Good afternoon, Antioch! Happy Friday!
I want to start by wishing moms everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day weekend. If you still have some last-minute Mother’s Day shopping to do, remember, the local businesses of Antioch have everything you need for Mom! Flowers, chocolate, gifts, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, coffee, wine, and wine😊, and much, much, much more!
And – to make shopping for Mom even easier, many of the downtown shops are kicking off the Downtown Antioch Second Saturday event tomorrow night! Once a month, on the second Saturday of each month, participating local businesses have agreed to stay open later. For a full list of who is staying open along with other details, visit: https://fb.me/e/3AcVj3Sw9
At this week’s Village Board meeting, we said goodbye to a long-serving member and welcomed a new member to the Village Board. I want to thank outgoing Antioch Trustee Mary Dominiak for 12 years of dedicated service to our village. Mary chose not to run in this spring’s election and we wish her the best in her next endeavor. She has been a tireless advocate for all things Antioch, especially our local business community. It was a testament to her hard work to see the many members of our local business community show up to wish her the best at our meeting. Thank you for your service, dedication, and friendship Mary! You did a tremendous job as Village Trustee.
I would like to welcome lifelong Antioch resident, Rebecca McNeill as the newest member of the Antioch Village Board. I’ve known Rebecca for many years and am excited to have her enthusiasm and passion for our community on our board. Welcome, Rebecca!
Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week to all the local teachers in our community. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your tireless efforts in educating our youth and preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow. You are the backbone of our community, and we are grateful for your unwavering commitment to our children’s future. Thank you for all that you do!
The Antioch Public Library District will be holding its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house tomorrow morning at the library. I look forward to joining the members of the APLD Board of Trustees, US Congressman Brad Schneider, along with other community members, to commemorate the extensive renovation and growth of our library. The event starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. and the open house will run until 2 p.m. If you haven’t had a chance to see the renovations to the library, I encourage you to stop by! More info: https://apld.libcal.com/event/10190822?hs=a
Also tomorrow, the Antioch Parks Department will host the re-scheduled Earth Day Community Clean-Up. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help clean up our community parks! Your help is greatly appreciated!
Did someone say donuts? Next Friday, join the men and women of the Antioch Police Department for the annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraising event at the Antioch Dunkin’. The event starts at 5 a.m. at the Antioch Dunkin’ (442 Orchard Street) and runs through 12 Noon. Money raised will go towards the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics You can stop by, make a donation, and buy merchandise (shirts and coffee mugs), all of which will go toward the fundraising goal. More information: https://fb.me/e/2tYRScgzy
Have a great weekend!
Scott J. Gartner
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