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Letter: Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville

The Kaneville Township Historical Society will have the Farley House open during Christmas in Kaneville on Saturday, Dec. 7. Every year, we try to have different displays from the community and surrounding area. Last year, we had quilts and their connections to families in the area. This year, we would like to display mangers. We are asking the community if they would let us display a special manger that is in their family. They don’t have to be from Kaneville—just part of your family’s tradition. They could be from a different country or unique by what material they are made from. Please include a notecard with your name and description of your manger.

If you would like us to display your manger for the day, let us know. You can contact Lynette Werdin at (630) 557-2202, or Karen Flamand at (630) 557-2854. We will set up on Friday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Farley House. We can also arrange for a pick-up of your manger.

Karen Flamand

Letter: Thank you for supporting Kaneville Fest

On behalf of the Kaneville Fest committee, we would like to thank our sponsors: Amy Weiland Photography, Get All Decked Out, Tri-County Coins, Packaged Concrete, Elburn Herald, Old Second Bank-Kaneville, Rich’s Auto, Behm Plumbing, AFM Electrical, Dunteman Turf Farms, Derek Eastman State Farm, Tower Works, Kaneville Township, Strang Landscaping, Meyer Paving, Kaneville Veterinary, Kaneville Vol. Fire Dept., Contour Construction, Hill’s Country Store, Leroy Isham Masonry, Russell Automotive, Danial’s Drywall, Paisano’s Pizza, Kaneville Comm. Childcare, Ross Electric, Elmhurst Chicago Stone, Stovers Fine Woodworking, Peterson Pool, village of Kaneville, Hinds Trucking, Myler, Ruddy & McTavish Attys., Elburn Radiator and Grampa Del Well & Pump.

We’d also like to thank all our donators of raffle prizes, special volunteers from Old Second—Heidi, Jenny and Margie; Paul Ross and Jay Bruhl for electric and stage, Back Country Roads for entertaining us, Colonial Ice Cream, Roger Kahl and S&N Fireworks for our awesome display.

On Sunday we had our 175th Township anniversary. We’d like to thank our township trustees: Dan Kahl, Dan Koebele, Glenn Fuchs, Vern Long and Rep. Bob Pritchard for cooking our lunch, Sam’s Club for the cake and Hill’s Country Store for the ice cream.

Thank you, Kaneville Historical Society, for the cemetery walk which wouldn’t be possible without Mary Beth Ressler’s research and writing of scripts, and Lynette Werdin’s guidance. Also our re-enactors, Denny Niceley, Frank Kneller, Sean Flamand, Dave Sigmund, Pastor Mark Harkness, Jeanette Wampach, Carol Alfrey, Myra Ottoson, Karen Heinberg, Melanie Henne, Eric Ryan, Steve Downen, and Ted and Norraine Phelps. Amy Weiland Photography for our township photo. Our committee—Sandi Weiss, Pat Hill, Cathy Kovach, Margie Jordan, Kim Wendling and our families. And any of those helpers I haven’t named, thank you for making this year’s Fest possible.

Karen Flamand
Kaneville Fest Committee

Planning begins for KanevilleFest

Plans already under way for August KanevilleFest
by Susan O’Neill
Kaneville—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 • 7 p.m.
in the village office

Letter: Thank you for supporting Kaneville Fest

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, Paisano’s Pizza, Strang Inc., Ross Electric, JRG Construction Co., Michael J. Greenan CPA, Dan Isham, Diedre Withey, Al Withey, Linear Kinetics, Workin’ 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 Bank’s Margie Jordan, Thunderbolt Roofing, Dunteman Turf Farm, Olson Chiropractic, Law firm of Myler, Ruddy & McTavish, Kaneville Veterinarian Service, Rich’s Auto Service, Elburn Herald, Kane Co. Chronicle, Kane Co. Sheriff, Kaneville Fire Dept., Bright Cleaners, Elmhurst Chicago Stone, Hughes Creek Golf Club, Sam’s Club, Jewel Food Store Sugar Grove, American Bank & Trust, Behm Plumbing, Midwest Quick Lube, Fisherman’s Inn, Elburn Car Wash, JT Nails, Gordon’s Food Service, Hill’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