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The Village of Hartford Illinois, 140 West Hawthorne, Hartford Illinois 62048. (618) 251-2680
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Hartford Beautification is a quasi-governmental group that joins together to improve the image of the community. This group of devoted individuals have come together to design and plant over 300 bushes and tress to beautify Hartford's front door. This enthusiastic group marketed trees and bricks to the community to establish a new Memorial Park highlighted by a Williamsburgh Pagoda Gazebo. A beautiful park providing honor to Hartford's finest.
The group rededicated the Veterans Memorial in honor of all those who sacrificed themselves so that we could remain free. The Veterans Memorial pays homage to veterans of all wars with its three flag poles showing respect for country, state, and POW-MIAs.
Hartford Beautification continues to build community spirit with the Annual Halloween Parade, complete with floats, horses, costume judging, and lots of candy. Fun is had by all in this community event. The ghost and ghouls are joined by fire trucks from local communities and industry. Hartford Beautification hosts the annual Craft Show in November and Old Fashioned Community Christmas in December, events developed to bring the community together and celebrate. Small towns are great places to be!
Hartford is blessed with great community parks. The village is extremely proud of its 17 acre 7th Street Park providing softball/baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, play structure, horseshoes, picnicking, bandstand, shelters, and a walking/jogging path. A great place for family gatherings.
The village is also proud of it's Memorial Park with its memorial bricks, trees, and gazebo built with volunteer labor. A pleasant place to relax.
A mini park is located across the street from the Police Department, providing a quiet spot to sit and enjoy.
The Hartford Senior Citizen center provides a daily lunch program for seniors and a walking program. Open from 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday, this site offers lunch, bingo, pinochle, companionship and exercise. A great group to know to find out about the community, call for details 618.251.2688. This facility which offers a gymnasium and cafe is available to rent in the evening and weekends. For more information call 618.251.2690 ext 10
Hartford, is proudly located at the beginning of our nation's newest National Scenic Byway!