June 25 is Welcome to Morton Grove Day

June 25 is Welcome to Morton Grove Day at the Morton Grove Farmers’ Market. Welcome to Morton Grove Day is our first major festival of 2011. We hope that all Morton Grove residents will gather at the Market to celebrates our wonderful village and enjoy the festivities with their neighbors. Even if you are just visiting Morton Grove, please stop by the Market this Saturday and meet the fine people of our local schools, government, organizations and groups.

The MG Chamber of Commerce and IndustryMG Historical Museum, MG Park District, MG Community Relations Commission, MG EMA, Terrace Gardens, MG Garden Club, Friends of the MG Forest Preserve, Master Gardener Pat Reband, North Shore Senior Center, MG Women’s Club, MG Foundation, Parkview PTO, Golf PTA, Melzer School, Muslim Community Center, Jerusalem Lutheran Church and School, St. Martha’s Church, MG Community Church, AYSO, MGBSA, American Legion / Auxiliary, RB Systems, and Total Athleticare will all welcome everyone to Morton Grove.

Benhart Farms offers a wide variety of hormone free beef, all natural pork, cage free chicken, free range eggs, etc.

Of course, our regular vendors will be there, as well as The Crepe ShackLifeway KefirLaz Cosmetics, and Terra Nostra Jewelry.  The featured vendor this week is Benhart Farms.

Musician Steve Justman returns again to his roots for this repeat performance to celebrate Morton Grove.  Steve Justman will perform at our Market four times this season:  May 7th, June 25th, July 23rd, and August 27th.

My name is Steve Justman and it’s my pleasure to entertain again this year at the Morton Grove Farmer’s Market.  I play at other markets but the Morton Grove one is special because I grew up there and have great memories doing so in the 50s and 60s.  Because of this and the stories and history I relate when I am performing, Mary Busch has been able to get me sponsorship from the Morton Grove Historical Society and Park District. Needless to say, it is wonderful to stay connected to my old home town.

I have been performing in the Chicago area for many years singing what I call the Roots of Americana which is the Vintage folk and classic country and pop music that influenced so many.  I have a web site at www.stevejustman.com and am also on facebook.

Ryan of RC Juggles delights children of all ages with balloon creations, juggling, and yo-yo tricks.

RC Juggle will be providing amazing balloon entertainment as well as street performances with juggling, yo-yo’s and much more.  Good, wholesome fun for the entire family.  Ryan / RCJuggle has been entertaining the greater Chicagoland area for over a decade, last year he made over 50,000 balloons and Smiles and Hopes to double the accomplishment this year with 100,000 smiles :).

Welcome to Morton Grove Day will feature a bouncy house, free face painting and henna tattooing, free books and crafts from the Morton Grove Public Library, and much more!

Bouncy House at the Morton Grove Farmers' Market