Beautification Committee

Close up view of pretty pink flowers in a resident’s front yard

Overview

Also known as the Aesthetic Committee, this Committee was established in 1985 with the goal of beautifying our village. The core committee is composed of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers from our village residents and employees. Our first goal was to erect planter boxes and decorations on the Grand Avenue Bridge. From there we established an annual Village Planting Day.

April 27th is Arbor Day

Every year on Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, the Beautification Committee hosts a tree planting ceremony in town. We invite sixth grade students from each school, a school band, and a distinguished speaker to the ceremony. We also host a bird house decorating contest.

This year's ceremony will be:

  • Friday, April 27th
  • 10:00 AM
  • Rhodes School
  • 8931 W. Fullerton

This year we will be planting three new trees around the new playground at Rhodes School to provide shade and to keep our town looking beautiful.

Mayor Guerin and Planting Day volunteers standing together outside Village Hall

May 19th is Village Planting Day

Held each year in May, Village Planting Day offers residents the opportunity to come out and plant flowers not only at the Grand Avenue bridge but also other planter boxes we built along Grand Avenue, the Gazebo, our Village Hall complex, and our Veterans Memorials in front of the Police Station. This committee relies on donations to continue our efforts through an annual solicitation envelope that goes out with the June water bill to our residents, grants that may be available, and fund raisers.

All residents are welcome to attend! Volunteers will meet at Village Hall at 9:00 AM first before coordinating where to go and what to plant. All necessary hand tools, gloves, potting mix and flowers will be supplied by the Village.

July 22nd is the Garden Walk

Are you an avid gardener or just a weekend warrior? Whether you prefer flower, vegetable or water gardens, we need you!

The Beautification Committee is looking for 10 gardens/yards for guests to tour on Sunday, July 22nd, from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to be a stop on this year's tour please call Jeanne Walsh at (708) 453-8000. Space is limited so call in as soon as possible.

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held only when necessary to plan for an event.

Members

This board is open to all River Grove residents.