Lake Wildwood Association

A private, gated community located in Varna, Illinois.

News & Information

Holiday Weekend Preparation
As the holiday weekend approaches we expect a very large amount of members and their guests to enter the Development. Please follow these few tips to help ensure a speedy entry into Lake Wildwood.

1) Have all of your information ready when you come to the gate.
2) Members, please call in your guests PRIOR TO the busy weekend. Please provide your guest’s information by Friday at noon.
3) NO DECALS WILL BE ISSUED. Due to the somewhat lengthy process of issuing and updating decals, no decals of any kind will be issued at the main Gate beginning on Friday at noon through Sunday at noon. NOTE: if you're unable to pick-up your decals before noon on Friday, you MAY come to the Association Office to get your decals instead. Please be sure to have all the proper paperwork ready.

Thank you and have a happy, safe holiday weekend!

Independence Day Events
Friday, July 3rd -- Fireworks display will take place at the dam at dusk.

Saturday, July 4th -- Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. (line-up at the pool at 9:00 a.m. and start at 9:30 a.m.). All vehicles and bikes must be decorated. First, second, and third place prizes awarded. Themes for decoration are: 'Fun and Frivolous' and 'Americana/Patriotic.'

Saturday, July 4th -- The dance (with a live band 'NoMoMoJo') will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the marina pavilion. Join us for a mix of memorable classic rock, blues, and country tunes!

Family Fun Day Hog Roast Registration
Be sure to sign up for the morning boat parade!

Below is a link to the online registration form. This form will also appear in the May and June Sunbeam. If you register online, please do NOT register again in the paper (same goes for paper registrations).

Registration and payment deadline is July 15th, however tickets are limited and registration may close sooner if we run out of tickets. If you register online, please be sure to send in payment by the 15th of July!

Family Fun Day Hog Roast Registration Link

On the bottom of the form is a section to volunteer for some activities if you'd like to lend a helping hand!

Sunbeam Photo Contest
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 20th
Reception: Friday, July 24th

Contest is open to all Lake Wildwood amateur photographers and their families. Entries are limited to one photograph per category (multiple categories may be entered by the same individual but separate entry forms must be filled out for each photo). Entry forms are in the June Sunbeam or you can email for additional forms.

Photos may be from any type of camera but they must be submitted as an 8” x 10” photograph and submitted with a mat. All photographs must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Swimming Lessons
See the July Sunbeam for the swimming lesson form.

July Session: July 20 - 23, rain date: June 24

$20 per person
Application Deadline: July 13th

Now that summer is in full swing, we all need to be aware of ticks that could potentially be hiding in grass, trees, and shrubs around our property. Ticks are tiny bugs (some as small as a pin’s head) that can deliver a devastating punch to us humans. While tick bites are often harmless, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of tick-borne illnesses.

Here is an excellent website that explains a lot of information about tick bites, symptoms, and what to do if you believe you’ve been bitten:
All About Ticks

Marina Concession Stand Menu
The 2015 marina concession stand menu is available online:
Online Menu

Menu is subject to change throughout the season. The concession stand will open on Wednesday, April 29th at 6:00 a.m.

Marina Gas Keys (ChipKey)
Marina gas keys need to be reprogrammed before use.

Contact Justin at (include your name and lot number) or use the contact form on our website.

Marshall County CodeRed Sign-up
Provided below is a link to the Marshall County CodeRed sign-up for emergency notifications and weather reports. If you have a (309) 463 number, you've been auto-enrolled in this sytem. If, for some reason, you do NOT receieve notifications on your (309) 463 telephone number, use the link below to sign-up.

CodeRed Sign-up


Activities & Events
July 3rd - Fireworks
July 4th - Parade & Dance
July 25th - Hog Roast (registration and payment due by 7-15-15)
July 31st - Kids Pool Party
August 22nd - Garage Sale & Fish Fry
September 6th - Craft Show
September 26th - Autumn Fest
October 24th - Trunk 'r' Treat & Halloween Bash
December 5th - Christmas Family Gathering (all welcome to attend)
December 31st - New Year's Eve Party

Bass Tournament Schedule
July 18th - Start 5:25am, End 1:25pm
Aug. 15th - Start 5:50am, End 1:50pm
Sept. 26th - Start 6:35am, End 1:35pm

Online Classified Ads

I Buy Old Comics & Books
Looking to purchase old comic books and old books (pre 1900's). Contact Bob at (815) 481-4922 or by email at

Advertise online! Contact Justin at for more information.