November 25, 2015
In This Issue
Small Business Saturday
Upcoming Events
Cooking Oil Recycling Event
Celebrate the Season, Tree Lighting
Electronic Recycling Event
RUMC Community Thanksgiving Meal
Holiday Light Recycling Program
History Museum Christmas Open House

 Community Coupons  

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as Small Business Saturday. Help celebrate Roselle's local small businesses, and all that they do to support the community, by shopping local this Saturday. 

 Upcoming Events

November 26 & 27: Village Hall Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26: Exploding Turkey Trot 5K race benefiting the Roselle fireworks display. Road closures and on-street parking restrictions will affect areas around the course from 5:00 a.m. until the end of the race. 

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: 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 5: Parents and grandparents, bring your little ones to visit Santa at Itasca Bank & Trust's Roselle branch, One E. Irving Park Rd., from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This event includes a free photo & goodie bag. Call (630) 773-0350 for more information.

December 18: Deadline for Toys for Tots donations. New, unwrapped toys are being accepted in the special donation bins at Village Hall, the Roselle Police Station, and the Roselle Fire Station.  

Quick Links 

Roselle Hosting Cooking Oil Recycling Event Saturday
deep fry turkey As part of an effort to keep cooking oil out of the Village's sewer pipes, the Village of Roselle is partnering with DuPage County, SCARCE, and Green Grease Environmental to host a post-Thanksgiving cooking oil recycling event.  
Residents can bring used liquid cooking oil in milk jugs, buckets, or the container that the oil originally came in to the recycling event Saturday, November 28 in the Roselle Police Station parking lot, 103 S. Prospect St., between 9:00 a.m. and noon.  
Cooking oil causes clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and Villages to fix. Additionally, excess grease can interfere with water treatment at the Village's sanitary facilities. While area restaurants have grease disposal measures to keep grease out of the water sanitation system, residents typically do not. 
For more information about this recycling event, please visit the SCARCE website or call the Village Clerk's office at (630) 671-2802. Visit the Roselle Fire Department online for tips on safely deep frying turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. 
Celebrate the Season, Tree Lighting This Saturday
Santa Join the Roselle Public Library and the Village of Roselle this Saturday, November 28, as we share stories, songs and verse to welcome the start of the holiday season.   

The Celebrate the Season event begins at the Library, 40 S. Park St., at 1:00 p.m., with featured guest musician Tom Malouf. Santa Claus will arrive 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. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots will be accepted during Celebrate the Season. 
Registration is not required for this free fun family event! Visit the Roselle Public Library website for more details.  
Bloomingdale Township Electronic Recycling Event December 5 
Old ElectronicsBloomingdale Township sponsors electronic recycling events the first Saturday of every month (except holiday weekends) April through December from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Local Church Offering Free Community 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.
Holiday Light Recycling Program 
Tangled Lights Roselle residents can recycle broken and tangled strands of non-working holiday lights through a program sponsored by the Village of Roselle.  
Bring unusable indoor, outdoor, LED, or specialty holiday lights to the holiday light recycling drop boxes located at Village Hall, 31 S. Prospect St., and at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
History Museum Hosting Christmas Open House December 6
History museum
The Roselle History Museum is hosting its annual Christmas Open House on December 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Residents are invited to view exhibits illustrating Roselle's history at the Museum Campus, 102 S. Prospect St., while enjoying refreshments. Door prizes will be awarded at the open house.
Visit the Roselle History Museum website for details.
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