About Our Town Cicero
Our Town Cicero is a community organization dedicated to strengthening the vibrancy of Cicero by promoting local businesses & partnerships so all may visit, eat, play & live.
Building Momentum for the Cicero Community
Our Town Cicero (OTC) was organized in September of 2015, and is working to bring members of the Cicero community together.
That effort includes the publication of a monthly newsletter outlining activities, spotlighting businesses, highlighting weather information, and featuring helpful hints from health professionals, and the police, fire, and parks departments. It also includes information of local interest, a column devoted to the American Legion, recipes, and activities for our kids. OTC is fortunate to have the support of local businesses who advertise in the publication to help defray the cost of publishing this free monthly newsletter.
Developing Activities for the Entire Community
The Taste of Chocolate is held in February at 10 West in Downtown Cicero. In 2016, we had 22 businesses and organizations participating and 150 invited guests.
In April, OTC sponsored its first Murder Mystery Dinner at 10 West. Guests were encouraged to dress in 1920’s garb while they tried to solve The Murder at the Juice Joint. The first Mystery Dinner included 40 attendees.
OTC’s signature event, Dine on the Causeway, took place September 10th. The evening was a huge success with 264 guests attending.
In October, OTC sponsored its second annual Fall Festival and Costume Parade. This free kid-friendly festival was held at the Cicero Community Park and included over 300 children and adults.
The culmination of this year’s OTC activity calendar is the First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, December 3rd.
Thank You to our Volunteers and Community Sponsors
Each of the OTC activities is made possible by the dedication and hard work on the part of volunteers and sponsors in the Cicero community. Events like the Taste of Chocolate, the Murder Mystery Dinner, and Dine on the Causeway necessitate charging admission for those who attend, but any monies raised by these events are used to defray the costs incurred for those activities, the publication of the newsletter, and to make it possible to open the Fall Festival and Tree Lighting Festival to the public free of charge.