by Susan O’Neill
KANEVILLEâ€”Kaneville residents are gearing up for an end-of-summer weekend of fun, music, food, contests and activities for all ages.
Kaneville Fest 2009, from Friday, Aug. 27 to Sunday, Aug. 29, will begin with a used book sale at the Kaneville Library on Friday and end with a softball game on Sunday afternoon.
Activities planned include a bags tournament, a walk-run through Kaneville, bingo, a junior firefighter’s water fight, and other contests and races. Everyone is invited to a free movie on Friday night, shown on the side of the Hill’s County Store, weather permitting. On Saturday, visit the craft show and find out about the local businesses at the Kaneville Community Center, then check for deals at a number of neighborhood garage sales and enjoy a pulled pork sandwich prepared by Food for Thought.
Saturday evening ends with a bang, with Maple Park resident and pyrotechnics expert Roger Kahl providing the fireworks show.
Sunday morning starts out with a community church service held at the Kaneville United Methodist Church outdoor sanctuary, and continues with a car show, a town potluck picnic (hotdogs provided), and softball game.
Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill said there are a number of other activities in the works. If there is enough interest, she hopes to have a volleyball tournament, and a petting zoo is another possibility, given enough animals and fencing. The Kaneville Historical Society may hold a few demonstrations, such as making butter and spinning yarn.
Hill said it is an ambitious list of activities, but that anything is possible with enough volunteers. She said she, co-planner Karen Flamand and others on the committee welcome any and all help.