The Village of Woodridge will host a special book signing and ice cream social on Saturday, July 30, from 10 AM-12 PM at Village Hall, 5 Plaza Drive, to celebrate the launch of the book, Images of America: Woodridge by Jo Fredell Higgins. The book describes how Woodridge began on farmlands and became a prosperous community. A celebratory program begins at 10 AM in the Village Board Room and Cold Stone Creamery will provide complimentary ice cream starting at 11 AM.
The book is available to purchase online for $23.99 starting on July 18. Those who attend the special book signing and ice cream social may buy the book at a discounted price of $16. Woodridge will donate the book sales net proceeds from the special book signing to local non-profit organizations. Following the special book signing, Woodridge will sell signed copies of the book at Village Hall for the $16 discounted price – while supplies last.
Arcadia Publishing, the company publishing the book, is best known for its iconic Images of America series that chronicles the history of small towns across the country. Using a unique pictorial format, the Images of America series includes small slices of hometown history that detail the often forgotten aspects of American life.
“This year marks the 63rd year of our incorporation as a Village, and our history helped shape Woodridge’s identity and values,” said Mayor Gina Cunningham. “I hope people that read this book will find that the community spirit within Woodridge today is a part of our heritage.”