Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Registration for event due March 7
Tuesday, February 19
The following press release was provided by the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce. Ever had the urge to turn a bland rain barrel into a work of art and enter it in a competition? Now’s your chance. Register by March 7 to sponsor the artistic decoration of a rain barrel as part of this year’s Rain Barrels on Parade, the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Green Committee. The registration fee is $75, and the sponsors sign-up form is available on the Chamber’s website at www.yorkvillechamber.org . Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to provide a college scholarship for a Yorkville area high school senior, and to help fund Green Committee events and projects, such as supporting the Go Green …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Here are details about who won what and how much was raised during various activities at Yorkville's major festival.
For more Hometown Days coverage, see this page. Yorkville's Park Board challenged the City Council to see which group could garner more tips at the Hometown Days' beer tent Friday, Sept. 2. They initially intended to funnel all the tips collected toward a charity of the winners' choice, but they ended up dividing the money between the two charities. (The City Council members won the challenge.) Mayor Gary Golinski presented a check for $288.38 to Meals on Wheels at Tuesday's City Council meeting. He also presented a check for $250 to Kendall County Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). Photos of both check presentations are included in the gallery in this article. The Friends of the Yorkville Public Library raised more then $4,200 at …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Several organizations use Yorkville's end-of-summer festival to raise money or collect donations. Here are some details.
For more information about Hometown Days in general, please see the city's website. The Yorkville Area Kiwanis and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni are hosting a duck pluck. Participants purchase numbered tickets, which correspond to one of the 3,000 yellow rubber ducks. At 4 p.m. Sunday, someone will "pluck" a numbered duck from the pool, and whoever bought that ticket will win a four-day, three-night all-inclusive trip to Mexico. The plucking will continue until all the prizes have been awarded. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. They will be available during Hometown Days from a tent organizers run near the main entrance. "Rain Barrels on Parade" is a program sponsored by the city's and the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce's green …