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Yorkville chamber: BizBoo! brings out the fun

Liam Malley poses with Cadet Zachary Overmyer (left) Cadet Stephan Morris from Bristol-Kendall Fire Department during Yorkville Chamber Commerce's Biz

Liam Malley poses with Cadet Zachary Overmyer (left) and Cadet Stephan Morris from the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department during the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce's Biz Boo Halloween trick-or-treat event. | Submitted

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Updated: December 6, 2013 6:13AM

It was a day that I liked my job. A lot. It was fun to see everyone in good spirits as I traveled throughout Yorkville snapping photos of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Biz Boo! trick-or-treat event.

About 80 businesses participated, so I wasn’t able to get to them all, but the snapshots I got show parents and children full of smiles as they visited local business people, some who also wore costumes to add to the festive mood. Thanks to the Yorkville-area businesses and organizations that participated and made the day such fun.

In addition to trick-or-treating for candy and goodies, families enjoyed numerous activities, including horse-drawn wagon rides, “Bozo” buckets, face painting, photo contests, raffles and drawings, crafts, pumpkin-carving contests and more.

Children clearly loved the Touch-a-Truck event that returned this year with some new additions, including a Mobile Command Post from Homeland Security and a military Humvee. Children were delighted to sit in a fire truck or on a police motorcycle and explore all of the vehicles.

Our gratitude to the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department, Yorkville Police Department and Kendall County sheriff’s office for spending the day with us and being a major part of the event.

To view event photos, visit our website at and click on “gallery.”

As we prepare to enter into the holiday season, I hope you’ll mark your calendars and plan to visit downtown Yorkville and Riverfront Park from 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 23. The city is organizing its annual Holiday Under the Stars with a tree-lighting ceremony, Santa, Kris Kringle Market and holiday fireworks show.

Our November luncheon features an interesting topic. “Hunters & Gatherers in the 21st Century,” presented by Sue Mersch, will explore differences in communication styles between men and women. In an entertaining and informative manner, Mersch will identify instincts that play out in our modern lives to create confusion, misunderstandings and frustrations.

The public is invited to this luncheon/program on Nov. 12 at Kennedy Pointe Restaurant & Pub (at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course). For details and to RSVP, visit our website,, or call the chamber office.

Sherri Farley is the executive director of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at 630-553-6853.

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