Learn 'What Makes Elgin Township Tick? Aug. 20

According to Elgin Township Supervisor Ken Bruderle, Elgin Township is home to many social service agencies and service clubs that make Elgin Township a better place to live.

To cast a spotlight on them, Elgin Township is hosting a community event on Saturday, Aug. 20, to showcase the values of these organizations, how they can assist residents, and what volunteer opportunities exist to help the organizations.

The event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elgin Township campus at 729 S. McLean Blvd. in Elgin. It will include organization information, a volunteer fair, family fun, and food samples from Dream Hall.

Family fun includes a Mega Touch-a-Truck that will allow for an up-close view of an Elgin Township Road District dump truck, emergency vehicles from the city of Elgin's police and fire departments and the Kane County Sheriff, a front loader from the Village of South Elgin, a garbage truck from Groot, and the Gail Borden Public Library TechKnow Mobile.

Kenyon's Cow is available for selfies (Say, "CHEESE"), and there will be a drawing to crown her with a befitting name. Kids can enjoy the bouncy house and other fun, including face painting from 10 to 11 a.m.

Attendees can try their hands at the "What Makes Elgin Township Tick?" spinning wheel to try to win a tasty prize by correctly answering a township trivia question!

Event sponsors are Elgin State Bank, Sam's Club, and Oak Street Health.

Besides the event sponsors, participants include Administer Justice, AID, American Legion, American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Anderson Humane, Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois, Easter Seals, Ecker Center, Elgin Cooperative Ministry, Elgin Eagles, Elgin Elks, Elgin Fire Barn, Elgin Fire Dept., Elgin Lions Club, Elgin Area Men's Shed, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, Elgin Public Museum, Elgin Women's Club, Elgin Police Department, Family Services Associates, Food For Greater Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library, Greater Family Health, Groot, Kane County Sheriff, Kiwanis Club of Elgin, Metropolitan Asian Family Services, Elgin Moose Club, Navy Club, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Optimists International, Salvation Army, Senior Services Associates, South Elgin Public Works, UCT, VFW, and Well Child Center.

Follow or call (847) 741-2045 for more information.

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