Village Calendar

Village Events

Village Events Highlights

Easter Egg Hunt

Around Easter, the Village holds an Egg Hunt at no cost to participants.  The Village has cancelled the April 4, 2020 Easter Egg Hunt due to the outbreak of the COV-19.  



Village Wide Garage Sales

Twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Lots of goodies and deals to be found.  The Spring Village Wide Garage Sales were scheduled for May 1st and May 2nd of 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are anticipating that the Fall Village Wide Garage Sales that are scheduled for October 2nd and October 3rd of 2020 would go on as planned but we are awaiting to make that decision in the upcoming months.   Advertised at a 7 am start time.



Village Clean-up

Twice a year, the village sponsors a free clean-up for each household in the village. These coincide with the Village Garage Sales to help dispose of items which are no longer desired. Specific items have certain requirements. Please read your Village Bulletin or call the village office for rules and information.    The May 2020 pickup has been cancelled due to the COVID-19.  No news on the Fall pickup at this time.   With that being said, we do offer a dump truck that can be utilized with departing with your lost treasures although this comes at a cost, we will have to bill you for the truck rental of $25.00 and the costs of dumping.  Contact the Public Works department to schedule the truck to be delivered to you 217-529-8576. 


Southern View Picnic

 The Village Picnic will be on June 27, 2020 at the Martin Pavilion.  The Village will provide sloppy joes, chips and water.  We ask residents to bring a covered dish or dessert to share with your neighbors.  The picnic starts at 1:00 pm and will end at 4:00 pm.  



National Night Out (NNO) & Cops N Bobbers

In conjunction with the National Night Out, Southern View holds it's own Neighborhood Watch event. First Responders are on hand to visit and talk about the job they do.  This year the National Night Out and Cops N Bobbers will be on Tuesday August 4, 2020.   Cops n Bobbers start at 4 pm at the pond.  National Night Out will be at the Martin Pavilion starting at 6:00 pm with dinner being served.


Village Neighborhood Watch

The Village Neighborhood Watch gets together once a quarter. Guest Speakers, information on local happenings and getting to know your neighbors are a big part of each meeting.


House Decoration

At Halloween time, we have a 'scariest home' contest. 

For Christmas, there is a "Griswold" contest.


Both events have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 



Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2020 will be the Southern View "trunk or treat," held in the village park.  More details to come as the date gets closer.



Veterans Day Banquet

Veterans Day is a day to thank our Veterans for their sacrifices. Southern View sponsors a reception for our local Veterans to get together and swap stories. We have hosted breakfasts, luncheons,  and dinners in celebration of our local veterans. 


Cookies with Santa

December 11, 2020 Santa will be visiting the Village Hall.  We anticipate Santa will be bringing an elf with him to read a story to all the children while Santa hears their Christmas wishes.  More details to come as the date gets closer.



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