Thanksgiving is an ideal occasion to join to give thanks for our bountiful blessings. One of the longstanding traditions in our community is the Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon where we reach out in true gratitude and friendship.
We're back after a COVID year away and invite you and your colleagues to join us on Tuesday, November 22 for our 41st Annual luncheon to reaffirm our combined commitment to family, neighbors, and community. Our program will weave "thanks" and "giving" through storytelling and we do hope that you are able to join us as we begin the holiday season through this longstanding tradition.
We will also sing the praises of five unsung heroes in our community. These special volunteers are the very fabric of our community, providing guidance and leadership to organizations in Elgin and South Elgin. Local service clubs and non-profit organizations will also be recognized at this non-denominational luncheon as they provide critical programs and services to our neighbors.
Award-winning volunteers, who were nominated by local non-profit agencies, will be recognized for their achievements by the group's Enhancing Elgin committee.
The Community Thanksgiving Luncheon will feature networking from 11:30 to noon followed by a buffet luncheon and program until 1PM. Table centerpieces will be provided by School District U-46 students. The day's program will be emceed by Elgin Area Chamber board chair Michael Wong and president Carol Gieske.
We will give much-deserved thanks to those who have gone above and beyond for our non-profit community. These award-winning volunteers, who were nominated by local non-profit organizations, will be recognized for their incredible support:
Donna Anderson, Greater Family Health
Melissa Thorsen, Community Crisis Center
Steve Catlin, Ecker Center for Behavioral Health
Brad Burker, Congregation Kneseth Israel
Mark & Robin Seigle, Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley
David Rock, Family Service Association
Janet Pritza, Gail Borden Public Library
Thank you to our sponsor for the event, Elgin Community College.
We're unable to issue a refund if your reservation is not canceled 72 hours in advance because we've already paid for it.
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