our way down Park Blvd.
“Safe Halloween Trick-or-Treat” on Park Blvd. this year was a perfect fall afternoon for children to safely Trick-or-Treat. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the families in fun and creative costumes. We were also glad to continue to host the annual Knights of Columbus Lady of the Island Council Halloween Parade and Costume contest in Brady Park this fall. It was great to see all children and families enjoying the day!
As fall transitions to winter, the Village Board and I are very excited to announce the return of the Tree and Menorah Lighting, this year on Saturday, November 27th. I know many residents old and new look forward to this special event every year to kick off the holidays and we are delighted to be able to bring this tradition back to our wonderful Village. We hope to see you there!
In keeping with the Holiday spirt, we would ask you to remember our local small businesses and when you can, please shop and dine local at our village merchants.
On behalf of the Village Board, our entire staff and our families, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year.
May God bless you, your family, and our Village.