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A YWCA tradition: Queen for a Day

Crowned as this year’s winner is Queen Kacy Rauschenberger her mother Betty Rauschenberger both Elgin.  Betty also held title

Crowned as this year’s winner is Queen Kacy Rauschenberger and her mother Betty Rauschenberger, both of Elgin. Betty also held the title several years ago. | submitted photo

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Places to be scene

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents the opening of its 36th season with Music Director Robert Hanson and ESO Chief Executive Officer Dale Lonis. Enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth! The performance will take place today at The Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, downtown Elgin. For more information and tickets, call 847-888-4000.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center presents its “Uncommon Threads” fashion show and luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center, 2401 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Boutique sales begin at 10:30 a.m.. with luncheon at noon and the runway show beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, call 630-584-9443.

Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual auxiliary benefit gala, “Moonlight and Roses.” on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Stonegate Banquet Center, 2401 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with a recognition program at 7:45, followed by dinner and dancing to the Night Shift Orchestra. Proceeds will benefit Provena Saint Joseph Hospital. For more information, call 847-885-3165.

Updated: November 23, 2010 7:45AM

The YWCA Elgin hosted its ninth annual Queen for a Day Postcards from the Past event at the Elgin Country Club on Aug. 21. It was such an enchanting event and the chair, Donna Anderson, created an eye-catching and welcoming Victorian tea for all the guests by trimming the room with Victorian tea cups, tea sets, flowers, lace and Victorian gloves. There was a generous selection of wonderful raffle baskets and beautiful silent auction items and this year the YWCA welcomed State Street Market’s “Tallulah’s Satchel” shop, on hand to display their gorgeous vintage postcards adorned with brooches of the past.

The Elgin Country Club presented guests with a beautiful spread of finger sandwiches, salads and a delicious variety of fruit and cheeses and scrumptious treats. The ladies were entertained and serenaded by singer extraordinaire Tim Kamin of South Elgin, who was accompanied on the piano by Elgin’s own Margaret Brady. Dr. Rise Jones also sang a selection of songs and looked stunning in her wide brimmed navy hat, trimmed in white.

The excitement of the day led to the crowning of the 2010 Queen and her court: Queen Kacy Rauschenberger, Princess Sydney Kamin and Ladies-in-Waiting Theresa Lathrop, Pat Jocius and Mary Rees Freedman.

Each guest was presented a compact containing perfume.

If you missed this year’s event, don’t fret because by royal decree, the YWCA Elgin asks that you mark your calendars for 2011’s Queen for a Day on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at the Elgin Country Club. This is a lovely event for ladies of all ages and you won’t want to miss your chance to be Queen for a Day!

Miriam Lytle speaks at Elgin Women’s Club fall luncheon

The Elgin Women’s Club’s fall luncheon is always exciting and this year’s speaker, Miriam Lytle of the Gail Borden Public Library, gave what I shall term “Gail Borden 101” on Sept. 7 at Jimmy’s Charhouse in Elgin. Lytle’s presentation was titled, “Your National Medal-Winning Library Services”. Members and guests learned why Gail Borden Public Library is one of the top five libraries in the nation.

This year, the Elgin Women’s Club is celebrating 123rd anniversary. Founded in 1887, they one year later founded Sherman Hospital.

Their next meeting will be held Tuesday at the Holiday Inn of Elgin. If you would like to attend or receive more information, call 847-622-3614.

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