Barrington Hills Residents Celebrate Great Open Spaces

Barrington Hills News
October 26, 2016

Open space is one of the most important factors most residents of Barrington Hills love about living in the community.

The annual 'Hills Are Alive' Festival celebrates the lifestyle residents enjoy and the many organizations and service providers that work hard to help them maintain it.

Started in 2013 by Village President Martin McLaughlin and Village Trustee Colleen Konicek, hundreds of residents look forward to the event each year. Families enjoy pony rides, games, learning about nature, meeting their police and firemen, listening to music, enjoying food & drinks, and taking a long hay ride through beautiful preserved landscape that is part of the Barrington Hills Forest Preserve.

"Fourth annual hills are alive festival was another success with over
600 area residents joining us," shared President McLaughlin. "Hills
Are Alive was organized again this year by volunteers under the
direction of Anna Paul the Village's Communications Director and
Clerk. The festival goal is to to bring families and neighbors
together and celebrate all of the wonderful organizations activities,
our beautiful community affords."

This year, the Barrington Lions Club helped out serving hot dogs and burgers. Each child attending was also provided a kite to enjoy, which many did immediately at the festival.