Sociables Christmas Luncheon
The Ladd Senior Sociables will meet for a Christmas luncheon at 11:30am on Thursday, December 8th at Softails Bar & Grill. The event will feature family style chicken, dessert and entertainment. RSVP by Friday, December 2nd to Barb (815) 894-2893 or Ethel (815) 894-2917. Your $10 payment will be your reservation. Bring a guest and a donation for the Food Pantry.
Holiday Lighting Contest
The Ladd Men’s Club is sponsoring a Holiday Lighting Contest. No pre-entry is needed. Judging will take place on December 8th & 9th with winners to be announced at the Ladd Christmas Walk on December 10th. First Prize – $50, Second Prize – $30, Third Prize – $20. Everyone is welcome to participate with the exception of Ladd Village Officials and Ladd Men’s Club members.
Vendor & Craft Fair
During the Ladd Christmas Walk on Saturday, December 10th, a Vendor & Craft Fair will be held from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the Ladd Moose Lodge. 15+ vendors including Tastefully Simple, Perfectly Posh, Pampered Chef and more will be participating. The Ladd Moose Lodge is located at 301 Eastern Avenue.
2016 Christmas Walk & Snowman Parade
You’re invited to join in the 2016 Ladd Christmas Event on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm with a Snowman Parade at 5:00pm.. Showcase your business or organization as well as the Village of Ladd and spread some holiday cheer! You may participate in any way you wish. Some ideas are listed, but feel free to come up with anything that you feel is appropriate and would be fun for the community! Window painting, horse drawn wagon rides, storyteller, musicians, strolling band, lighting contest & tours throughout town, bake sale, children’s crafts, food stands selling popcorn, hot chocolate, candy, etc., local artisans & gifts, ice carver, snow sculptor, ornament making, Santa and/or elves, bingo and/or games, reindeer, ideas to link businesses as people walk through town, community carols in the park, and a mailbox for letters to the North Pole. Monetary donations or sponsorship to help defray some of the costs are also welcome. Your help is needed to make this a fun family event for our community. Call Phil @ (815) 894-2092, (815) 488-8245 or any member of the Ladd Men’s Club for more information or to share your ideas.
New Facebook Page
To keep our residents up-to-date on the latest information in Ladd, a new Facebook page is now available. Search for Village of Ladd and LIKE to follow.
Consolidated Election Petitions
Petitions for the offices of Ladd Village President, Village Clerk, and Trustee are currently available from the Village Clerk. The 4-year terms of President Mike Grivetti, Clerk Diane Chandler, and Trustees Frank Cattani, Barry Flanagan, and Dan Nelson will be expiring. Candidates or their representatives may pick up petition packets in the Village Clerk’s office, 121 North Main Avenue during regular office hours 8:00am – noon & 1:00pm – 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. The filing period will be December 12 – 19, 2016. The Clerk’s office will remain open until 5:00pm on Monday, December 19th to accept candidate papers. The Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in the Ladd Community Center. For more information, contact the Village Clerk at (815) 894-2440.
Sewer Backup Reporting
The Village of Ladd is in the process of implementing a CMOM (Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance) Plan for the Sanitary Sewer Collection System. In order to improve the ability to identify where basement backups and overflows occur, a system of record keeping will be implemented. For each complaint or notification received by the Village concerning a sanitary sewer overflow or a basement backup with the potential of being caused by issues with the Village’s collection system, a report will be generated. A form has been created for the purpose of keeping these records. Residents are encouraged to print, complete and submit the form to the Village Clerk’s office when they experience a sewer backup event. Forms are also available in the Village Clerk’s office. For more information, contact Superintendent Doug Englehaupt @ (815) 894-2806.
Golf Cart Registration
Golf carts must be registered with the Ladd Police Department prior to being used on Village Streets. For instructions on the registration process, go to Home Page>Residents>Golf Carts.
Schwan’s home delivery offers over 350 delicious foods conveniently delivered to your door. Through Schwan’s-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help Ladd Education Foundation meet its fundraising goals. Schwan’s will contribute 5% of all orders to Ladd Education Foundation for the rest of the school year! There are two ways to order: ONLINE – Visit Schwans-Cares.com and enter Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592 into the search box located in the upper right hand corner then click to open campaign. Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase an eGift card or “Shop Now” to place a product order. PHONE – Call (855) 870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: Ladd Education Foundation #20592. The Ladd Education Foundation committee fundraises to assist in providing educational and developmental tools to enrich the lives of the students in Ladd Community Consolidated School District #94. Thank you for your support!