Alpha is an attractive and friendly community that maintains the simple pleasures of rural living, pride of place, and an emphasis on diversity and opportunity for all ages while making a positive impact for future generations.
Recent Announcements and Community News:
We hope all who came out to the 2017 Spirit of Alpha Christmas Celebration on December 2nd had a great time eating with friends, visiting Santa, decorating Christmas trees and voting on their favorite lighted houses throughout town! Thanks to all of our sponsors and the community for a great turnout; we couldn’t have done it without you!
We’ve just posted our 2017-2018 Village newsletter, click here to check it out: 2017-2018 Village of Alpha Newsletter
The Spirit of Alpha Christmas Celebration hosted a Trivia Night at the Oxford American Legion on October 28th. Turnout was great with over 65 trivia enthusiasts present. All donations from the event went towards the December 2nd Spirit of Alpha Christmas Celebration event, which featured a visit from Santa, a chili supper hosted by the Legion, a tree decorating and Christmas lighting contest, and many more family activities!
The first annual daylong Spirit of Alpha Days festival on September 9 was a great success! Attended by hundreds of Alpha area residents, there was plenty of family oriented activities–from a scavenger hunt to meals consisting of breakfast, lunch, and supper, a petting zoo, street dance (for those 21 years and older), multiple vendors and 5 bounce houses! The Lighted Parade, which has been running for over ten years, was the perfect ending to a wonderful day of events. Check out some photos from the day below:
Beginning on Thursday, July 6, Alpha Community Team (ACT) began sponsoring a weekly community meal called Grub at the Gazebo. Free of charge to any organization, Grub at the Gazebo allows local clubs and non-profits to provide a meal for $5 and keep all money collected as a fundraiser. Just wrapping up their first year, Grub at the Gazebo served 1,277 meals and raised $6,500 for Alpha area clubs, organizations, and not-for-profits!
Groups that have volunteered and raised funds this past summer include Maranatha Chapel, AlWood Youth Association, AlWood Food Pantry, Mobile Meals, ACT, Mystic Dance, Harvest Bible Chapel, and many more! Check out ACT’s Facebook page to learn more, or check the Calendar of Events on this website.
The Village of Alpha has entered into a partnership with University of Illinois Extension and conducted a series of community meetings that resulted in the development of a Village of Alpha Community Action Plan, which can be read by clicking here.
Through this process, we have identified some actionable projects and are forming teams to help us implement our vision and projects. Click here for more information and learn how to get involved!