The END of COVID means EVENTS are back!!
We can all admit the last few years have been rough, especially with COVID-19. It has been announced that COVID is classified as an endemic not a pandemic, what that means is that it is now considered flu-like. With that official announcement, we are thrilled that we can bring back the events for the Village.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 1, 2023 Easter at the Park Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 am & Take a Plant Enjoy the outdoors? Enjoy plants or gardening? Let's celebrate Earth Day by giving back to mother nature! Planting Station: This activity is for adults and children to pick a flower, vegetable or strawberry seed. Learn how to plant the seed and the at-home care needed for your plant to thrive. Please bring a container or pot to use. Soil, seeds and instructions will be supplied. Donations of any gardening supplies are always appreciated.
Village Wide Garage Sales
The Village will hold their annual Garage Sale starting on Friday May 5th - May 6th, 2023
Right now the Village is discussing the Spring Pick up. The Village will be discussing the Junk Pick Up on March 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
The Spring Junk Pick Up was addressed at the March 28, 2023 meeting and the Board voted to have the Pick Up. The Public Works Department will begin picking up YOUR unwanted treasures on May 8, 2023. Please be respectful of this service offered solely to Village residents. Do not invite non residents to bring their unwanted treasures in for the Village Pick up. Public Works will only pick up once at your residence. Please ensure that all items are out on Monday, May 8th for pickup. A New Rule: limit of two (2) toilets per household will be picked up and they must be busted up and boxed for Public Works.
Safety guidelines are as follows:
All items must be in either a bag, box, carton, or some type of container.
If the “pickers” go through your items and scatter them across your yard or ditch it is your responsibility to pick up these items and place them back in a container for our crew to remove them. Our crew will not pick up household garbage, feces, electronics, appliances, paints, tires, and landscape wastes just to name a few. A complete list is at the office of unacceptable items given to us by the Sangamon Valley Landfill. If any of these items are in your pile, they will be left by Public Works and you will need to dispose of them yourself. An example of unacceptable items are waste oil, tires, batteries, yard/landscape waste, appliances, electronics, televisions, fluorescent light bulbs, septic tank waste, bulk liquids, paint, medical/hospital waste, flammable or volatile substances, explosives/ammunition, regulated infectious waste, hazardous wastes, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), radioactive materials just to name a few.
The Village will pick up mattresses and box springs if they are in a Village approved bag. The Village sells the bags for $10.00 each. Only one item per bag. Call the Village Hall at 217-529-3352 to arrange a time to pick up a bag. Cash or checks only. Please have your items ready and remember that if you have a mattress they need to be in seperate bags for the crew to be picked up. You can purchase the bags with tape from the Village for $10.00 each.
Southern View Spring Picnic
Let's swing into Spring at our Southern View Park!
Bring a dish to share and meet some neighbors
May 20, 2023
Cops N Bobbers
June 17, 2023 All age children are welcome to join the Southern View Police Officers for a day of fishing in our pond at the Southern View Park. The Cops and Kids Foundation created this program “to connect police officers and the youth of their communities” “Officers work side by side with kids, helping them bait, cast, hook and release fish all while bonding and learning that they are not so different from each other after all.” “Fishing teaches patience, ingenuity, preparation and humility. This is a great way for the kids of the village to meet our officers and fish. The Village will provide everything necessary to fish, just bring yourself for a fun afternoon at the park.
National Night Out (NNO)
The Village will hold National Night Out on August 1, 2023. National Night Out is a yearly tradition to encourage camaraderie of community and police to ensure a caring & safe village for Southern View. Visit the official National Night Out website www.natw.org to learn more! The children are encouraged to bring their bicycle for a "wash" & decoration contest along with bicycle safety obstacle course and information. Fire station #2 will be visiting with their fire truck and equipment. Southern View Police will be handing out useful information and fingerprinting kits for the children. More details to come.
Fall Village Wide Garage Sales
The Village will hold their fall annual Garage Sale starting on
Friday October 6th - October 7th, 2023
There will be no junk pick up for the fall of 2023.
Residents are responsible for removing any debris from the garage sales.
Village Neighborhood Watch
The Village Neighborhood Watch gets together a few times a year. Guest Speakers, information on local happenings and getting to know your neighbors are a big part of each meeting. Each meeting is conducted at the Southern View Municipal Building.
October 21, 2023 Neighborhood Watch Weiner Roast 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
hotdogs, smores, hot chocolate
November 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - Self Defense
January 16, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - Disaster Preparedness
February 20, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - TBD
Trunk or Treat
October 28, 2023 Trunk or Treat at the Village Park
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christmas Lights Holiday Contest
For Christmas, there is a most traditional, most unique and the "griswold" award
Deadline for the contest is December 20, 2023
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. The Village is very excited about doing something GRAND this year to show our appreciation for the veterans sacrifices and those of their families. As always, if you have not done so already, call 217-529-3352 or email email@example.com your name, address, branch of service and years served so that we may honor you for all you have sacrificed in serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Cookies with Santa
December 17, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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