'An incredible venture': Elk Grove mayor's final diary from the Bahamas Bowl

We're on the field after a very exciting Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

It's been an incredible venture for the community. The exposure has been far better than we expected. Of course with this logo right in the middle of the field, millions of people had nothing to do but watch "Makers Wanted Elk Grove Village Illinois."

We know it was a great time back in Elk Grove. We had Real Time Sports filled there during the game. Here it went well. What can we say but two thumbs-up for the inaugural 2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. We'll be coming home soon.

• Editor's Note: Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson sent a daily journal from Nassau, Bahamas, site of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl that was played Friday. The village spent $300,000 to sponsor the college game, which uses the village's business marketing tagline.

Elk Grove mayor's day one diary from the Bahamas Bowl

Mayor's Day 2 diary from the Bahamas Bowl 'Elk Grove's nice to everyone'

Mayor's Day 3 diary from the Bahamas Bowl So far, 'a phenomenal success'

'You're going to see Elk Grove everywhere': Mayor's Day 4 diary from the Bahamas Bowl

Elk Grove celebrates its moment in the national spotlight

When Elk Grove was mentioned on ESPN bowl game broadcast

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