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Bon Appétit Bourbonnais grand prize winners announced

Bourbonnais, IL – February 12th through April 4th, the Village of Bourbonnais invited all to dine local during Bon Appétit Bourbonnais. 323 participants found the new restaurant support and rebate event appetizing. A total of $37,566.91 was spent at 42 Village of Bourbonnais food-based establishments. Each qualifying rebate application was eligible to receive a personalized $10 Visa® Reward Card along with one entry into the grand prize drawing. Winners were announced via Facebook Live on Friday, April 30th with the help of John Keigher and Lisa Ravesloot from the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to the following grand prize winners:

Secret Food Pantry will continue pop-up events

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to provide the Secret Food Pantry with an ongoing location to host its reoccurring mobile pop-up event, and Bourbonnais Township will donate $5,000 to the non-profit. Following a well-attended event in January hosted at Court Street Ford, the Secret Food Pantry’s founder and organizer, MaryLu Kruegr, reached out for additional sites to host future mobile pantry events in Bourbonnais.

Mobile pantry “Helps the needy, not the greedy”

Bourbonnais, IL – The Secret Food Pantry will host its next mobile pop-up event Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bourbonnais Municipal Center parking lot at 700 Main Street NW. Anyone can come for food, according to the pantry’s founder and organizer, MaryLu Kruegr. There are no residential or financial restrictions.

Free outdoor recreational amenity available

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District announce the seasonal skate equipment has returned to the outdoor park located behind the Village of Bourbonnais Administration Building at 600 Main Street NW. The recreational space is a collaborative effort between both organizations and provides a safe location for the community to skate. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or dusk, whichever comes first. Safety rules are posted and will be enforced.

Joint egg hunt promotes safety and partnership

Bourbonnais, IL – Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Village of Bourbonnais and Bourbonnais Township Park District will spring forward with a joint egg hunt at 10 a.m. Both organizations will partner to host an Easter Egg Trail Hunt along the trails of Perry Farm Park at 459 North Kennedy Drive in Bourbonnais. This year, the new and modified event will be further spread out to promote social distancing and allow families and children of all ages to stay together. Five starting points will be included for ease of access to the trails with entrances at Coyne Street, Bisaillon Avenue, Cavalier de LaSalle Park and the Exploration Station in Bourbonnais as well as Valley Avenue in Bradley.

Modified event to take place Saturday, March 6th

Bourbonnais, IL — Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Bourbonnais Police Department will host a creative, yet socially-distant, Polar Plunge Saturday, March 6, 2021, in the Bourbonnais Municipal Center parking lot at 700 Main Street NW. With the help of the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District, the team of officers will have 500 gallons of water dumped on them from an 85-foot high ladder off of fire engine, Tower 69, at 11:00 a.m.

Mobile Pantry "Helps the needy, not the greedy"

Bourbonnais, IL – The Secret Food Pantry will host its next mobile pop-up event Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center parking lot at 700 Main Street NW. According to the pantry’s founder and organizer, MaryLu Kruegr, anyone can come for food. There are no residential or financial restrictions.

Dine and get rewarded during Bon Appétit Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais, IL – Be our guest! The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to invite diners to Bon Appétit Bourbonnais – a restaurant support and rebate program. Between February 12th and April 4th, patrons who spend $100 or more at any Village of Bourbonnais eating establishment will be eligible to receive a $10 Visa® Reward Card in addition to being entered into a grand prize drawing for a $500, $250 or $100 Visa Reward Card. 42 locations are included in the dining local event for residents and non-residents.

First year draws large turnout

Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais is pleased to announce the winners for the first “Very Merry Holiday Coloring Contest”. The contest was open to village residents of all ages and free to participate. This was the second COVID-friendly event hosted by the village for the holidays. The custom Santa at the Skate Park coloring page could be downloaded and printed directly at home. A total of 117 entries were received between November 23rd and December 14th.

Winners announced for the first lighting contest

Bourbonnais, IL – “A Holly Jolly Holiday Lighting Contest” will continue to illuminate the Village of Bourbonnais through December 25th. The new event began December 4th and encouraged outdoor festive lighting and decorations among village residents. Participants entered for a chance to win in Traditional and People’s Choice categories while creating a safe and festive event for the community in a COVID cancelation kind of year.  An online map of 35 holiday homes is currently available for viewing.