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Find eggs at Algonquin Commons, win a $250 prize

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  • Shoppers who find cardboard "eggs" similar to these at Algonquin Commons, and correctly name all 10 locations where the eggs are hidden, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 mall gift certificate.

      Shoppers who find cardboard "eggs" similar to these at Algonquin Commons, and correctly name all 10 locations where the eggs are hidden, will be entered into a drawing to win a $250 mall gift certificate.
    Courtesy of Gilmore Marketing Concepts

 
 

Algonquin Commons is hosting an egg hunt for all ages this month.

The eggs will be hidden from one end of the mall along the Randall Road corridor to the next, in hopes of getting customers into all of the different stores at Algonquin Commons, said Kim Gilmore of Gilmore Marketing, the mall's advertising agency.

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Starting Saturday, and through Monday, April 28, there will be 10 large cardboard eggs hidden in the various stores through the Algonquin mall.

The locations of the eggs will rotate among the 88 businesses in the mall. Once you find one set of eggs, you'll need to note the number on it.

The mall office has an entry form where you can write down the number written on the eggs you find.

You'll need to find the numbers on all 10 eggs to enter to win a $250 gift certificate from the mall.

Once you've successfully hunted them all, you can turn in your entry form at the mall office.

The goal of the egg hunt is to get customers into more stores in the mall, and introduce them to a store they may have never visited before, Gilmore said.

Gilmore said the number of certificates the mall will award for the egg hunt is up in the air. She said the number depends on how many people participate in the egg hunt.

Girls' night: The folks at Geneva Commons are hoping you'll grab your girlfriends for a night of shopping and fun Thursday, April 10, at the outdoor mall.

Geneva Commons is hosting a Girls' Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m.

Some of the mall's stores will be handing out a raffle ticket to win prizes if you make a purchase at their store. Each participating store you make a purchase at will give you a raffle ticket.

The participating stores are Sephora, Yankee Candle, Pottery Barn, Rocky Mountain, Ann Taylor, Williams Sonoma and Bar Louie. The stores will be offering special in-store offers for the night.

After you shop, you're invited to head to Bar Louie for the raffle at 9 p.m., and celebrate your shopping finds with special drinks for the night.

A favorite turns 45: A favorite children's book -- Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" -- is turning 45 this year.

To celebrate the anniversary, the Barnes and Noble along Randall Road in Geneva Commons is hosting a special event anniversary party.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, the store will be hosting a hands-on learning event for children.

Kids attending the event will get to complete their own craft to celebrate the book, which talks about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.

The book is popular, and space is limited for the event, so you'll want to sign up ahead of time to attend.

To sign up, call (630) 262-8568. The store is at 102 Commons Drive.

• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at randallbiz@comcast.net or (847) 894-5036.

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