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Sauganash Holiday Spirit

SCA elf delivers award to the Perkaus Santa.

Holiday spirit was evident on every Sauganash street this season! To celebrate the efforts of our residents in creating this spectacular Christmas show, the SCA elves delivered 300 decoration recognition ribbons and awarded prizes in 7 special categories. The awardees were: the Desecki home on Kilpatrick for “Animated”; the Peters home on Kolmar for “Colorful”; the Jensen home on Kenneth for “Creative”; the Benzinger home (Swan Lake) on Kilbourn for “Electrified”; the Perkaus home on Lemont for “Traditional”; the Carini home (Elves) on Knox for “Whimsical”; and the Kemnetz home on Kirby for “Unique.” Thank you to all who added to the Sauganash glow this year! 

We’d like to send a special shout-out to the residents on the 5900 block of Knox for their “golden star”- themed decorations! Also, the “lighted tree” theme evident on many front lawns in the 5800 block of Kenton sends a message of unity to passers-by.

The Peter’s colorful winter wonderland.

We recognize that Sauganash is a very special community. So, when WTTW decided to feature it on a recent Chicago Tonight show, we were delighted to suggest “not to be missed” sights around our neighborhood. The holiday lights of Sauganash became the theme of the show and Mark Desecki, one of our home decoration award winners, was interviewed about the history of his Christmas display. SCA president Michelle Whatley discussed the impact of COVID on our community and the owners of the Sauganash Grill talked about opening a business during these challenging times. Decorated homes were featured as background scenes throughout the program.

Since many of the SCA sponsored member events had to be cancelled for this year, a special “thank you” coupon was sent to the current membership so they could add a special dessert or appetizer to their Colletti’s food order during December and January. Happy Holidays! 


Time to renew The SCA will be on hand at the entrance of Sauganash Park on election day Tuesday encouraging residents to renew their 2020-21 membership; look for us near the park’s main entrance adjacent to the windows that face the small courtyard to get a glimpse of Sauganash Park’s new pollinator garden! Residents who renew on Election Day will also receive a FREE seedling kit! 

You can also mail-in your $40.00 payment to Sauganash Community Association, P. O. Box 46319, Chicago, Illinois 60646 (include your name, address and email) or renew directly online at Sauganash.org.

Sauganash School Meals Available for all Local Children

Sauganash School has bagged breakfast and lunches available for ALL children in the community that need it, whether or not they attend Sauganash school. Up to three bagged breakfasts and lunches can be picked up  for every child between 8am-1pm at the main entrance. You don’t need to check in or provide your name. Food is appropriate for all children over the age of 2. Because sites are subject to change daily please check this map before you go.

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Pg1DoorSince 1924 the Sauganash Community Association has worked to advance the interests of our northwestern corner of Chicago and to ensure our neighborhood always remains a vibrant and wonderful place to live.

We actively work to represent the wishes of our neighbors for issues like O’Hare noise and zoning as well as other affairs that come up from time to time.

We also engage in beautification projects for the neighborhood, we provide snow plowing and mosquito spraying, and we organize three events annually: a 4th of July parade and picnic, a special SCA members’ party, and a 5K run.

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Sauganash Community Association • PO Box 46319 • Chicago, Illinois 60646

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If you have not yet renewed your membership you can also mail-in your $40.00 payment to Sauganash Community Association, P. O. Box 46319, Chicago, Illinois 60646 or renew directly online at Sauganash.org.