Veterans Memorial plan set for unveiling today in Elgin
May 17, 2012 11:22AM
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:35AM
Elgin: Veterans Park plan set for unveiling today
The Elgin Veterans Memorial Park “Phase II” Committee, in cooperation with the city of Elgin, is announcing its campaign “Extending the Honor” to build a “Phase II” — or waterfront access — to the memorial. The unveiling of the design is planned for 4 p.m. today at the Veterans Memorial Park. Professional estimates obtained by the committee show the project will cost between $62,000 and $67,000. The Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club will be presenting a check for $10,000 at the ceremony as will Elgin resident Elinor Richoz. Naming opportunities, which provide inclusion on the dedication plaque, are available for certain levels of contributions. In addition to soliciting donations, members are raising money through the sale of lapel buttons and polo shirts. The Veterans Memorial Park is located adjacent to Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Community Room of Gail Borden. Donations may be made to the “Elgin Community Network — Phase II Fund,” P.O. Box 6520, Elgin, IL 60121, acting as the fiscal agent for the group. For more information, call 847-431-2472.
Elgin: Children’s Chorus presents Festival of Song
The Elgin Children’s Chorus will perform the final concert of its 26th season, Festival of Song, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elgin Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students; they can be purchased by calling the ECC Box Office at 847-622-0300, or by online order at elgin.edu/arts. Festival of Song will include songs such as “He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped,” written by John Dizzy Gillespie; and “Dark Brown Is the River” by Audrey Snyder; they will be performed by the Treble and Intermezzo Choirs under the direction of Lisa Bettcher and accompanied by Reid Spears. The Chamber Choir will perform “I Am His Child,” by Moses Hogan and “A–tisket, A-tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald. Favorites the Concert Choir will be performing are “Old Abram Brown” by Benjamin Britten, “There is Sweet Music Here” by Alfred Tennyson/Paul Bassler and Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” under the direction of Jay Kellner, founder and director, and accompanied by Edita Eppolito. The Elgin Children’s Chorus consists of boys and girls ages 7 through 16 with unchanged voices. Auditions for the 2012-13 Season will be held on June 4 and June 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Elgin Community College, VPAC. Call Beth Boelter, executive director, at 847-931-7464.
West Dundee: Backyard Garden Club plant sale
The Backyard Garden Club Annual Perennial Plant sale will be held on Saturday at Grafelman Park, at 5th and Main streets in West Dundee. The sale will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and continue until sold out, usually by noon. No early birds, please. The 35 members who live in the Dundees, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, Pingree Grove, Elgin, and Lake in the Hills divide their own perennials and prepare the plants for sale to be replanted in gardens of their communities. Proceeds of the sale are earmarked for scholarships to deserving District 300 graduates or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Applicants are students who are planning to major in agriculture, floriculture, horticulture, landscape design, forestry, waste management or conservation studies. The 2012 scholarships will be presented during the May award assemblies at the appropriate high school. For more information regarding the plant sale or membership, contact president Bonnie Bogdan at 847-426-1939.
West Dundee: Member class at 1st Congregational
First Congregational Church of Dundee will hold a New Member Orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the sanctuary. The class is an opportunity to learn about FCC, the United Church of Christ denomination and the local church. Attending does not require joining the church. Nursery care will be provided. RSVP to the church office at 847-426-2161, ext. 210. New members will be welcomed on Sunday, May 27. The church is at 900 S. Eighth St. (Route 31 and Angle Tarn), West Dundee. Call 847-426-2161, ext. 210, or visit the website at www.fccdundee.com.