Village raises funds for fireworks
by Susan O’Neill
The fundraising for the Kaneville Fest fireworks never stops. As soon as enough money is raised for this year’s display, event organizers begin working on the following year’s show.
The money donated by sponsors listed on T-shirts commemorating Kaneville Township’s 175th anniversary will help defray the costs. Pre-orders are being taken at Hill’s Country Store on Harter and Main Street roads for the shirts, which come in both children’s and adult’s sizes. A successful 5-B’s pork chop drive-through dinner event this spring helped pay for the show, and money raised through the sale of raffle tickets will also help with expenses.
“There are plenty of raffles and prizes to win,” Hill’s Country Store owner Pat Hill said.
Tickets are on sale at Hill’s purple store on Harter and Main Street roads in Kaneville now through Kaneville Fest, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, to Sunday, Aug. 28. The variety of prizes includes four Cubs tickets.
The fireworks display will once again be done by Maple Park resident and S&N Display Fireworks employee Roger Kahl. This will be the third year in a row that Kahl has presented the show.
“He has a fair price and does a great job,” Hill said. “He puts on a great show.”
Back Country Roads will play onstage behind the Kaneville Township Community Center on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m., with the fireworks scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The fireworks will last about 20 minutes, with the band playing for another hour after that, Hill said.
Another 5-B’s pork chop and chicken dinner at the end of September gets the ball rolling for next year’s event.