Hot Dog Day

Thanks for another great Hot Dog Day!
See you next year!

Friday, August 3, 2018

11 AM – 2 PM

A summertime favorite for more than 40 years!

Join us downtown for this annual tradition!  Serving up 25¢ hot dogs, chips & drinks (while supplies last), along with a whole host of sidewalk sales, fun fair games and activities for kids of all ages!

2018 Cooking Sites:

Air Play Espresso & Bakery | 115 E. 3rd Street

Big Brothers Big Sisters cooking at Live Better Chiropractic | 105 W. 3rd Street

City of Sterling Police Department at City Hall | 212 3rd Avenue

Golden Key Gifts | Corner of Avenue G & W. 4th Street

Grummert’s Hardware | 424 Locust Street

JJM Printing | Light Street Alley

Knutsen Cabinets & Countertops | 101 E. 2nd Street

Midland States Bank | 302 First Avenue

Smitty’s Sew-n-Vac | 505 E. 3rd Street


25¢ Cookies at Aurelio’s Bake Shop

Free Ice Cream at CGH Vision Center

Dunk Tank at Champ’s on Light Street

25¢ draft specials at the Factory Pub-n-Grub

Sidewalk Sales & Specials at
UOI Boutique
Mead’s Bike Shop
Merle Norman
Smoked on 3rd
Primitive Frills
Grummert’s Hardware
Golden Key Gifts

25¢ nail polish and FREE hair braiding at Educators of Beauty

Fun Fair in the parking lot of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley featuring a wide array of kids’ activities

Games & activities provided by the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, Sterling Rock Falls Family YMCA, United Way, U of I Extension, Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, Head Start, Morningside of Sterling, Twin City Farmers Market, B.L.I.N.D. and a Photo Scavenger Hunt brought to you by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Face painting by Crystal Blue Artistic Expressions at the Sterling Main Street Office

Car Wash provided by B.L.I.N.D. student leadership group in the parking lot at City Hall (FREE, but donations appreciated)

Special Movie Matinee of Christopher Robin at the Sterling Theater starting at 1:00 PM

Special Display of the 2018 Bridge the Community Banners

The artwork being featured on the banners this year is:

1. Lion Fish, Grace M., 12th grade, Morrison High School
2. Hariette in the Milky Way, Bayleigh B., 7th grade, Morrison Junior High
3. Untitled, Elaina P., 2nd grade, Milledgeville Elementary
4. I Have a Dream, Jared R., 12th grade, Unity Christian High School, Fulton
5. Indigo, Leah S., 7th grade, Morrison Junior High
6. Random, Silas G., 3rd grade, Woodlawn Arts Academy
7. Untitled, Hannah S., 11th grade, Rock Falls High School
8. Piece of Cake, Clara B., 8th grade, Morrison Junior High
9. Bear Walking with the Northern Lights, Jozlynn C., 3rd grade, Milledgeville Elementary
10. The Criminal, Quinn S., 12th grade, Morrison High School
11. *ROAR*, Lindsey J., 8th grade, Woodlawn Arts Academy
12. Macaroni Turtle, Alivia G., 4th grade, Southside Elementary, Morrison

Artwork featured on the banners was chosen by community members who voted on their favorites during the first two weeks of the Academy’s 2018 Student-Teacher Art Exhibit. The artwork was also featured in Woodlawn’s Summer 2018 Arts Program Guide. The Academy is an agency of United Way of Whiteside and Lee counties.

This is the fourth series of banners to be installed through the Academy’s partnership with Bridge the Community.

Area youth from the BLIND Student Leadership Group will be helping us out this year.  From running kids activities, helping cook & serve the hot dogs, selling our annual t-shirts, running a car wash, help with picking up litter, and documenting their journey on social media, these young leaders will be a dominate force in the success of this year’s event.

BLIND (Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die) is a leadership program for students in 11th and 12th grade.  BLIND schools include Dixon, Fulton, Morrison, Newman, Rock Falls and Prophetstown.  We are thankful for the contribution they are making to this year’s event!

2018 Hot Dog Day T-shirts

Pick up your official 2018 Hot Dog Day T-shirt!  $3 each or 2/$5.   Limited quantities available in youth & adult sizes.

T-shirts will be available for purchase at the following locations:
• Fun Fair in YWCA Parking Lot
• Grummert’s Hardware
• Light Street Alley near JJM Printing
• City Hall
• 1st Avenue near Midland States Bank

THANK YOU to our 2018 T-shirt Sponsors:
Blvd Pub and Grub • Big Dicks Custom Rods • D&E Furniture • Educators  of Beauty • Golden Key Gifts • Grummert’s Hardware • SBM • J&M Memories • JJM Printing • UOI Boutique • Majeski Motors • Manny’s Pizza • Sterling Theater • Massage Works/Merle Norman • VeriFacts • Mead’s Bike Shop • Mattox Insurance • Showplace Antiques • Smitty’s Sew-n-Vac • McCloud & Assoc. Architects • Smoked on 3rd • Sterling Barbershop • Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce • The Factory Pub-n-Grub • Warners MVP Lounge