WWI Monument to be Rededicated

The Greenview WWI Monument Arch will be rededicated at the 50th Annual Labor Day Celebration on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., immediately following the community church service in the community park.  

The restoration of the 100-year-old memorial arch, donated to the community by Homer J. Tice in 1920, has been made possible through generous donations from residents, community organizations, former residents, concerned individuals and a grant from Landmarks Illinois, a nonprofit organization that works to save historic structures and places.  Landmarks Illinois’ World War I Monument Preservation Grant Program was made possible through the generous support from the Pritzker Military Foundation. The donations and grant money, totaling $15,320.00, has provided funds for the work needed on this landmark in the park.

The work has been accomplished by Doug Flanders of Elite Masonry, Petersburg, IL and his team of workers.  The process of restoring the monument involved several extensive steps. It was pressure washed, the mortar ground out of all the joints, over 400 brick added to replace the many damaged or lost brick and finally repointing the joints to bring it back to its original appearance.  The last step is a masonry wash and a waterproofing treatment which will help this structure withstand another 100 years. The pictures above show a worker grinding out the old mortar and the second picture is of Doug inspecting an area in need of repointing.

Along with the restoration of the arch, the concrete sidewalk that surrounds the arch will be replaced with new concrete.  This work is made possible by Janssen Concrete and volunteers who wish to replace the broken and unsightly sidewalk with a new sidewalk surrounding the arch.  

Mayor Dan Horn and village board members will preside at the rededication ceremony at 11:30 a.m., September 2nd.   The Greenview Amvets honor guard will give a 21 gun salute and a representative from Landmarks Illinois and the Pritzker Military Foundation has been invited to attend.  Plan to be present and witness a revival of an important landmark to the community of Greenview.

The Greenview Village Board is pleased to have been able to make this happen for the residents of the Greenview community.  Many thanks to all those who have worked to see the WWI Memorial Arch completed.



Greenview Reaches Fundraising Goal for Park Playground Equipment

The Greenview Community Park Committee thanks the corporations, businesses and individuals who generously donated and made it possible to reach its goal of purchasing new playground equipment for the community children's play area. The playground equipment has been purchased and will arrive and be ready to install in late September. The playground equipment cost $16,627.00. The cost of freight from the manufacturer to Greenview is an additional expense of $1,400.00. An anonymous party has volunteered to provide for transporting the unit from the manufacturer to Greenview and save the committee $,1,400.00. The installation cost by a contractor is $5,000.00. In order to keep the installation cost to a minimum, the committee will ask for volunteers for installing the equipment. Also, the committee felt it would be less expense to hire a construction supervisor with twenty years of experience for $1,600.00 to supervise the volunteers in the installation of the playground equipment than hire a contractor at $5,000.00. With the donated freight and the use of volunteers and construction supervisor it will save the committee $4,800.00 which will be used toward the purchase of rubber ground cover, which is presently used in the playground area in the park. The cost for the rubber ground cover will be $8,325.00 delivered. The Community Park Committee has raised $21,016.00 which leaves after the cost of the playground equipment and installation $2,789.00 towards the purchase of the $8,325.00 for ground cover. The park committee is needing to raise $5,536.00 to purchase the rubber ground cover for the new playground equipment. The Community Park Committee is planning fundraisers towards the purchase of the rubber ground cover. One of them will be having a booth at the Greenview Labor Day Celebration located in community park. They will be selling vinyl bulldog decals, handmade interior decor, as well as, exterior wreaths

They have also organized as fundraisers a shotgun raffle with the donation of a Legacy International Pointer 20 gauge shotgun by MTM Arms located in Athens. The committee is selling the tickets for $10.00 each or three for $25.00. If interested in purchasing tickets call (217)381-2332 or email greenviewilwater@gmail.com. The drawing will be held around noon on Labor Day in the park during the Labor Day Celebration. You are welcome to see the shotgun at MTM Arms. The Greenview Community Park Committee will be creating more fundraisers in order to purchase the ground cover for the new playground equipment. The committee is accepting donations to help reach the goal of purchasing the ground cover. If you would like to make a donation it can be made at the Middletown State Bank in Greenview or mail it to Greenview Village Hall 106 E. Washington Street, Greenview, IL 62642. Please make note the donation is for deposit in the playground equipment fund. If you have any questions please call (217)381-2332. The members of the Greenview Community Park Committee appreciate the generous donations that made it possible to purchase the playground unit and funds towards the purchase of the needed rubber ground cover.

Park Committee's Shotgun Raffle and Cosmic Bowling

The Greenview Park Committee is holding a Shotgun Raffle to raise funds for additional park equipment. MTM Arms located in Athens donated a Legacy International Pointer 20 Gauge Shotgun to raffle. The drawing will be held on Labor Day, September 3rd, at Noon. You do not need to be present to win. The tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. You must have a valid FOID Card with name matching the raffle ticket. All Federal/State/Local laws apply. You can get raffle tickets from the following Greenview Park Committee members: Sydnie Monroe, Danielle Morrow, Ashley Ahrens and Norm Hofmann. You can also purchase them at MTM Arms at 1001 High Prairie Dr., Athens, IL, To request tickets please call 217-968-7016 or E-mail greenviewilwater@gmail.com. The Greenview Park Committee appreciates MTM Arms for helping us to raise money to purchase ground cover and new playground equipment for the park.
The Community Park Committee also has arranged for a “Cosmic Bowling (Lights, Music, Fog) Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, August 25th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Logan Bowling Lanes at 1700 5th St. in Lincoln. There will be unlimited bowling during the two hour time period with free shoe rental included. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle and the committee will be raffling a fall wreath. The raffle tickets for the wreath will be $5.00 and the winning number will be drawn that evening. You do not need to be present to win. The game room and refreshment stand will be open as well as a bake sale provided by the park committee. There can be only 80 tickets sold and 5 people per lane. The cost is $10.00 per bowler. Please call 217-968-7016 or E-mail greenviewilwater@gmail.com for tickets. This will help the committee to provide ground cover for the new playground equipment and additional playground equipment for the park.

Playground Equipment Update

The Park Committee has reached and surpassed the goal of $18,100. The equipment has been purchased and any further donations will go towards ground cover and new equipment to replace older, outdated pieces.  The committee wants to thank all of the local supporters along with the business and corporate supporters for donating to make this a success. The equipment should arrive around the middle of September. The committee has decided to ask for volunteers to install the playground equipment with the assistance of a supervisor. This will save the committee over $5000 to have it installed, which will be used for other park improvements. When a installation date becomes set, more information will be released to ask for and get volunteers in order to assist in the installation, which will take two days over a weekend.  The committee will provide, lunch, dinner (if needed), snacks and drinks for all of the volunteers.