Saturday, March 11, 2023
By: Mark Walus
Since 2010, Rotary Grovefest has established itself as one of the western suburbs 'can't-miss' summer festivals. With an array of carnival attractions, outstanding live entertainment, and delicious food and beverage options, it is no wonder why so many people flock to downtown Downers Grove each summer. Now the largest volunteer-run fundraising event in Downers Grove, Grovefest is ALL about Community. The Rotary Club of Downers Grove reinvests all proceeds to support causes in and around our community. In 2022, the club donated over $100,000 to more than 30 non-profit organizations, along with over a dozen high school service and music scholarships. This year we are adding additional scholarships for students going into trade school.

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The Grove Express Foundation invites the public to participate in the 2022 Grove Express 5K Run/Walk to benefit education and youth programs.

In 2021, three local organizations partnered together to carry forward the important tradition of a Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk — a staple for so many families around Downers Grove. Representatives from the Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58, the Rotary Club of Downers Grove, and the Roadrunners Soccer Club formed the Grove Express Foundation to uphold the mission of investing in education, youth programs, and scholarships in our community.