EPNIA will once again host Neighborhood Night Out on behalf of the north end neighborhood associations, and this year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. in Enos Park. There will be a picnic dinner provided by MJ’s Fish and Chicken, kids’ activities, and informational tables from many local organizations.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
The Northside Community Children’s Library will have a table with free books and a dunk tank fundraiser. A dollar gets you three balls to try and dunk a Springfield Jaycee’s volunteer.
Springfield Police Department will hold a K-9 demonstration and Springfield Fire Department will have a fire truck on hand.
John’s Children’s Hospital will have activities for kids.
Memorial Medical Center will have information from the Comprehensive Stroke Team, Memorial Behavioral Children’s Center/MOSIAC, and the Weight Loss and Wellness Center & Healthy Families.
SIU will have representatives from the Access to Care Collaborative.
Meet Curtis Morris, the newest Habitat for Humanity homeowner who will be moving into a newly renovated Habitat house in Enos Park.
Representatives from the FBI Springfield Citizen’s Academy and Citizen’s Police Academy will be on hand to answer questions about their programs.
And much more!
There will NOT be a neighborhood meeting in August, due to National Night Out. We will resume our regular schedule of potlucks and meetings the second Tuesday of each month on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Springfield will have a Winter Farmers Market for a second year, and Enos Park is excited to once again be hosting this community-wide event. On the fourth Saturday of each month from January-April, a variety of local vendors will be gathering at Third Presbyterian Church to sell produce, meats, jams and honey, baked goods, and craft items.
Those using LINK cards will have the opportunity to purchase tokens to double their funds. We hope you’ll be sure to come out and support this wonderful community program.
Springfield is partnering with BLH Computers at 1832 Stevenson to provide Electronic Recycling drop off for city residents. Beginning Saturday, October 1 through the close of business Saturday, October 15, residents can drop off all recyclable electronics (see accepted list below.) Hours are Monday through Friday8am – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm. You must unload items yourself – bring help if you need it. Residential recycling only: electronics from businesses will not be accepted.
RESIDENTS MUST BRING A VALID ID AND PRESENT IT AT DROP OFF AND INDICATE THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE CITY’S FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM.
Due to the demand for this service, the city is looking into offering a similar electronic recycling program periodically throughout the year. Recycling questions? Call Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email@example.com.
Desktop, Laptop, and Tablet Computers
Printers (for large, office printers please contact your local store)
Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
LCD and Plasma Televisions
Non-LCD/Plasma Televisions or Monitors
Satellite and Cable Equipment
Video Game Consoles
Telephones (including PBX equipment)
Networking Equipment and Cables
Point of Sale Equipment
Power Tools (including batteries)
Battery Backups and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS)