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Smash your pumpkins at our Public Works Open House on Nov. 2!

Post Date:10/25/2019 9:00 AM

The Department of Public Works will host a free Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Susan H. Kenley-Rupnow Public Works Center, 2305 Pembroke Avenue.

The community is invited to tour the facility, talk with an arborist about tree concerns and ask staff questions about the Village’s water and sewer systems. The department will also be hosting a “Pumpkin Smash” event to compost all of those pumpkins left over from Halloween! Children in attendance can receive a personalized sign from the Village sign shop. Other activities include an opportunity to take a ride in a real snow plow truck, color a plow blade, and touch a variety of trucks and heavy equipment. Each child will also receive one entry for a chance to ride on a Public Works vehicle in the 2020 Fourth of July parade.

Please ensure that all pumpkins to be composted are free from stickers and do not include candles or other inserts. Pumpkin Smash is offered in cooperation with SCARCE, a non-profit focused on environmental education and outreach, as well as Village partners Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) and Groot.

School and scout groups accompanied by an adult are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 847-490-6800.

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