• Dedication ceremony set to formally rename the Centre of Elgin

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    November 20, 2018
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    November 20, 2018

    Dedication ceremony set to formally rename the Centre of Elgin
    The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of The Centre of Elgin, located at 100 Symphony Way, at which time the facility will be formally renamed “The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin.” The ceremony comes as a result of the October 10 city council decision to designate and name the Centre of Elgin in honor of former Mayor Edward Schock.

    The Centre of Elgin’s grand opening took place on December 7, 2002, 16 years to the day of the upcoming event that will honor Mayor Schock’s legacy of service to the city of Elgin.  Since that time, the facility has not only served the residents of Elgin, but has helped facilitate further reinvestment and renovations in the downtown and along the riverfront.

    Mayor Edward Schock’s determination helped lead the city of Elgin through a period of unprecedented growth and revitalization. During Schock's leadership, he supported the building of a new police station and two new fire stations, the acquisition of a new public works building, the city’s dramatic westward expansion, improvements to the city’s riverfront, revitalization efforts in downtown, the building of the Centre of Elgin recreation facility and Festival Park, the development of The Highlands and Bowes Creek Golf Courses, the development of Elgin Artspace Lofts, and the creation of numerous programs that helped improve Elgin’s neighborhoods and enhance economic development in the city. 

    There are several free parking options for the ceremony including the Centre Parking Deck, located at the corner of Douglas Avenue and Symphony Way and the parking lot at southwest corner of Grove Avenue and Kimball Street. Additional parking options can be found at cityofelgin.org/parking
    For more information:
    Barb Keselica
    Special Events & Community Engagement Manager
    Barb Keselica, Special Events & Community Engagement Manager
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