Hello everyone,

We had over 50 people in attendance for our first meeting that was held on August 17th, 2022!

Various topics were discussed amongst attendees.

Short Term Goals (Within the next year)
Fundraising
• Sell cinnamon rolls at Harvest Fest
• Euchre/Poker tournaments
• Bocce Ball/Bags/Horseshoe tournaments
• Frolf (Frisbee golf or disc golf) tournament
• Vegas Night/Trivia Night

Events (Make them traditional)
• Harvest Fest – Scarecrow decorating for businesses, pet parade at the end of the costume parade, pumpkin decorating, and bags tournament
• First Friday, Second Saturday, and so forth (however the group chooses and be consistent)
• Sweet Stroll in February- Valentine’s Day theme
• Christmas in July parade – decorated floats/UTVs
• Lighted Christmas parade before Christmas
• St Patrick’s Day Parade (opposite day from surrounding towns)

Long Term Goals (Revitalize Oglesby)
• Flowers/plants along Walnut Street
• Memorial benches
• Flags on poles to match seasons or holidays
• Enhance canoe landing map (quick and affordable to add a QR code linked to the business directory)
• Large Oglesby letters
• Abstract art made of metal or cement statues for some intersections/corners Totem poles to Starved Rock
• Update the light fixtures

Next meeting

Wednesday 9/21/2022 – Oglesby Elk’s
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00pm and
meeting at 7:00pm

Agenda to be posted in a reminder email a week before the meeting.