Westmont Community news



Barnyard Bingo is back

Barnyard Bingo, Cow Chip Bingo, Bovine Bingo, whatever you may have heard it called it is a lot of fun. Help support the Gregg House Museum this July Fourth by purchasing a deed for $5. You may win up to $200 if you have the lucky box!

Barnyard Bingo is a game that pits your luck against the gastronomical actions of a cow and other farm animals. In an area containing a bingo grid and a roaming cow or goat, you guess where the animal will do “what comes naturally.” If it plops in your square – you win cash! Proceeds from the game will go to the Westmont Historical Society.

Last year the Westmont Historical Society raised about $1100.  The William L. Gregg House, built in 1872, was home to the Excelsior Brick manufacturing Company and produced bricks to rebuild the city after the Great Chicago Fire. It is open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-3pm and is located at 115 S. Linden Ave. in Westmont.

Deeds may be purchased at the Westmont Park District or Gregg House Museum for $5. Any deeds not pre-sold will be available for purchase on July 4th before the game begins. Winner does not need to be present to win!  Get your deeds now, and mark your calendars for July 4 to participate in this great fundraising event. We begin at 5:30 pm at Ty Warner Park in Westmont. For details or to be a judge, call 630-969-8080 x104!

Business hosts fundraisers for Sister City Program, Richmond Gardens

“I have had my business in Westmont since 1998,” said Mani Ittyavira, owner of the BP gas station at 55th Street and Wilmette. “We’ve been very successful and Westmont has always been good to us, so we want to give back to the community.”

During the month of July , BP Gas Station at 55th Street and Richmond will donate 1 cent for every gallon of gas sold to local fundraisers. The new Sister City Program and the Richmond Education Gardens Project will split the proceeds.   Look for additional promotion for this fundraiser prior to the event.

Township holding electronics recycling program

Downers Grove Township Electronics Recycling Program 8 a.m to noon at their Highway Department Facility at 318 E. Quincy Street in Westmont. The program will be held on the third Saturday of each month, unless that date falls on a holiday. There are a few program changes including a charge for TVs. AVA Recycling will be the new recycling vendor. For more info go to AVArecycling.com or call 847-397-2900.

Kid’s Safety Preparedness Camp

The Westmont Fire and Police Departments will be hosting the 2017 Kid’s Safety Preparedness Camp, Tuesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

The camp provides an opportunity for 8, 9 and 10 year old children to spend time with their local heroes and learn much more than just the usual safety lessons.  Applicants must live or attend school within the Village of Westmont or participate in a Westmont-based Cub Scout or Brownie Troop.

For further information, please contact Chris Hardy, Westmont Fire Department, at 630-981-6400 or email chardy@westmont.il.gov.



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