Village Kicks-Off Year Long Centennial Celebration
Did you know that our Village will be turning 100 years old next year? To celebrate this milestone, Mayor Anna Montana appointed a Centennial Celebration Committee to create a yearlong series of family friendly, fun-filled events that will promote our Village’s remarkable accomplishments and honor our unique heritage. The Centennial Celebration will culminate in a Gala Ball on March 14, 2014.
“I am thrilled to launch our Centennial Celebration as we take a year-long look at our distinguished history,” said Mayor Anna Montana. “But I am equally excited to kick off a new exciting, century of progress and promise.”
Throughout 2013, the Village will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a variety of special events and activities. A true community celebration; our schools, students, veterans and businesses will all participate.
Among the planned events, timed to coincide with Earth Day is, “Our Heritage, Our Community, Our Earth”. One hundred new plants will be placed at Stalica Park by community volunteers. The event will be held Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 AM and there will be live music, free hot dogs and refreshments.
In July, a Centennial Concert “From Ragtime, through the Jazz Age to the New Age”, will highlight music from throughout the last century. This special evening, also at Stalica Park, will include wine tastings and food samplings from some of the area’s best restaurants.
November will see over 100 flags from around the country waving proudly at Clocktower Park as we honor over 100 years of military service form the citizens of Schiller Park.
Other events being considered include a Pot Luck picnic featuring historical games and activities, a Centennial Parade, trolley tours of historical sites, and an expanded Classic Car Show with cars from every decade exhibited.
In addition, our library will feature historical displays including photos of our town from the days it was founded through our modern time.
Mayor Montana is also asking High School and Middle School students to submit ideas for a new time capsule to be placed next January. “It will be fascinating to see what our students of today think will be of interest to our citizens in 25 years,” Mayor Montana stated.
“I invite everyone to get involved, volunteer, participate and enjoy as we Celebrate Our Heritage and Shape our Future,” the Mayor concluded.
For details about the Centennial Celebration, to volunteer for events or to submit ideas, please call the Village at (847) 678-2550. Please visit this page to get all the latest on the Centennial Celebration events and planning.