Jane Primack, President of the Long Grove Historical Society, started the campaign as a fundraiser for the upkeep of the village’s historic buildings. “This money will be used to help maintain our three historical buildings in Long Grove that are part of our historical society including the farmhouse museum, the Archer School, and the Ruth Barn”, she said.
The goal was to raise $2,500 but it reached $7,412. The idea for this election came about from similar fundraising events in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky and Fair Haven, and Vermont.
Long Grove, which is northwest of Chicago and has a population of around 8,000, is a little town that preserved its original farming roots. It is known for its historic buildings, cobblestone walks that wind through downtown, and lush flowering garden set in a rural atmosphere. They hold festivals throughout the year including Chocolate Fest, Summer Fest, Craft Beer Days, and Apple Fest.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no fundraising event was held in 2020.