Five Fabulous Facts for November
This is an exciting time to be in Elgin! Our Enhancing Elgin Committee works to provide information about the many positive things about our city that are solidifying our reputation as The City in the Suburbs. Visit our website at ElginChamber.com/Fab5 or follow Enhancing Elgin on Facebook and Twitter (@EnhancingElgin) or search the hashtag #ElginIL to learn more about what makes Elgin the great place to live, work, learn, do business, get involved, visit and enjoy.
Thanks to all the creative residents for painting rocks that are popping up throughout town. The “ElginILRocks Facebook” page with more than 1,400 members encourages people to paint up some rocks and hide them around town! When you find a painted rock...post a picture to the page so everyone can see. Then you keep the rock or hide it elsewhere for someone else to find.
Congrats to Herbs Bakery for being included in the Chicago Tribune's Bicentennial Bucket List booklet of 200 Things to Do in Illinois for their "pillow of doughy goodness" once-a-year Paczkis! The family-owned business has been serving their delicious treats for more than 60 years
Thank you to the 17 Elgin area quilters who gather once a month at a local church for the Elgin Quilts of Valor. The volunteers sew red, white and blue quilts and present them to former armed services members. Among the dozens of recipients receiving a quilt are each veteran who graduates from Elgin Community College.
Congrats to District U 46 teacher Marty Angelo for receiving a “Hero in the Classroom” Award from the for his outstanding work in the classroom. The sixth grade Harriett Gifford Elementary School teacher will receive a grant for school supplies and be acknowledged by the Chicago Bears. District U 46 Gifted Coordinator April Wells also is to be congratulated for being named this year’s National Association for Gifted Children’s Gifted Coordinator. A U-46 grad, Wells is cited for: changing practices by creating and delivering professional development opportunities for teachers.”