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July 17 already? Summer slipping away : Editorials : Oswego Ledger-Sentinel : Hometown Newspaper for Oswego and Montgomery, Illinois
July 17 already? Summer slipping away
7/17/2014

The calendar says July 17 and that means in a few short weeks it will be time for the high school athletes to begin team practices and the back-to-school sales will be in full swing at area stores. But before any more of this summer slips away and fall starts to settle in, we recommend you take advantage of the many of the fun family activities available to everyone in the Oswego-Montgomery area.

The activities range from free movies in the park at Oswego Village Hall (the final film presentation, "Despicable Me 2" will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 6), to swimming in the Oswegoland Park District's pools at the Civic Center in Oswego and Winrock Park in Boulder Hill, to walking, riding or running on the miles of local trails.

As a further encouragement to lure the kids and parents outdoors, the park district is offering a Passport to Play program this year. Those who participate in the program pay a $10 per family registration fee and are asked to visit and take pictures at 13 different local parks. Participant receives a stamp on their passport for each park they visit and become eligible to win prizes and a change to win $100 towards their fall park district registration. (Additional information on the passport program is available on the park district's website at oswegolandparkdistrict.org.

And, of course, the countdown is on for Montgomery Fest. This year's fest is set for Friday, Aug. 8 to Sunday, Aug. 10. Each year the fest attracts thousands of area residents to picturesque Montgomery Park in the village's downtown. Further details will be published here in the coming weeks, but the fest is always one of the best community celebrations in the area.

Capping off the summer will be the second annual Oswego Beats & Eats music and food festival set for Saturday, Aug. 30 in Prairie Point Park. Once again the fest will feature tasty food and a number of up and coming bands and solo musicians playing original material. (Sorry Baby Boomers: don't expect to hear any Bachman-Turner Overdrive or Foghat covers at Beats & Eats).

Before you know it, summer will be gone and we'll all be confronted by the shorter, cooler days of autumn followed by...we don't even want to mention it. While you can, make sure you and yours enjoy so much of what our community has to offer.




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