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The CVMC was instrumental in getting the speed limit lowered from 55 to 45 in the Route 20 Mill road area.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE

The Cherry Valley Men’s Club teamed up Santa Claus [Larry Young], Andy Gannon [channel 23], and 150 special olympic athletes for a holiday luncheon at Franchescos. Pasta, salad, pizza, cookies, and beverages were donated by Benny from Franchescos and The Cherry Valley Men’s club were the servers. Every athlete got a present from Santa Claus and Andy led the way as we all sang Christmas Carols. Special thanks to Larry Young, Dan Manning and Franchescos.

Basketball uniforms and travel bags for the 5th grade girls team.

Basketball uniforms and travel bags for the 5th grade boys team.

Cheerleaders uniforms for the 4th and 5th grade cheerleaders.

Two leather basketballs (game balls).

Petition was signed and approved to lower the speed limit to 45 mph at the intersection of Mill Road and U.S. Route 20 (Ulysses S Grant Memorial Highway).

“Love Your River” themed signs were put along the Kishwaukee River

Rules of the river signs were put in four area forest preserves. We worked with the forest preserve lawyers on the project. The signs are intended to make a trip down the river safer and cleaner. Signs were installed by Dave Doig and Scott Cain.

Frisbees (600) and candy have been donated and tossed into the crowd during the July 4th parade through CV for the last five years.

Robert Larson Academic Scholarships Foundation has given college scholarships ($500 each) to 10 students each year.

Baseball uniform donations were given to the Cherry Valley Merchants team.

Baseball uniform donation was given to the state 2A championship. 

Rockford Christian team and coach Sparky Prisby, a CV resident.

CVMC club member Dave Doig arranged and brought the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to CV for the 2012 July 4th parade.

CVMC had an outdoor concert, beer garden, and food after the July 4th parade with the Weinermoble, also in 2012

CVMC, Nancy Belt, and Alpine Bank held a business attire clothing drive, canned food drive, and paper shredding event.

Basketball tryout camp scholarships were given to CV grade school girls and boys basketball players.

CVMC made a $500 donation, Cream City Scales made a $1,000 donation, Cain & Company a $500 donation, and the three  Backyard Grill & Bar locations raised $525 for full uniforms and jackets for 65 Goldie Floberg Special Olympics athletes and their 10 coaches. Printing and embroidering were donated by C & E Specialties.

CVMC made a generous donation for Christmas lights in 2012. Lights were installed by CVMC member Dave Doig.

CVMC produced a 2015 calendar featuring  photos from CV. Marie Tovo and the late Mike Donze donated all the photos. Cain & Company designed and produced the artwork. Printing was produced by club member Dave Mays. 500 were sold and 500 donated. The calendar sales raised $4,500.

Sponsor the Cherry Valley Family Night Ice skating at Carlson Ice Arena 2016-2018.

Sponsored Cherry Valley 4th and 5th grade basketball players to youth basketball clinics.

Mini Golf and silent auction sponsor 2017, 2018 Cherry Valley Public Library fundraiser.

Sponsored Wild Life Exhibit and Educational Show Cherry Valley Public Library 2017.

Donated a defibrillator to the Cherry Valley Police Department.

Sponsor the Cherry Valley Bounce Night at the Gymnastics Academy South for 2017 and 2018.

Contributed fishing poles and tackle boxes to the Cherry Valley Library that can be used with a library card.

Sponsor the Cherry Valley Library tour at the Burpee Museum 2018.

Sponsor Cherry Valley Library Furry and Friends Petting Zoo.

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