July 4th Parade in Sauganash
Historically, the SPCA has partnered with the SCA on the annual picnic-in-the-park event to celebrate the 4th of July.
Due to the lingering effects of Covid-19, the party in the park event WILL NOT happen this year.
But, the SCA is still organizing a parade. And they have invited all members of Sauganash Park to share in this event on Sunday, July 4th.
The SPCA will be marching in the parade with our banner. Neighborhood children and interested parties are welcome to march alongside us. Decorating bicycles is suggested and encouraged.
We will send another email with the exact start-time and parade route as the event gets near.
We thank our neighbors from Sauganash for including us in this event and hope to join them in the park again next year.
SPCA Summer Kickoff Event on July 10th
The SPCA is planning a fun summer event to begin our new membership cycle. Details about the event will be relayed as it gets closer. But I can promise you that there will be food, friends, and community at this event.
In the meantime, save the date: Saturday, July 10th.
Praying Mantis Egg Delivery Begins This Week
Egg distributions will begin this week. Everyone who signed up for praying mantis egg distribution should expect to receive their eggs in the next two weeks. They are headed your way!
Thank you for being a part of our community!
We try to avoid calling for private snow plows. The service causes a lot of frustrations for our neighbors and depletes our treasury. Due to record snowfall, however, we have once again called for private snow plows. They should arrive in Sauganash Park by 10 AM to clear the center of our streets.
NO End-to-End Clearance
We are NOT asking our neighbors to coordinate the movements of their cars. This is because we are not plowing the streets end-to-end this time. The plows will simply come through our neighborhood and clear the center of our roads. We hope that this allows residents and service providers to freely enter and exit our neighborhood.
The SPCA and The Economics of Snow Plowing
The SPCA Board is a group of neighborhood volunteers. We work to make our neighborhood a better place, and we do so because we care. Sometimes we fail to meet the expectations of our neighbors. That is ok. We invite these neighbors to volunteer as well if they feel that they can help us improve.
We are charged hourly by the plow company. Last time we called we were charged for 25.5 hours. They charge us a rate of $225 an hour. So the last snow plowing job cost our association nearly $6000. That’s the amount in membership dues that we receive from 200 households!
Our funds are provided by our members. There are around 750 homes in Sauganash Park. Just over 200 of these homes have joined our association during 2020-2021. Barely a quarter of the families in Sauganash Park are dues-paying members. Our membership cycle runs from July 1st to June 30th. Please consider joining for 2020-2021 if you haven’t already.
Remember that we are all neighbors. If you see a neighbor struggling in this weather, and you have the energy to help, please do. We are in this together. We will get through this together.
Calling private snow plows to clear our streets is a heavy expense, so we try to only call when necessary. Today, it appears to be necessary. We have already called for snow plows. They are headed to Sauganash Park immediately to clear the center of our streets.
End-to-End Street Clearance
Initially, the snow plows will clear the center of our roads so that cars can enter and exit our neighborhood. They will return tonight to plow our streets end-to-end.
The streets running east and west (Glenlake, Granville, Rosemont) will be cleared from midnight till 8 AM. Please remove your cars from those streets overnight. This will allow the plows to clear from end-to-end, so that we may easily park on the street once again.
The streets running north and south (Keystone, Karlov, Kedvale, etc.) will be cleared from 8 AM tomorrow morning until noon. Please remove your cars from these streets at those times so that the streets can be plowed from end-to-end.
Please help us by notifying your neighbors who may not receive our emails about these plans.
Our neighborhood looked better than ever.
Here are the winners of our contest:
The 2020 Sauganash Park Community Association General Meeting will be held on October 20th at 7 PM via ZOOM.
Alderman Nugent is expected to speak.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 9298 2583
Or Join by Phone: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 894 9298 2583
The Sounds newspaper is accepting “Grad Ads” for Saturday’s issue (June 20th) if you provide the photo and the message by 5:00 PM tomorrow (June 16th).
You may have seen the Grad Ads in the June 6th issue of The Sounds and wished you had placed one for your grad. Now you have the opportunity if you act fast.
Several families from Sauganash Park are placing ads for their grads. Join in the fun.
Grad Ads are 3” x 6” and include a photo of your grad. Cap and gown optional. The text includes the grad’s name, a congratulatory message, where they are graduating from and, optionally, where they are headed. The ads generally end with “Love”, “With love”, “All our love” from the family (Dad, mom, sisters, brothers).
If you’re interested, send a photo and your message to [email protected] . The cost of a grad ad is $22 and you pay online on The Sounds website on the donation page. Select the graduation ad option.
Our friend, State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-08), is hosting an art contest for students in grades 6-12. The theme is COMMUNITY. Winning art pieces will be displayed in the Senator’s offices in Chicago and Springfield. Group entries are welcome. Click here for the complete rules and instructions to enter.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Alderman Samantha Nugent (39th Ward)
Senator Ram Villivalam (8th District)
Plus, meet our new neighbors from the
Sacred Learning Center Mosque on Devon Avenue
(Dues may be paid at the door | Or PayPal)
Refreshments will be provided!
Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday. The parade through Sauganash begins at 9:30 and follows this route.
After the parade we will meet at the park for a celebration. The SPCA will provide hot dogs and the SCA will provide free beer. There will also be music and bounce houses for the kids as well as organized games. How can you beat that?