Holiday in the Grove set for Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

SUGAR GROVE – This year, Holiday in the Grove organizers are giving attendees more time to partake in the festivities planned at the Sugar Grove Community House.

“People said they didn’t have enough time to enjoy everything,” organizer Diana Baker said of extending the building’s closing time to 2 p.m.

It previously closed at noon.

The Community House, 141 S. Main St., is one of several locations that will host Holiday in the Grove activities Saturday in Sugar Grove.

Activities at the Community House start at 8 a.m. with breakfast with Santa, which also will be offered at 9 and 10 a.m.

The cost is $6 and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit and a drink. Call Baker at 630-466-7160 or Lorrie Larson at 630-466-0366 to register for the breakfast. Walk-ins will be accepted, Baker said.

“Nobody’s going to get turned away,” she said.

A cake walk, pictures with Santa and children’s activities also will be at the Community House.

Nearby Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, 85 S. Main St., will host activities, including a craft show with 37 vendors and a children’s craft area, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baker said.

Also at the school, she said, a storyteller is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., and cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, a variety of activities – including face painting, Christmas stories and gingerbread house decorating – are set from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 Municipal Drive,

A full schedule of events is available at

While Holiday in the Grove is a Sugar Grove event, Baker said those from other communities are welcome to attend.

Opportunities to volunteer also are available, Baker said.

The committee that organizes the annual event also is looking for a secretary and additional members, Baker said.

She directed those interested to call Marguerite Ledone at 630-334-8570.

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