Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 20, 2024The Village of Frankfort encourages residents to clean up our community between 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM.  Gloves, garbage bags, and a free t-shirt will be provided to all participants.  T-shirts and supplies can be picked up from the Village of Frankfort, 432 W. Nebraska Street, on Saturday, April 20 between 8:00 - 9:00 AM.  

volunteer lunch @ 11:30 AMEnjoy free pizza and cookies as token of our appreciation! 
Utilities/Public Works Facility
524 Center Road

The Village designated various locations throughout the community that require cleanup.  Volunteers are asked to pick up trash and debris.  Gloves and bags are provided.  Please contact Sue Lynchey at 815-469-2177 to sign up for location(s).

  • Old Plank Road Trail from Elsner Road east to Oak Street
  • Old Plank Road Trail from Elsner Road west to 108th Avenue
  • Old Plank Road Trail from White Street to Pfeiffer Road
  • Elsner Road to Nebraska Street
  • Laraway Road between Center Road & 80th Avenue
  • 116th Avenue from railroad tracks to Laraway Road
  • Around pond near The Creamery
  • Rt. 30 from Locust Street to Wolf Road
  • Rt. 45 to Scheer Road
  • Rt. 45 from Laraway Road to Old Frankfort Way
  • Sauk Trail from Center Road to Harlem Avenue
  • Harlem Avenue from Rt. 30 to Laraway Road
  • 80th Avenue along Laraway Road
  • Pfeiffer Road from Rt. 30 to Laraway Road
  • St. Francis Road from Rt. 45 to 88th Avenue
  • Breidert Green
  • Lakeview Estates Park area
  • Butternut Park area
  • HOA entrances
Garbage collected should be placed near the road for collection by the Public Works Department.  HOAs should place collected garbage near the entrance to the subdivision.  Please contact the Village of Frankfort at 815-469-2177 to notify and request the Public Works Department to pick up garbage placed at HOA entrances.

Prizes Awarded
Volunteers have the chance to win a gift card to a local business!

Here's How to Play
During cleanup, keep any eye out for large and unusual items.  A $25 gift card will be issued to a volunteer from each age group (Children 16 & under, Adults) for:  
  1. Largest Item Collected
  2. Strangest Item Collected
  3. Dirtiest Volunteer
The collector of the most trash bags (bags must be full) will win a $100 gift card. One winner (individual or group of 10 or fewer) eligible.

Here's How to Enter
Submit your photo for any category to Sue Lynchey by Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 AM.  Please include:
  1. Category
  2. Name
  3. Phone Number
  4. Age Group
Winners will be notified during the luncheon.

Photos of your experience may be used in a video collage for FCTV and the Village of Frankfort Facebook page.

Students can Earn Community Service HoursPlease contact Sue Lynchey at 815-469-2177 to get credit for service hours.