Seeking Businesses for Barn | India Day Returns | Last Fling Dedication

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Seeking Businesses for Barn

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s ad hoc committee is looking for local businesses that want to partner up. They’re seeking businesses and groups with mission-aligned uses for the Greene Farm Barn, located on the corner of Hobson and Greene Roads. Those interested in using the historic barn for activities, classes, exhibits, performances, and more are encouraged to consider it as the setting for those ideas. Businesses may contact ad hoc committee chair Rachel Jenness at


India Day Returns

Naperville will be celebrating 72 years of India’s independence this weekend with India Day. On Sunday, August 11, the all-day event will take over Knoch Park, bringing authentic food, shops, music and of course lots fun. This marks Indian Community Outreach’s fifth year of the event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The India Day Parade also kicks off at 4 p.m. at Naperville Central High School. If you can’t join us curbside, you can tune on to watch it live.


Last Fling Dedication

The Naperville Jaycees have announced that a day of The Last Fling will be dedicated to the Aurora Police Foundation. The dedication is an effort to remember the heroic actions made by the first responders during the deadly shooting incident at the Henry Pratt Company in February of this year. To mark Sunday, September 1 as a day of community, partnership, and servitude, the National Anthem will be led by Aurora Police Officer Christopher Weaver, and all proceeds gathered at beverage tent tip jars that day will go back to the police foundation. Check The Last Fling’s website for more details.


Junior National Swimming Championships

The National Club Swimming Association Junior National Swimming Championships are being held this week and several local swimmers from the Fox Valley Swim Club have already brought home medals. Neuqua Valley junior Rachel Stege won the women’s 200 meter freestyle championship. Stege was also a key member of the champion 200 meter free relay team, which featured fellow Wildcats Tiffanie Ruan and Megan Ciezczak, and Metea Valley junior McKenna Stone. The same quartet also won gold in the 400 meter freestyle relay last night, while setting a new NCSA meet record with a time of 3:48.63.

On the men’s side, Brian Daugherty and Aayush Deshpande from Waubonsie Valley, along with Jimmy Senese and Connor Boyle from Neuqua Valley won the 200 meter free relay gold medal. Daugherty, Boyle, Deshpande and Brian Knothe from Waubonsie won the 200 medley relay gold medal as well. Congrats to all the swimmers!