Planning begins for KanevilleFest

By on March 5, 2010

Plans already under way for August KanevilleFest
by Susan O’Neill
Kaneville—After last year’s successful event, planners Karen Flamand, Sandy Weiss, Kim Wendling, Paul Ross, Margie Jordan and Cathy Kovach met Feb. 25 to brainstorm ideas for this year’s festivities.

Possibilities for additional activities include Bingo on both days, more games for the children, a bouncy tent, a petting zoo, touch-a-tractor or truck activity, firemen vs. children obstacle course, a dunk tank, local musical talent, bomb squad and drug dog demonstrations.

Activities for Saturday will include volleyball and bags, and softball will take place on Sunday. The two-day library book sale on Friday and Saturday will be preceded by a pre-sale on Thursday, and neighbors are welcome to hold garage sales to coincide with the events.

Planners have reserved the band Back Country Roads for Saturday’s entertainment. A fireworks show also will take place again on Saturday night.

Mike Harnack agreed to hold the car show again on Sunday, but rather than a village-wide picnic, fest-goers can rely on food vendors such as Food for Thought, Hill’s Country Store and others.

Members of the planning group said they would try to spread the jobs around to more volunteers this year, to give everyone a chance to enjoy a part of the weekend. The next planning meeting is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the village office. Ideas and offers to help are welcome.


Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 28-29
The next planning meeting:
Thursday, March 25 • 7 p.m.
in the village office