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Get Festive Ideas For Your Home During the Geneva Holiday House Tour!

by The Rullo Team

It’s almost time for one of the favorite holiday traditions in Geneva........the annual Holiday House Tour! Tour 5 exquisite homes in Geneva that have been artfully decorated with festive holiday cheer on December 7th and 8th. Find inspiration for decorating and entertaining in your own Fox River Valley after seeing these homes beautifully brimming with boughs of holly and the Christmas spirit.

 Although this event is still a little bit away, tickets sell out every year! Do not miss out on your opportunity to see some of the most stunning home holiday decorations by purchasing your tickets today!!!

 

*FEATURED HOMES*

Home of Jon & Chris Barr Family

228 North 4th Street

Decorated by The Little Traveler (630-232-4200)

Home of Carmi & Ed Bonifas

563 Creekside Drive

Decorated by SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens (630-232-1303) and Plandscape, Inc. (630-365-2558) with contributor All Chocolate Kitchen (630-232-2395)

Home of Mindy & Dan DeVito

1309 Cooper Lane

Decorated by Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center (630-377-6288)

Home of Jim & Kathy Coe Mizgalski

426 Maple Lane

Decorated by bb Interiors (630-262-9400) and Avant Gardenia (630-999-3030)

Santacaterina Family Home

616 Fulton Street

Decorated by Gatherings By Design (630-880-8792) and Plandscape, Inc. (630-365-2558)

Tickets are $35 per person and include the home tour, traditional holiday tea at the First Congregational Church (327 Hamilton Street) on Friday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm or on Saturday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, and a keepsake booklet with holiday decorating and entertaining ideas.

 

Ways To Order

Online HERE

Phone at (630)232-6060

Mail by filling out the form HERE and sending to:

Geneva Chamber Christmas House Tour

8 South Third Street

Geneva, IL 60134

In person at any of the following locations (Cash or Check only):

GENEVA CHAMBER (8 South Third Street)

bb INTERIORS (600 South First Street)

CITY OF GENEVA (22 South First Street)

COCOON (212 South Third Street)

COUNTRY NATURALS (316 Campbell Street)

HEINZ BROTHERS GREENHOUSE GARDEN CENTER (2010 East Main Street, St. Charles)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1308 Commons Drive)

THE LITTLE TRAVELER (404 South Third Street)

SG GENEVA/SCENTIMENTAL GARDENS (428 West State Street)



Image Credit: Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Mark Your Calendars for Holiday Homecoming!

by The Rullo Team

Kick off the start of the holiday season at the Fox River Valley’s favorite festive celebration: Holiday Homecoming!!! Head to beautiful downtown St. Charles on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th for a jolly good time. The weekend is filled with tons of family-friendly activities. The best part…..it is all FREE! Enjoy carols, seasonal treats, sleigh rides, and more with family, friends, and neighbors just in time for the holidays.


Friday, November 23rd: Be there for the Lighting of the Lights! Our very own Mayor Ray Rogina will help light up 1st Street Plaza. As the plaza becomes illuminated in festive splendor, enjoy an appearance by Santa and holiday carols starting at 5:00 pm.

 

Saturday, November 24th: Enjoy a full day of holiday cheer in downtown St. Charles. Head to the Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street) for a special screening of the holiday classic Home Alone at 10:00 am, with doors opening at 9:00 am. Take a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride on 1st Street from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas by visiting Santa’s House in the plaza between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Check out the spectacular Live Holiday Window Displays on Main and 1st Streets from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Finish the day by enjoying the always incredible Electric Christmas Parade on Main Street (between 6th Street & 4th Avenue), starting at 5:30 pm.



The Rullo Team wishes you a jolly good time at this year’s Holiday Homecoming in downtown St. Charles!



Image Credit: City of St. Charles

 

Tips to Prep Your Home for Thanksgiving Day Guests!

by The Rullo Team

Thanksgiving is next week! If you are hosting the big feast at your Fox River Valley  home, now is the perfect time to prepare so you feel less stress as the day approaches. Along with planning out your delicious menu, get your home ready so all your guests will be comfy and happy this holiday!


1. Keep It Bright!

You know your home like the back of your hand but your guests don't. Make sure that everyone can safely navigate throughout your home no matter what time of day it is. Check that all outdoor lights are working. Add nightlights to hallways and in bedrooms and bathrooms that guests will be using.

2. Clear The Space!

Remove all unnecessary clutter to accomodate more people in your house. Store these items out of the way in closests and the basement. Make sure you have ample space on counters and tables for all of your food prep.

3. Say Welcome!

Create an amazing first impression for guests as they enter your home by focusing on the foyer. Add some welcoming touches for a festive, homey feel. At the same time, keep it functional for your guests. With the colder weather, you will need ample space for guests to place their coats, shoes, and gear.

4. Get Your Kitchen Ready!

Your kitchen will be the central hub of your home next week so make sure that it is ready to go before the cooking starts. Have all essential items easily accessible. Make it possible for guests to keep you company as you cook by creating a comfortable hang spot for them in the kitchen.

5. Feels Like Home!

If guests are spending the night, make sure that they will be as comfortable as possible. Stock up on warm bedding for them to use. Even if they aren't sleeping over, have spots throughout your home where they can relax since we all get tired after the big feast!

6. Stock Up!

Make sure that all essential items are available in your home's bathroom to account for your additional guests. Stock up on toilet paper, towels, and toiletries for them to use. Keep these items in spots that are easy for guests to locate when they are needed.



The Rullo Team wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

 

Fox River Valley Polling Places!

by The Rullo Team

Election Day, November 6th, is here! No matter which candidates you are voting for this year it is important to have your voice heard! It is one of the great freedoms that we get to enjoy in this country. All polls in Illinois will be open tomorrow 6:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Looking for your local polling place? Here is a list of all polling places for the Fox Valley:

Batavia

 

  • JB Nelson School (334 William Wood Lane)
  • Congregational Church of Batavia (21 South Batavia Avenue)
  • HC Storm School (305 North Van Nortwick Avenue)
  • Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197 (645 South River Street)
  • Heritage Woods (1079 East Wilson Street)
  • Lincoln Inn Banquets (1345 South Batavia Avenue)
  • Grace McWayne Elementary School (3501 Hapner Way)
  • Jewel Middle School (1501 Waterford Road, North Aurora)
  • Cornerstone Community Baptist Church (307 Banbury Road, North Aurora)
  • Hoover Wood School (1640 Wagner Road)
  • Rotolo Middle School (1501 South Raddant Road)
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (950 Hart Road)

 

Geneva

 

  • Sunset Community Center (710 Western Avenue)
  • Baker Community Center (101 South 2nd Street, St. Charles)
  • Geneva High School (416 McKinley Avenue)
  • The Crossings Clubhouse (2684 Stone Circle)
  • Western Avenue Elementary School (1500 Western Avenue)
  • Pepper Valley Clubhouse (2105 Pepper Valley Drive)
  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (227 Eastside Drive)
  • Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197 (645 South River Street)
  • The Holmstad (700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia)
  • Chesapeake Commons (1490 Geneva Drive)
  • Chapelstreet Church (3435 Keslinger Road)

 

St. Charles  

 

  • Pottawatomie Community Center (8 North Avenue)
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1145 North 5th Avenue)
  • AMLI of St. Charles (100 Lakeside Drive)*
  • St. Charles Public Library (1 South 6th Avenue)
  • Baker Community Center (101 South 2nd Street)
  • St. Charles Free Methodist Church (214 Walnut Street)*
  • Valley View Baptist Church (6N656 Route 25)
  • New Covenant Bible Church (4N780 Randall Road)
  • Oaks of St. Charles Clubhouse (87 White Oak Circle)
  • Valley View Baptist Church (6N656 Route 25)
  • Kane County Branch Court Conference Center (530 South Randall Road)
  • Cumberland Green Club House (1798 Cumberland Green Drive)
  • Hosanna Lutheran Church (36W925 Red Gate Road)
  • Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (227 Eastside Drive, Geneva)
  • Thornwood Sports Core (850 East Thornwood Drive, South Elgin)
  • South Elgin Municipal Annex (1 West State Street, South Elgin)

 

 

To find your exact polling place, click HERE! Make sure to bring a valid form of identification.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Fox River Valley at the polls tomorrow! Happy Election Day!


 

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