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The Gardner Village Board on Monday heard updates regarding several topics at their meeting.

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the Gardner American Legion Hall on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. Gardner resident Don Phillips said there will be two guest speakers, one who helps organize Honor Flights and John Hill, who recently returned from an honor flight. T

he board announced the annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held the Sunday after Thanksgiving, December 1, beginning at 6:00pm at the gazeebo. The festival of trees will be open at First Midwest Bank and will conclude following the tree lighting. Proceeds from the festival will benefit improvements to the girls softball field at Gardner Grade School.