To the Editor:
Despite the rain, the second annual Somonauk Hometown Harvest was held and was a success.
We would like to take time to thank the following:
• Jerry Shaw, who organized the first Truck/Tractor Show. Even though it rained, there were 12 trucks, three tractors and one car in attendance;
• Julie Hart-Fischer, director of the Somonauk Public Library, presented 11 local athors in the Village Hall meeting room, where they displayed their books and were available for questions as well as autographs;
• Harvest Chapel for sending volunteers to help and offering a bounce house but was canceled due to the rain;
• Officer Rominski for offering to bring his K-9 dog, which was canceled due to the rain;
• The FFA and National Honor Society for helping with the donut-eating contest and roasting the s’mores as well as Bakers Basket for donating the donuts and the YMCA suppling the s’mores;
• The Somonauk Fire Department hosted an open house with an obstacle course and pumpkin painting.
Thank you to all the vendors who took advantage of the event and set up in the Police Department.
A big thank you goes out to the businesses that sponsored the day – Community Disposal, Huber Plumbing and Heating Partners and CAW Automotive.
The following are the lucky winners of the goodie baskets: Fox Valley YMCA – Karen Taylor; Somonauk Fire Department – Cindy Kottke; Somonauk Public Library – Nicole Rankin, Village of Somonauk – Bevin Wold, Heartland Bank – Becky Morphey, Resource Bank – Judy Weiss. The 50/50 raffle was won by Brad Eade.
The committee was able to donate $500 to the Somonauk Lions Club for their mission. Last year’s recipient was the Olmstead Museum.
The committee has already started work on next year’s event to make it bigger and better. It is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2018.
Hometown Harvest Committee