Area residents are invited to participate in a number of fun and family-friendly activities this year in Sturtevant.
Annual events like the Easter pancake breakfast, Iron Horse Run, and Santa dinner are on the list, of course, and the fireworks return though without the festival featuring live music, bouncy houses, and lots of great local eats.
“We lack the volunteers to organize the family festival,” Trustee Carrie Harback said. “If people really want it, then we need a dedicated group to step forward and make it happen.”
Harbach, chair of the parks and rec committee, said the special events committee – formerly the fireworks committee – started putting a list together of ideas to promote the village as a great place to live, work and play.
“Community, family, healthy living, and small business recognition is the idea behind the events,” she said. “I miss the days when we all knew our neighbors, our neighbors’ children, our local businesses and our local police officers. I can only hope that getting together at various events in the Village will help make a change.”
In order to make the committee’s ideas come to life, small businesses in and around Sturtevant were asked to sponsor some of the activities, and individual residents have also pitched in to help. Volunteers are still needed to make sure these events go off without a hitch.
Anyone interested in giving their time and talent is welcome to call Harbach at (262) 498-7466.
Village residents will get the list of activities in the quarterly newsletter that should hit mailboxes in the next couple of weeks.
Here is the complete list Harbach supplied:
Pancake Breakfast-Saturday, March 26 (Community Fundraiser)
Join us at Sturtevant’s Fire Station, entrance located at 2801 89th Street,for the annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. Help to raise money for under-budgeted community events and activities in the Village.
Breakfast begins at 8am, Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10am, Serving Breakfast ends at 11:30am
Village Rummage Sale Days-Friday/Saturday, June 24th/25th
Time to clean out those closets, toy boxes, basements, sheds, garages, etc and set up that rummage sale you have been meaning to hold. The Event Committee will have advertising placed in the local paper and on rummage websites for the above dates with the time frame advertised as, 8am-3pm. These times are optional for your individual sale.
All you need to do is make a few directional street or house number signs to bring those cars to your sale.
**Don’t forget to take a break from selling or shopping to stop at North park to visit with the animals (see event below)
Family Day, Petting Zoo-Saturday, June 25
Join us at Sturtevant’s North Park, located at 94th/95th Streets between Michigan and Corliss Street, for a visit with the Applegarth Farm petting zoo between the hours of 10am-3pm.
This event is sponsored by TCM Sewer and Drain, LLC, A-1 Home Repair and Roushia’s Garage Door Service.
A big thank you to these local business sponsors for their community support.
Fireworks Show-Sunday,July 3
Enjoy the fireworks show on this events traditional date of July 3rd, start time approx 9pm, weather permitting. Please note that the family festival will not be held this year due to the lack of volunteers for the event day. Feel free to view the show from your front yard, nearby park, curbside, or right at Fireman’s Park. No parking will be permitted on the infield and No glass containers.
This event is sponsored by our raffle ticket supporters! Thank you for bringing the show back this year.
Family Day, Backyard Bouncers-Saturday, July 16
Join us at Sturtevant’s North Park, located at 94th/95th Streets between Michigan and Corliss Street. Backyard Bouncers will be sharing their day with us for children 12 and under, from 10am-2pm.
This event is sponsored by Hiawatha Bar and Grill. A big thanks to this local business for their community support.
Family Day, Tent Camping-Saturday, Aug 6/Aug 7
Join us at Fireman’s Park, located at 9698 Charles Street, Sturtevant. Back to the basics, dust off that tent and pop it up for an overnight in the park.
Set up begins at 4pm Saturday. Event ends at 11am Sunday. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Small camping grills will be permitted. Coolers will be permitted. No glass containers in the park. Set up yard games and lawn chairs and enjoy the company of friends and family.
Concessions (typical prices) will be available from 5pm-8pm. Small bonfires beginning at 8pm if we have a volunteer firefighter and weather permits. Quiet hour will begin at 11pm.
Iron Horse 5K Run/Walk– Saturday, Aug 20 (Community Fundraiser)
Join us at Fireman’s Park, located at 9698 Charles St, Sturtevant. Come Run/Walk to help raise money for under-budgeted community events and activities in the Village.
Same day registration begins at 7am (event t-shirts can not be guaranteed). Run begins promptly at 8am.
Pre-registration for this event is encouraged at www.ironhorse5k.com or stop at Village Hall to fill out a registration pamphlet by July 20th for individual and team participants to be guaranteed event shirts.
Halloween Trick or Treat and Bon Fire-Monday, October 31
Trick or Treat will be held throughout the Village from 4pm-7pm. Join us at South Park, located on 95th between Hulda and Mt Pleasant Street, at 7:30pm for the traditional costume judging(by age groups) and Village bonfire.
Fountain Hall Vendor Fair– Saturday, Nov 14 (Community Fundraiser)
This event is in the works. Please watch future newsletters for details. This event will help to raise money for under-budgeted community events and activities in the Village.
If anyone has experience in coordinating a vendor fair please call, Trustee Carrie Harbach at 262-498-7466.
Mostaccioli Dinner with Santa-Saturday, Dec 3 (Community Fundraiser)
Join us at Village Hall, located at 2801 89th St, Sturtevant. Feel the spirit of the season. Enjoy a meal, a visit with Santa, and a basket raffle with friends and family, to help raise money for under-budgeted community events and activities in the Village.
This event is sponsored by DeRango’s Pizza King on Washington, Lehmann’s Bakery and Malicki’s Piggly WIggly, contributions made by Village businesses and Village Trustees.
Thank you for your loyal and continued sponsorship.