Monday, October 17, 2011
The Sturtevant Fireworks committee wants to start planning now.
Those amazing fireworks and the annual festival that goes with it don't happen by magic. If you love the annual Sturtevant Fourth of July Festival, the village committee wants you to join them. That's right, it's October and as residents watch the trees turn from heavy summer green to the brilliant hues of fall, why not start thinking about rockets red glare in the summer night sky? Trustee Linda Busha is head of the committee, and she said because July 3rd falls on a Tuesday, plans for the annual shin-dig will have to get tweaked a bit for 2012. "We'll have to shorten the hours and still make it a great day for everyone," she said. The annual display and family fun costs about $20,000 a year. That amount covers the fireworks, renting …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Oct. 22 is the annual volunteer event so list it here and Patch will help get people out to help!
On Sat., Oct. 22, thousands of volunteers will take time to help out a variety of worthy groups and organizations for the annual Make a Difference Day event. For example, the Kirkorian Nature Preserve is a work in progress in Sturtevant that still needs help. Friends and neighbors are asked to pull on some gloves and sturdy boots to help clear brush and pick up garbage from 9 am to Noon. I'll be there, taking pictures and getting dirty, but I know there are a lot of other great opportunities out there. Feel free to list in the comments and/or you can drop me a line to add to a list I'll start. Be sure to include: Send your Make a Difference Day needs to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Donations are needed and so are volunteers to help with set up and clean up.
“I like when they blow up really big,” said 9-year-old Andrew, when asked about Sturtevant’s annual Fourth of July fireworks. “It’s fun when the fireworks light up ‘cause they’re huge,” echoed his wide-eyed 6-year-old sister, Jamie. “Especially the purple ones.” And their mom, Colleen Strain, loves the Sturtevant fireworks too, partly because it’s something she’s enjoyed since she was her kids’ age. Planning is underway for this year’s event, which is a Sturtevant tradition for many more families besides the Strains. “This has been a tradition for generations and I know how important traditions are to people in this community,” said Linda Busha, village trustee and chair of the committee that organizes the event. “I wouldn’t want it to …