Pictures of Spring valley Events and People

MARCH 2015

SVFD Volunteers

The Spring Valley Fire Department is currently taking applications for firefighters. Please contact  Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus at 815.664.5160 or stop at the station on a Tuesday night.

Beginning February 2nd

Registration accepted for the 

IL River Walleye Classic

March 28-29, 2015

Details at FLYER



March 2nd

St. Margaret’s support group for persons affected by Parkinson’s disease will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.  Family and friends are invited to attend.  This month’s meeting will feature speaker Craig Casteneda from St. Margaret’s Physical Therapy department.

The support group offers emotional support, socialization and an opportunity to share information with others who are affected by Parkinson’s Disease. 

The group meets regularly every first Monday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.  Free Valet Parking is provided, and wheelchairs are available in the hospital.  For more information, please contact St. Margaret’s at (815) 664-5311.


March 5th

 Cherry “Monthly Pie & Coffee Retiree Social Hour”  

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Food, Fun, Fellowship! 

Featuring the Templeton Family Band
Do something a little bit Great and bring someone!

See PIE for details

March 5th

“Visions,” a support group for anyone with any type of visual problem, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room.

“Visions” meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.  For more information, call (815) 664-1440.

March 7th

March 12th is National Girl Scout Day.  To celebrate on Saturday, March 7, 2015 any Girl Scout in UNIFORM will get a FREE 5x7 portrait at Valley Photo portrait studio, no appointment necessary!  Times are from 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm.

Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, stop in for your FREE Photo!


March 7th

SVFD Smoker

Tickets $15 - includes family style chicken, soda, beer & entertainment.

Spring Valley Boat Club.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Gun Raffle by Mean Metal Guns

Details at SMOKER


March 7th

Vendor's Show

Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse

225 E. St. Paul

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit Hall Twp. Food Pantry


March 8th

Last Honky Tonk Music Series

w/Brigitte London & Craig Gerdes

Uncle Stewy's Roadhouse

8 p.m.

225 E. St. Paul Street


March 12th

Free Concert

US Army Field Band - "The Volunteers"

Spring Valley JFK School

7 p.m.

Advanced tickets required

Available for pick up at SV City Hall; JFK School; HyVee in Peru; Ottawa City Hall and Princeton City Hall


March 14th

Echo Bluff Park

Nature's Corner Club

2nd Saturday of every month

"Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?"

10 a.m. - Noon

Deatils at NATURE and MAPLE

March 20th - April 2nd

Swing Into Spring!

St. Margaret’s Gift Shop invites you to shop our Easter & Spring finest at our Swing into Spring Sale Event beginning March 20th at 9:00 a.m.

Beautiful Spring Mayoral of Spain for children is arriving daily and will be 30% off  beginning March 20th .  Toys, books and plush to fill those Easter baskets will be 20% off. 

Sign up to win a beautiful Easter basket, no purchase necessary drawing April 2nd.

March 20th - 21st

29th Annual Cabela's MWC Fishing Tournament

Spring Valley Boat Club on the IL River

Weigh-In & Awards Saturday

Beginning after 2 p.m.


March 27th - 28th


Fri., March 27th from Noon to 4:00 pm
Sat., March 28th from 9:00 am - 1:00

Nativity of Our Lord Parish
510 Richard A Mautino Dr.
Everyone is invited to attend.

The cost of the pies range from $10 to $12.
Cream Puffs and other baked items will also be available.


March 27th - 29th

Illinois River Walleye Classic

Barto Landing on the IL River

For registration information visit:


March 28th

Lori's Walleye Run

29th Year!

Check-In 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Hall High School

$20 Advanced Registration

$25 Day of the Race

Details at RUN

March 28th

Easter Egg Hunt

11 a.m. - Noon

Downtown Mini-Park

SVHA Museum

Open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

or by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on


We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays

APRIL 2015

April 2nd

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


April 5th

Happy Easter!

April 10th

“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.

April 11th

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.



April 12th

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


Vendors include:

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.

April 16th

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.

April 17th

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

April 18th

Spaghetti Dinner

Spring Valley United Church of Christ

227 E. Erie Street

4-7 p.m.

$7 per person; $4 child's portion;

Preschoolers Free

Details at SPAGHETTI


April 18th

“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 or call Frank at (815) 664-7268.

April 21st

SV Walleye Club Meeting

7 p.m. at the Spring Valley Boat Club

April 23rd

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.


April 25th

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..


SVHA Museum

Closed during January & February except by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on


We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays

MAY 2015

May 10th

Happy Mother's Day!


American Legion Memorial Day Services, 2 p.m. Valley Memorial Park, 13312 IL Hwy. 89, Spring Valley

Farmers Market Registration

(Starting time in June depends upon crop availability.)

Home Grown & Home Made Food & Products

Heart Land Bank & Trust parking lot

100 E. Dakota Street

(weather permitting)

Wednesdays, 4 - 6 p.m.

To participate call: 815.303.4327



SVHA Museum

Closed during January & February except by Appointment

Call: 815.830.4303

201 W. St. Paul Street

Coal Mining, Businesses, & More

To become a member click on


We are looking for your familiy histories. Please share a copy with us!

CLOSED December 27th for the Holidays



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Spring Valley, IL 61362

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