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ELGIN'S FIVE FABULOUS FACTS FOR AUGUST 2017

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August 15, 2017
Kudos to City of Elgin crews: After an unexpectedly powerful microburst ravaged several parts of Elgin in late July, the city of Elgin's responsive teams jumped into action. City crews quickly resolved all known public safety issues from the storm, such as downed limbs blocking streets or driveways, and worked extended hours to clear debris from the storm’s hardest hit areas. Thank you to the city's Public Works department as well as Police, Fire, 311 and Communications for all of your efforts to keep Elgin safe.

Record breaking 2016-17 season: The Elgin Symphony Orchestra recently announced the symphony sold the highest average number of classical concerts in their 66-year history. "We are beyond excited about these numbers because it shows there is a vibrant audience for classical music as presented by the ESO and our Musical Director Andrew Grams," said CEO Dave Bearden. Tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at www.ElginSymphony.org.

4th parade award winners: The City of Elgin's annual 4th of July Parade saw more than 85 entries participate in this year's event. The winners in each category, as selected by a panel of five judges, included Kiwanis Club of Elgin (Organization), Danny's Pizza (Business) and Ballet Folklorico Girasol (Kids and Best in Show).

New Executive Director named: The Alignment Collaborative for Education (ACE) has named Nancy Coleman their new Executive Director. Coleman most recently worked as Executive Director for the Educational Foundation of Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95. “Nancy brings with her a breadth of perspectives and experience in both private industry and public education," said ACE Board Chair Linda Deering Dean.

Art and Soul...and Salsa: The 9th Annual Art & Soul on the Fox juried and fine arts festival returns to downtown Elgin on August 5 and 6. More than 80 artists will showcase their wares along the Riverside Drive promenade. A new Salsa and Soul concert has also been added on August 5 from 5-10:30 p.m. in Festival Park, featuring Alpha Omega Funk Brotherz, Luis Palermo & Orq Brasa All Stars and Motown Revue. Tickets for the Saturday night concert are $5 each and available at www.cityofelgin.org/events.
Contact:
Jason Pawlowski, Director - Communications & Events
jpawlowski@elginchamber.com, (847) 741-5660