July 4th Parade in Sauganash
The permit for the annual 4th of July parade through Sauganash has been approved. That means that this event WILL BE happening this year.
Our friends from the SCA have invited us to march in the parade. I will be there with some other SPCA board members. We will have our banner. You are welcome to march with us. We think it would be a lot of fun for children. And it’s a great day to decorate bicycles with patriotic trimmings.
Don’t feel like marching? Come and watch!
The parade will begin at Thorndale and Kostner at 9:30 AM. The parade will follow its traditional route (shown below). However, the flag raising ceremony WILL NOT take place after the parade. Instead the parade will disperse near Ionia and Kostner. The flag raising ceremony will be held with a smaller group at a separate time.
SPCA Summer Kickoff Event on July 10th
The SPCA is planning a Summer Kickoff Event for Saturday, July 10th from 11:00 – 3:00 PM. We have requested permits to close Glenlake between Kedvale and Keeler. We invite all our neighbors to celebrate the start of summer with us.
This event is sponsored by the SPCA and our friend Congressman Quigley, who will be at the event visiting with our neighbors at 1 PM. Alderman Nugent is also expected to attend. Here is what the agenda looks like currently:
11:00 – Start Time
12:00 – 1:30 – Face-painting
1:00 – Congressman Quigley visits
1:30 – 3:00 – Ballon Artist
3:00 – End Time
We will have games and food for all our neighbors. The event will also feature impromptu performances from a kilted bagpiper with the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band. So that should be a lot of fun.
The event is FREE FOR MEMBERS. We encourage a $10 donation from guest families.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us cook hotdogs, popcorn, and cleanup. If you’d be willing to pitch in and help your neighbors, sign up here. We could use you!
Praying Mantis Egg Delivery Has Concluded
The praying mantis eggs have been delivered. If you signed up for praying mantis egg delivery and were a dues-paying SPCA member for the 2020-2021 cycle, you should have received your praying mantis eggs. If you didn’t receive them, contact us now.
Also, as a reminder, don’t let them hatch in your house! I’ve heard some stories…
New SPCA Membership Cycle Begins July 1st
The SPCA membership cycle runs from July 1st until June 30th. Our new membership cycle begins next month. We will have membership booths at both of these events. You are welcome to pay your dues in person. You should also receive a mailing from us by the start of next month. We hope that you decide to join or renew your SPCA membership for the 2021-2022 cycle.
Thank you for being a part of our community!