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Village Hall Holiday Hours
Closed Thursday, November 28th
and
Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving

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Countryside Fire District Fire Safety Reminder

As we all look forward to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend please keep in mind to: Watch What You Heat! Keep a safe zone for children and never hold a child while cooking. Wear short, close fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Keep anything that can catch fire — paper towels, oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels and curtains — away from your stove top. Turn pot handles away from edge and have a lid nearby to cover overheated food. Never use water on a grease fire. If a fire flare's up in the oven or microwave, keep the door shut and turn off the heat. When in doubt call it out 911. Practice fire safety every day and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Saturday with St. Nick
Sat., Dec. 7
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church & Preschool
595 N. Deerpath Drive, VH
 Songs, crafts, snacks and St. Nick!
Great for photos!
Free event - all are welcome!


 
Vernon Hills Police Support Toys For Tots

From now until December 9, the Vernon Hills Police Department will again be a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.  Last year, we collected enough toys to fill fifteen boxes.  We’d like to repeat that again this year – or beat it. 
All kinds of toys can be donated.  Some ideas for older children include sporting equipment/bags/balls, books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.
The Toys for Tots program accepts new, unwrapped items.  Realistic looking weapons or gifts with food will not be accepted.  If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
Donations can be dropped off at the following drop box locations:

  • Vernon Hills Police Department, 740 Lakeview Parkway, 24 hours-a-day  
  • Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Vernon Hills Public Works, 490 Greenleaf Drive, Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm 

“We hope everyone joins us in making the holidays happy for children who might otherwise receive nothing,” said Patrick L. Kreis, Chief of Police.   "It would be great if we had to empty the box every single day.”
Anyone with questions should call the Vernon Hills Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (847) 247-4889

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VHHS Fine Arts Department presents.. 19th Annual Holiday Concert
Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
in the VHHS Auditorium
Tickets are $4 students $5 adults at the door.

 Tickets are on sale now online

VHFA presents the 19th Annual Holiday Concert featuring all Choirs and the Symphony Orchestra      
50% of all ticket proceeds will be donated to the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Non-perishable food and cash donations will be collected at the door.
The Choirs and Symphony Orchestra will present holiday favorites such as I'll Be Home for Christmas, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, S'Vivon, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sleigh Ride, and Christmas Festival (medley including Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and more)! Composers featured include Betty Bertaux, Leroy Anderson, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Daniel Brewbaker, and Michael Haydn.  Finally, each concert will conclude with the Hallelujah Chorus by Handel, and all community members and alumni are invited to sing along. There is a 100% chance of snow and holiday cheer!  Stacey Kruczek is the Publicity Chairperson for Vernon Hills High School CAST - Cougar Arts Support Team. 
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Your American Legion Post 1247 will be hosting Bingo at the Vernon Hills Municipal Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Drive, on the first Thursday of every month. Put December 5th on your calendar now!

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