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Chamber: Biz Boo a Fun Day for Kids, Community

Event highlights local retailers for coming holiday season.

Written by Sherri Farley, Executive Director, Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce

More than 300 costumed children and their families visited Yorkville to trick or treat approximately 80 participating businesses during the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce Biz Boo! Business Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 27. In addition to the coveted candy, many businesses offered games, crafts, food or product samples, and free raffle drawings for some outstanding gifts! Participants could also vote for their favorite carved pumpkins at the contest held at St. Joseph Cabinetry.

At the Touch-a-Truck event sponsored by Rush-Copley Medical Center, Manus Dental, KJB Realty Inc. and Chiro-One Wellness Centers, children were treated to the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck or police car and meet Sparky and firemen from the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, and police officers from the Yorkville Police Department. Photos from the day are posted on the Chamber photo gallery at yorkvillechamber.org.
 
The annual Halloween “Biz Boo” Business Trick-or-Treat is organized by the Chamber of Commerce with the goal of raising public awareness of the array of local retail and services available, and bringing visibility to businesses while adding a fun and friendly atmosphere to the community. We appreciate these sponsors who helped to make this event possible:

  • Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
  • Brenart Eye Clinic
  • Chiro-One Wellness Centers
  • Kendall County Record
  • KJB Realty, Inc.
  • Manus Dental
  • Old Second National Bank
  • Rosati’s Pizza Pub
  • Rush-Copley Medical Center
  • Saint Joseph Cabinetry & Designs
  • STEPS for Kids

To these and all of the participating businesses throughout town, thank you for joining together to make Yorkville a popular destination during Biz Boo! We hope visitors will return to your businesses as a result of the visibility received from the event.
 
Special appreciation to the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and Yorkville Police Department. Additional thanks to Heritage Woods of Yorkville and Old Second National Bank for hosting the substitute storefront “concentrated trick-or-treating” sites. We appreciate the participation of everyone involved who created a fun day in Yorkville for children of all ages.

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