November 19, 2015
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Toys for Tots
Snow Plow Season Forecasted to Start This Weekend
Exploding Turkey Trot 5K: Expect Road Closures
Republic Services Reminders
RUMC Community Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
Elks Lodge, American Legion Hosting Veterans for Thanksgiving
American Legion Auxiliary Giving Tree

 Community Coupons  
 Upcoming Events
November 19: League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale
join the LWV of Wheaton, the LWV of Elmhurst, and the LWV of Downers Grove-Lisle-Woodridge for "Heroin: The Human Story" at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd., Wheaton. Meet and greet starts at 7:00 p.m. with the program following at 7:30. This presentation is free and open to the public. 
November 23: Proposed 2016 Budget discussion during the Committee of the Whole meeting, immediately following the Village Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. The proposed 2016 budget is available on the Village website.

November 26 & 27: Village Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
November 28: Cooking oil recycling at Village Hall, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Keep cooking oil out of the Village's sewer pipes - bring in your used liquid cooking oil for recycling. Visit the SCARCE website for details or call (630) 671-2802.

November 28: Celebrate the Season event at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St. Event starts at 1:00 p.m. with musician Tom Malouf and continues with Santa Claus' arrival by fire truck at 2:00 p.m.
to greet the children and light the tree in Elm Court, along with Mayor Smolinski and the Rose Queen.
December 4: Roselle Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party & Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale Golf Club. Jared Wickstrom of Wickstrom Chevrolet will be recognized as Business Person of the Year, and Don Smolinski will be recognized with a service award. Reservations are being accepted through November 27. Call the Chamber office at (630) 894-3010 for more information.

December 5: Bloomingdale Township Electronic Recycling Event, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Bloomingdale Township Highway Department, 6N030 Rosedale Ave. This event is free, but is limited to Bloomingdale Township residents (Roselle residents who reside in DuPage County) only.

December 5: Roselle Lions Club Lunch With Santa, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S. Rush St. Non-perishable food donations for the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry will be accepted. 

December 6: Roselle History Museum Holiday Open House, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Sumner House, 102 S. Prospect St. 
Toys for Tots Contributions Sought

Contributions of new, unwrapped toys are being accepted at the special bins located at the Village Hall, Police Station, and Fire Station in Roselle through December 18.

Toys for Tots

Quick Links 
Snow Plow Season Forecasted to Start This Weekend 
snow plow The first snowfall for the season, with several inches of snow in the forecast, is expected tomorrow night into Saturday.

Anti-icing of the roadways in Roselle typically begins before a snowfall, with the application of brine, a liquid anti-icing salt solution. Rows of white, chalky lines are created on the roads during the brine application process. The brine application provides additional time before the snow and ice begin to build up on the pavement. Brine is not applied to the streets if rain is predicted before the snow, as it would be washed off the pavement before becoming effective.

Once the snow starts falling, Public Works typically begins plowing operations after two inches of snow has fallen, or sooner if road condition reports indicate the need. Residents may report winter road conditions in need of attention to Roselle Public Works by using the Snow Plow Condition Report Form on the Village's website.

Visit the Winter Weather Roads and Safety page on the Village's website for more details, including winter weather procedures, winter weather phone numbers, and snow removal tips.
Expect Road Closures for Exploding Turkey Trot 5K
Thanksgiving Morning
The Second Annual Exploding Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, will be held as a fundraiser for Roselle's annual fireworks display. 

The 5K race will start on Bryn Mawr Ave. between Clauss Recreation Center and Lake Park High School West Campus at 8:00 a.m. and will have the same course layout as the Run for the Roses.

The area including Bryn Mawr Ave., Waterbury Ln., Rodenburg Rd., Mensching Rd., Pine Ave., Rosewood Dr., Newcastle Dr., and West End Rd. will experience periodic road closures and detours during the race. Additionally, there will be posted no on-street parking from 5:00 a.m. until the race is over along the race route.

Registration for the Turkey Trot is $30 per person, and includes post-race refreshments and a long sleeve T-shirt. Medals will be awarded for overall male and female winners for this chip-timed race. Registration is available online at

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Republic Services Reminders
Yard Waste Bag Refuse and recycling pickup will occur on the normal schedule (Tuesday & Wednesday) next week. 
November 24 and 25 will be the last yard waste pickup by Republic Services for the year. Yard waste pickup is scheduled to resume in April 2016. 
Questions? Call Republic Services at (847) 981-0091. 
Local Church Offering Free Thanksgiving Meal
Roselle United Methodist Church is hosting a free Thanksgiving meal open to the community. A full turkey dinner with trimmings will be served on Thanksgiving Day at 1:00 p.m. at the church, 206 S. Rush St.

Reservations are not required, but preferred. For more information, visit Roselle United Methodist Church online or call (630) 529-1309 ext. 2.
Notes From The Fire Marshal: Deep Fry Turkeys Safely
This Thanksgiving 
Cook turkey not garage Turkey frying is an exceptional way to lock in the delicious flavor and juices of a Thanksgiving turkey while offering a crisp and tasty alternative to the traditionally roasted main dish.

Unfortunately, turkey frying can be very dangerous if it's done without some simple fire safety knowledge.

According to the National Fire Protection Association's 2012 Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment report, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. Most turkey fryer fires are preventable. Recognizing some common mistakes is a critical step in reducing your risk of a fire or a potentially fatal burn.

Visit the Roselle Fire Department online for tips on safely deep frying turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.

turkey fryer clearance
Elks Lodge, American Legion Hosting Veterans for Thanksgiving
American Legion
The Elmhurst Elks Lodge 1531 and American Legion Post 1084 will host disabled veterans from Hines Veterans Hospital for Thanksgiving dinner at the American Legion Hall in Roselle.  
Members of the Roselle Police and Fire Departments will meet the veterans at the Village limits and escort them to the American Legion Hall where they will be greeted by the Legion Honor Guard and other volunteers. For more information about this event, please contact Bob Dreksler at (847) 217-1738. Volunteers and donations are always accepted.
American Legion Auxiliary Giving Tree
American Legion Auxiliary American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1084 is seeking donations to support its Kids Giving Tree, a project to fulfill the wishes of less fortunate kids.  
Starting this Monday, November 23, those interested in participating can stop by the American Legion Hall, 344 E. Maple Ave., to pick a gift request tag off the tree. Unwrapped gifts should be returned no later than December 10. Monetary donations will also be accepted.  
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