Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July from your Butterfield Homeowners Administration! We continue to serve you in a variety of ways, including making sure our entrance signs are properly groomed, and decorated at least twice per year, on Independence Day and on Christmas Day. If you would like to have us decorate for other holidays, such as Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving, please email us at butterfieldhomeownersassoc@gmail.com, and make sure to pay your dues so we can afford to purchase more decorations for our signs.

Independence Day Celebrations
Butterfield is literally surrounded by great, professional fireworks displays. Lombard, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, and many more cities have displays that can actually be seen from the many restaurants along Butterfield Road. If you would like to see them up close, here is a list of the most popular shows around the Butterfield area with links providing directions courtesy of Google Maps:

The village of Lombard’s fireworks show this year will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 4 at Madison Meadow Park.

Downers Grove and Woodridge
The villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge will host a combined Fourth of July celebration, starting with a parade at 1:00 p.m. on July 4, stepping off from Main Street and Grant Street and traveling south to Warren Avenue. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. that night, and can be seen at 75th Street and Lemont Road, as well as several parking lots in the area.

Glen Ellyn
The town of Glen Ellyn’s traditional fourth of July celebration returns, with a parade at noon on July 4 followed by fireworks at dusk at Lake Ellyn Park.

Carol Stream
Carol Stream will host their celebration on July 4 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Ross Ferraro Town Center. The event begins with food concessions opening at 6 p.m., and a performance from the Hillbilly Rockstarz at 7 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Naperville will host a free firework show at the Frontier Sports Complex for the fourth year in a row. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

For a complete list of all of the fireworks shows in the Chicago area, visit Illinois Fireworks: Full list of Chicago, suburban fireworks shows for July 3,4.

Our Lloyd entrance sign, looking fancy in its red, white, and blue patriotic regalia. If you would like to get involved in decorating and maintaining our entrance signs or have any other ideas on how to make the 4th more spectacular, contact President Doug Elwell at butterfieldhomeownersassoc@gmail.com and be part of the winning team.

Circus Vasquez @ Yorktown Mall!
If you are looking for an alternative to the usual fireworks or would like to see the circus the day after, the circus is in town at our very own Yorktown Mall! Circus Vasquez has several remaining shows through July 7th. You can get tickets here: https://tickets.circusvazquez.com/event/lombard-il

The Next Issue of The DuPage Guardian
The next issue of The DuPage Guardian will be delayed due to scheduling conflicts and will come out in late summer instead of in June as planned. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to read in The Guardian, please send all requests to butterfieldhomeownersassoc@gmail.com

The DuPage Guardian is published by the DuPage Homeowners Authority (DHA). The DHA provides advice and consultation for homeowner’s associations, community associations, and related organizations throughout DuPage County. The DuPage Guardian is meant to serve as the voice and the conscience of DuPage County, as a means to communicate local, area, county, and relevant state news to homeowners in both DuPage County and throughout the Chicagoland area, and to encourage our readers to be both responsible citizens and good neighbors.