Junior Achievement Day
The City of Spring Valley recognizes Junior Achievement of the Heartland’s purpose to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Their contribution equips our young people to become the next generation of productive employees and self-sufficient citizens to
“Rules of the Road Review” course for all citizens in the Illinois Valley area. The course is from 9:30 -11:30am. It is a free program and the purpose of the course is to help participants pass the Illinois driver’s license renewal examination. The course prepares applicants for the general written and road examinations, and also provides information on the vision screening. Call the library at (815)663-4741 to register or stop by the library at 215 E. Cleveland Street, Spring Valley.
Spring Valley Boosters
Annual Father Daughter Dance
7 - 9 p.m., JFK School Gym
Tickets $25 a couple + $5 extra princess
Wrist corsage, photo & snacks included.
Details at REGISTRATION
The 7th Annual Spring Luncheon and Trunk Show
April 12th at Celebrations 150, LaSalle beginning at 1:00 p. m.
Sponsored By St. Margaret’s Foundation
Holly Pinter with Trinkets and Treats;
Laura Smith of LeSmith’s Design Room
Cindy Dalzot representing Tastefully Simple
Frank Kobilsek of Kobilsek’s Wood Turning
Sara Reichl, Gloria Dixon and Phyllis Bender of Fun Fashions
Gina Milus Baker with 31 Bags
Pat English Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mary Clare Kleinfelter – Scentsy
Nelena Andreoni of 22 Soap Company
Tara Keeling & Jennifer Alvey of Pro Muscle Care, Peru who will be giving chair massages.
Yoli – The Better Body System – Mechelle Janz and Kim Kurtenbach Furness
Lynette Forsa of Designs by Lynette
St. Margaret’s Gift Shop.
It’s that special time of year to welcome Spring as you shop unique accessories for you and your home from our vendors. Event price remains at $15 includes lunch and refreshments. The lunch menu includes:
Soups, Salads, Sandwich, Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, and Champagne! Our dessert this year is a Chocolate Bar! An array of decadent chocolate desserts – including cake, cupcakes, truffles, double chocolate cookies, turtle brownies, cheesecake, and oh so much more!
Reservations are necessary and tickets must be purchased by April 7th. Tickets are available for purchase at Hy-Vee Grocery Store and Hackman Insurance in Peru, Tri-City Frock Shoppe and Studio 718 in LaSalle.Spring Valley City Bank and St. Margaret’s Gift Shop. Payroll deduct and credit card payment is available at the Gift Shop and at the event. Get a group together and enjoy a lovely afternoon and benefit the good works of St. Margaret’s Foundation and our wonderful vendors.
The Life of Anne Frank will be presented at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library at 6:00pm.
Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present this story of a young girl of faith, hope, relentless spirit, and wisdom beyond her years in the meeting room of the library.
This is a free program that is open to the public.
Ladd’s 125th Committee
Laughing with Style
Ladd Grade School’s gymnasium* (232 E. Cleveland St.) at 7 pm to listen as professional comedian Tracy DeGraaf, author of Laugh Anyway Mom brings humor to the everyday trials and tribulations of life as a woman, wife and mother of five boys!
Get your tickets at:
Ladd Village Hall
Special Effects Beauty Salon
or call Sandy Galetti -
$15 per ticket (815 894-2954)
Details at LAUGHTER
Spring Valley United Church of Christ
227 E. Erie Street
$7 per person; $4 child's portion;
Details at SPAGHETTI
“Portly Promenade” will follow the third annual Habit for Health 10K race
The event, organized by St. Margaret’s Foundation, seeks runners, spectators and those whose favorite sport is eating.
The progressive lunch and card game will feature five Spring Valley-area restaurants, which will offer guests a free small order of a menu item they want to promote. The “Promenaders” will have the option at some locations to “Portly-size” their serving for a nominal price.
Foundation volunteers at each location will give each participant a playing card, and the best hand at the end will win a cash prize.
Participants will receive a T-shirt, a gift bag, a lunch and a chance to win. They may run, walk, drive, bike or skip to the host restaurants. The event is not a race.
For more information, watch www.aboutsmh.org or call Frank at (815) 664-7268.
SV Walleye Club Meeting
7 p.m. at the Spring Valley Boat Club
Sandi Sylver, ventriloquist, will return to the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library starting at 6:00pm in the children's library.
The title of the performance is "Stories, Music, and a Ventriloquist Puppet Palooza!"
Sandi taught herself ro be a ventriloquist by reading a library book about ventriloquism. Then she practiced alot and "Voila!" a career was born.
This event is free and open to everyone that would like to attend a very entertaining program.
Spring Valley Clean Up Day
Sponsored by SV Boosters
9 a.m. - Noon
Sign-up at Kirby Park
Garbage Bags, security vests
& plastic gloves provided.
Individuals, families, businesses,
& organizations invited to participate..
Closed during January & February except by Appointment
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