July 4th Fireworks

July 4th Fireworks- The annual fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 4th starting at 9:30pm. As always, any donations towards the cost of the display would be greatly appreciated! If you are set up for paper billing, you will receive a donation envelope with your Spring garbage/recycling invoice for your convenience. All donations can be mailed or dropped off at the FLA office. You can also make a donation by clicking on the “donate” button at the bottom of each page on www.fyrelake.org.

Painting Class at the Covered Bridge Park

Fyre Lake Covered Brige Park

Tim Griffin will be holding a painting class on Saturday, August 13th at Covered Bridge Park. The class starts at 1:00pm and costs $40 per person. All necessary supplies are included in that price. Check out Tim's posts on the community Facebook page for examples of the techniques that he will be teaching. The class is open to everyone, so feel free to invite your friends and family!


Traveling Hors d’oeuvres Party

The Traveling Hors d'oeuvres Party is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th this year starting at 6:00pm. The traveling hors d'oeuvres party is an annual Fyre Lake tradition that visits host homes for food and drinks. This event is always a lot of fun and a great way to meet your neighbors! We still need 1 or 2 more host homes for the event. If you would like to volunteer to fill one of these open host spots, or would like additional information, please contact the organizer, Angie Sierens, at sheehan_am hotmail.com or on Facebook (Angie Sheehan-Sierens) as soon as possible. Also, if you plan on attending, please let Angie know if you haven't already.

Annual Halloween Party

Fyre Lake Covered Brige Park

Members, The annual Halloween Party will be Saturday, October 15th starting at 4pm. Please see the attachment for details. Also, Angie DeHamer, the event organizer, still needs the following: People to make chili for the cook-off Spooks for the Haunted Hayrack ride. Prefer teenagers & adults, but she'll take younger too as they have adult supervision Volunteers to help set up Saturday morning Someone to play a witch from 6-7pm in the haunted trail Please text/call Angie at 309-314-1880 if you're interested in helping with any of the above.


Members, The day & time for trick-or-treating has been changed to Saturday, October 29th from 4-7pm (instead of Halloween day).  Also, regular yard waste pickup will cease for the season after next week. Yard waste pickup will still be available, but you will need to contact the office to make pickup arrangements starting the week of October 23rd.

March board meeting [rescheduled]

Fyre Lake Association Office 513 Fyre Lake Dr, Sherrard, IL, United States

Members, Due to scheduling issues, the March board meeting will be held on March 1st (instead of March 8th). Thanks! Rachel

Mercer County Consolidated Election

Sherrard Fire Department 101 E 1st Street, Sherrard, IL, United States

A variety of local government and school positions are up for votes in the upcoming April 4 elections. Early voting is open at the Mercer County Courthouse in the office of the county clerk from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, as well as Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Grace period and in-person absentee voting are available at those same times. Same-day registration and voting is available on Tuesday, April 4 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and requires two forms of ID showing the current name and address. Here are some notable elections for the county: Sherrard Mayor Village Trustee Library Trustee School board members in: Alwood #225 Mercer County #404 Rockridge #300 Sherrard #200 United #304 Sherrard Public Library District - Proposition to increase the annual public library tax rate Shall the annual public library tax rate for the Sherrard Public Library District,…

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Annual Election + Voting Judges Needed

Sherrard Fire Department 101 E 1st Street, Sherrard, IL, United States

Members, The annual meeting and election will be held April 5, 2023 at the Sherrard Fire Station . There are two terms ending this year - those of Nick Sim and Sam Hergert. If you would like to be considered for one of these seats on the board, please submit your resume, including why you would be a good candidate for the position, by mail, to P.O. Box 398, Sherrard, IL 61281. Your resume must be received by February 28th for your name to appear on the ballot. To qualify for a position on the board, you must be a member in good standing, i.e., no outstanding balance for dues or garbage. Also, I need three or four volunteers to act as voting judges for the upcoming annual election. Voting judges must be available to arrive at the Sherrard Fire Station at 5:30pm on the evening of the annual meeting…

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Annual Fyre Lake Easter Egg hunt

Fyre Lake Swimmers Beach

The annual Fyre Lake Easter Egg hunt will be Saturday, April 8th and will be held at the beach this year, instead of at Covered Bridge Park, due to the muddy conditions at the park caused by the dredging of the pond. Since there will be limited parking, we highly encourage members to carpool or drive golf carts to the event this year. The actual Easter egg hunt happens at 3pm sharp but there will be other activities/games starting at 2:30.

Fyre Lake Community Cleanup

Fyre Lake Maintenance Building

Community cleanup will be this Saturday, May 6th. Anyone who would like to help in the cleanup, should meet at the maintenance building at 10am.

Fyrework Finisher

Volunteers are needed to organize the Fyrework Finisher, which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 27th. If you would like to help, please contact the FLA office. More info TBA