Cathy Kovach flips and serves some pancakes at the Kaneville Fire Department’s pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Photo by Mary Herra
Plans already under way for August KanevilleFest
by Susan O’Neill
Kanevilleâ€”After last year’s successful event, planners Karen Flamand, Sandy Weiss, Kim Wendling, Paul Ross, Margie Jordan and Cathy Kovach met Feb. 25 to brainstorm ideas for this year’s festivities.
Possibilities for additional activities include Bingo on both days, more games for the children, a bouncy tent, a petting zoo, touch-a-tractor or truck activity, firemen vs. children obstacle course, a dunk tank, local musical talent, bomb squad and drug dog demonstrations.
Activities for Saturday will include volleyball and bags, and softball will take place on Sunday. The two-day library book sale on Friday and Saturday will be preceded by a pre-sale on Thursday, and neighbors are welcome to hold garage sales to coincide with the events.
Planners have reserved the band Back Country Roads for Saturday’s entertainment. A fireworks show also will take place again on Saturday night.
Mike Harnack agreed to hold the car show again on Sunday, but rather than a village-wide picnic, fest-goers can rely on food vendors such as Food for Thought, Hill’s Country Store and others.
Members of the planning group said they would try to spread the jobs around to more volunteers this year, to give everyone a chance to enjoy a part of the weekend. The next planning meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the village office. Ideas and offers to help are welcome.
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 28-29
The next planning meeting:
Thursday, March 25 â€¢ 7 p.m.
in the village office
Kaneville Fest has come and gone.
The Kaneville Fest Committee would like to give a huge thank you to the following volunteers, individuals and businesses that gave their time and donations: Builders Asphalt, PCI Concrete, Paisanoâ€™s Pizza, Strang Inc., Ross Electric, JRG Construction Co., Michael J. Greenan CPA, Dan Isham, Diedre Withey, Al Withey, Linear Kinetics, Workinâ€™ Out Construction, Russell Automotive, Kaneville Seed & Feed, Bud Snyder, Blackberry Builders, Karl Kettelkamp, Carrie Kruger, Water Sports LLC, Daniels Inc., Dawn Schleifer, Dale Pierson, Lisa Weiss, AFM Electrical, village of Kaneville, Kaneville Township, Old Second Bankâ€™s Margie Jordan, Thunderbolt Roofing, Dunteman Turf Farm, Olson Chiropractic, Law firm of Myler, Ruddy & McTavish, Kaneville Veterinarian Service, Richâ€™s Auto Service, Elburn Herald, Kane Co. Chronicle, Kane Co. Sheriff, Kaneville Fire Dept., Bright Cleaners, Elmhurst Chicago Stone, Hughes Creek Golf Club, Samâ€™s Club, Jewel Food Store Sugar Grove, American Bank & Trust, Behm Plumbing, Midwest Quick Lube, Fishermanâ€™s Inn, Elburn Car Wash, JT Nails, Gordonâ€™s Food Service, Hillâ€™s Country Store, Al Plowman, Superior Beverage, Fairview Dental, Kaneville Public Library, Elizabeth Hauser, The Ottosons, The Kucera family, Mary Ellyn at Kaneville PO, The Hill Family, The Flamand family, Emil Weiss, Mike Harnach, Tim & Jenn Weiss, Gary Lisson and his grandson, Nick Sifuentes.
To all those who donated money and participated, you helped support this community event and made it successful. Thank you.
Pat Hill, Karen Flamand,
Sandi Weiss, Paul Ross, Cathy Kovach