Equipment Installation Postponed

Due to the upcoming weather this weekend, the installation of the new playground equipment has been postponed. A new date has not been set yet and we will let all volunteers know what the future installation date is. We thank everyone who was planning on assisting us with this and hope that the weather will cooperate in the future to allow us to finally get this equipment installed and ready for the use of all the children.

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.