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Thanksgiving is an ideal occasion to join together 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 and sing the praises of 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 and it is our pleasure to say, “thank you” to them for all they have contributed. We will also recognize local service clubs and non-profit organizations at this non-denominational luncheon as they provide critical programs and services to our neighbors.
Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine, we invite you and representatives from your organization to join us on Tuesday, November 21 and reaffirm our combined commitment to family, neighbors, and community. Our program will weave "thanks" and "giving" through storytelling and song and we do hope that you are able to join us as we begin the holiday season through this longstanding tradition.
The following six award-winning volunteers, who were nominated by local non-profit agencies, will be recognized for their achievements by the group’s Enhancing Elgin committee:
Tom Brockner, nominated by Kiwanis Club of Elgin
Terry Dunning, nominated by Elgin Noon Rotary Club
Karen Fox, nominated by Gail Borden Public Library
Sylvia Hiple, nominated by Community Crisis Center
K. Eric Larson, nominated by Downtown Neighborhood Association
Karen Schock, nominated by Elgin Symphony Orchestra
The Community Thanksgiving Luncheon will feature networking and live music from 11:30 to noon followed by a buffet luncheon. Table centerpieces will be provided by School District U-46 art students and the invocation will be delivered by Mike Murschel of Caring Farewells Funeral Designers.
The day’s program will be emceed by Elgin Area Chamber board chair Jaci Kator of AT&T and president Carol Gieske. The luncheon will also feature a brief video about the value of Elgin’s non-profit community and its volunteers.