IN OUR TOWNS
June 14, 2012 3:14PM
Updated: July 16, 2012 6:02AM
Elgin: Woman’s Club scholarships
The Elgin Woman’s Club has awarded two $1,500 scholarships to graduating students from District U46 high schools pursuing careers in the field of health occupations. The 125-year-old organization continues its emphasis on education with the scholarships, as it has for many years. New scholarship recipients are Bartlett High School graduating senior Marianne Palczewski, who will attend the University of Illinois at Chicago. She plans to major in biomedical engineering and the GPPA pharmacy program. At Larkin High School, Shelby Matison received the EWC scholarship and will attend St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., where she plans to major in nursing. Scholarship funds are raised during the year by club members through a variety of efforts, including an annual fall luncheon featuring programs by noted entertainers.
South Elgin: Park fundraiser
The South Elgin Parks & Recreation FUNdation is hosting a Fay’s Pork Chop BBQ Dinner on Wednesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the municipal annex, 1 W. State St. Proceeds will benefit the construction of the Regional Destination ALL-abilities and DISabilities Playground being built at SEBA Park. Dinners include choice of chicken, pork chop or combo, applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw and roll. Dinners are dine-in, pickup or drive-through. Beverages will be available for a small additional cost. Tickets are available for sale at the village hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or from the FUNdation or park committee members for $12. Tickets can also be purchased online at fundationfaysbar-b-que.qrickets.com for $14. Or dinners can be purchased at the event on a first-come, first-served basis for $15. The FUNdation also is selling raffle tickets for half of a pig. Tickets are one for $2, three for $5 or an arm’s length for $10 and are available now as well as the day of the dinner. Additional information is available by calling 847-622-0003.