Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Annual parade winds through downtown as residents pack the streets
The lawn chairs were lined up well before the planned 1:00 start to the annual Keepataw Days parade. The shady side of the street filled in first, with the overflow crowd on the sunny side. Many people were prepared with umbreallas, not for the rain this time, but for the sun. The parade was about ready to begin! Children scurried up and down the street, enjoying the few moments while the streets were closed before the parade started. As the sirens grew louder, everyone scrambled to their seats and grabbed their bags - soon to be filled with candy - the parade was beginning! Enjoy these photos from the day, and be sure to add your own!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Keepataw Days festivities carried on Saturday in spite of afternoon rain showers.
A little rain and dark skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of kids and families at Keepataw Days on Saturday. Although the weather kept attendance down at Lemont's annual Labor Day festival, those that ventured out were rewarded with short lines for rides and food. Music and the tasty aromas of food were everywhere as attendees tried out rides like Zero Gravity, Pharaoh's Fury, train rides and bumper cars. ------------- There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news:
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A look back at the headlines from Aug. 13-19.
Lemont High School Football Ranks No. 20 in Pre-season, Sun-Times Reports The Indians will kick off their season Aug. 24 against Little Village. Old Quarry Dress Code Changes: Tank Tops No Longer Allowed The District 113A middle school has made some slight changes to its dress code for the 2012-13 school year. Lemont Art Exhibit Offers Powerful Look into Struggles of Timberline Knolls Patients For the second year in a row, women battling eating disorders, substance abuse and mood disorders have put their art therapy on display in "Honesty," a free exhibit at the Lemont Center for the Arts. Keepataw Days Festival Announces 2012 Entertainment Lineup Performing during Lemont's annual Labor Day festival are Infinity, Five Guys Named Moe, …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Upcoming opportunities include "Sushi for Shoes" at Kitaro Grill, Keepataw Days and the annual Community Rummage Sale.
The Lemont-based Hope and Friendship Foundation is seeking volunteers and donations for several upcoming events and charity drives. Hope and Friendship founder Terri O'Neill-Borders sent the following message Monday night: "As we turn the corner and begin to enter another fall and school year, I ask that you remember those within our community who are unable to afford the necessities that absorb a good portion of your household income: school supplies, school shoes/clothes, home needs and within a few months winter clothing, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas gifts and more. Every single donation your have and can offer (monetary donations or gently used furniture, clothes, etc.) fills a void in a home that truly needs and appreciates you …
Friday, September 9, 2011
Scenes from the 2011 Labor Day parade in Lemont.
The 62nd annual Keepataw Days Festival came to a close Monday with a Labor Day parade in downtown Lemont. The parade's theme was "125 Years of Service: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." It paid tribute to the Lemont Fire Protection District, which is celebrating its anniversary this fall. Serving as the grand marshal this year was Lemont Fire Chief Carl Churulo.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Lemont Patch readers sent in some of their photos and video from the 62nd annual Keepataw Days festival.
The annual Labor Day festival came to a close Monday afternoon with a parade in downtown Lemont.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Five things every Lemonter needs to know Tuesday.
Labor Day weekend will draw to a close Monday with the annual Keepataw Days Parade, which begins at 1 p.m. The parade's theme is "Lemont Fire Protection District, 125 Years of Service: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, so does the 62nd annual Keepataw Days Festival. The festival will be open noon to 10 p.m. Monday. The entertainment schedule is as follows: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.: 5 Guys Named Moe 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Sundance 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: DJ The Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St., will kick off Library Card Sign Up Month with a "Rendezvous at the Library" event at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lemont residents are invited to learn more about library services while enjoying food, fun and prizes. The Chicago …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
News briefs submitted to Patch by the Village of Lemont.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Welcome to "Community Corner," a column dedicated to announcements and important information straight from Village Hall. All items included in this post were provided by officials and administrators from the Village of Lemont.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Pouring rain, hail and high winds ripped through downtown Lemont during Keepataw Days on Saturday.