March Lunch & Learn
Edwardsville Township served as a sponsor of the 2018 Rotary Criterium, which was held in downtown Edwardsville in August. Edwardsville Township Supervisor Fred Schulte and members of the Township Board of Trustees, joined by Township staff and volunteers, handed out balloons and helped SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Glennon kids Safety Program coordinate bike helmet fittings for area children. Nearly 200 helmets were provided by the Township through a grant from Kohl’s.
Edwardsville Township Supervisor Fred Schulte kicks off the Township’s August 2018 Lunch & Learn showcasing nutrition programs available to seniors and low-income residents throughout the region. Edwardsville Township Trustee Kenny Krumeich and Clerk Dave Schwind were among those who attended the event.
2018 Touch-A-Truck, which was held at Edwardsville Township Community (Airplane) Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018, was a great success! More than 30 organizations participated, sending vehicles and hosting fun stations throughout the Park, and more than 20 organizations made donations. Donations are used to support area organizations, including Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville.
In November, Thanks to Touch-A-Truck we were able to collect can goods from the community to create Thanksgiving baskets. Edwardsville Township delivered 20 baskets for families from Edwardsville Community District 7 schools. Hansen Meat Company provided 20 vouchers so each family could receive a free turkey.
Kelan’s Wheelchair Accessible Swing in Edwardsville Township Park was one of the project winners in the healthy futures category for the 2018 Governor’s Hometown Award. This swing was made possible because of Kelan’s Make-A-Wish. Kelan’s wish was to provide a swing in the park for children with disabilities.
We had a great turn out at the November Lunch and Learn at SIUE Morris University Center in the Hickory/Hackberry room. The topic was personal safety and we had some great speakers who taught and demonstrated lessons about safety.
Come see our newly resurfaced skating rink!
A special thank you to McConnell & Associates for their hard work.
Did you know you can now reserve the skating rink online? Click here to get started!
Mission Preservation Complete!
With restoration complete, the U.S. Navy A7E Corsair on display at Edwardsville Township Park was raised back to its display pylon by Keller Construction.
The restoration is the culmination of a multi-year project to restore the historic aircraft, which had remained on the pylon since it was originally installed in Township Park by Keller Construction in 1991.
A special thank you to Keller Construction and the Flight Deck Veterans Group for all of their hard work!
BOY SCOUT BUILDS GAGA BALL PIT
AT EDWARDSVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY PARK
Eagle Scout Candidate Jonathan Self constructed a Gaga Ball Pit at Edwardsville Township Community Park for his Eagle Service Project.
Edwardsville Township Park Bat Houses
In an effort to reduce mosquito levels, Edwardsville Township will be installing three bat houses in Township Park to encourage bats to remain and naturally control the mosquito population in the area. Bats are an environmentally friendly way in which the Township can additionally control for mosquitoes while continuing the summer spray schedule.
The bat houses will be installed in the park on Tuesday, September 6 and will feature informational signage about bats and their pest control abilities. For more information on the bat house installation in Township park, please call the Edwardsville Township Office at 618-656-0292.
Check out the following news stories about our bat houses!
KSDK – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats
KMOX – Edwardsville Looks To Bats To Control Mosquito Population
Advantage News – Bats to battle park pests in Edwardsville
EdGlen Today.com – Edwardsville Township fights mosquitoes with bats
Edwardsville Township is one of the oldest townships in the State of Illinois, having been established in 1808, and is located within Madison County in southwestern Illinois. The Township is comprised of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside these two municipalities. Currently there are three offices within the township that serves residents: Township Supervisor, Township Assessor and Township Highway Commissioner.