Summer may be a memory but Eagarville’s fall festival promises to provide plenty of family fun in a beautiful outdoor setting on Saturday, October 14 starting at 2 p.m.
Eagarville will present their outdoor family games, good food, demonstrations, and craft vendors. Fireworks will conclude the event at dusk.
Eagarville Mayor Carole Scheller, a retired CUSD 7 teacher, well-known area volunteer, and resident since 1971, says, “This village is the best kept secret in Macoupin County. We’re inviting families on October 14 to have some fun and see what our community is like.”
The village has recently had a flurry of building activity as five families have either built new homes or moved into new construction. Another new home is underway.
Josh, a new village trustee who grew up in large cities, says he likes the fact that everyone knows everyone else and “good people look out for one another, especially the kids”. Kayla, whose family is building a new home, notes that her two small sons “love the woods”. Kay, who has been in town for nearly 14 years says “I love the quiet”. April wants her children to grow up in a the country a short, safe walk away from family, “but we’re still centrally located, only three miles from Benld or Gillespie”. Louise says she appreciates the people Eagarville who are always willing to help one another.
This year’s fall festival roster is full of features and activities including train rides, a straw mountain and a corn tank, bounce houses and an obstacle course, a corn hole tournament, a coloring contest, a Hide-a-Rock search, and a photo booth.
Entertainment by DJ Pauli will be provided and demonstrations will be presented by Adopt-a-Pet; Crimestoppers; Peace, Love & Bicycles; Gillespie High School’s MPACT’D safe driving group; and Macoupin County Historical Society.
The menu at the central pavilion with seating available will include chicken teriyaki on a stick, white chicken chili, nachos, hot dogs, and lemon shake-ups, all prepared by village volunteers.
The event will be held on the southwest corner of Eagarville in Tony’s Park, scene of frequent seasonal festivals, a Tour de Donut rest stop, GHS cross-country practices, and family outings.
Sponsors include Quality Flooring, Quality Motors, DeLaurent Construction, Randy’s Market, United Community Bank, Garella Pest Control, Duda Ace Hardware, Tina Olroyd, and Heinz Furniture.