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ELGIN'S FIVE FABULOUS FACTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

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August 31, 2017
Happy 80th Anniversary: KCT Credit Union celebrated 80 years of service to the community in 2017 with a ribbon cutting and open house this past August at their location at 111 S. Hawthorne Street. On hand to mark the occasion was Illinois State Senator Cristina Castro, Elgin City Councilwoman Rose Martinez and Elgin Community College President Dr. David Sam, along with dozens of staff members, customers and well-wishers.

New DNA Executive Director Named: Jennifer Fukala has been named the new Executive Director of the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin. Fukala serves as the president of the Near West Neighborhood Association of Elgin and is involved with the Annual Historic House Tour and Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House restoration. Welcome to the neighborhood Jennifer!

EPD recognized for employer support of military: The Elgin Police Department was recently nominated for the U.S. Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This recognition is for employers that support Guard and Reserve members and their families. The 2016 Freedom Award recipients will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Pentagon.

Elgin Short Film Fest: The 9th Annual Elgin Short Film Festival on September 23 at The Hemmens promises to be an entertaining evening of some of the very best in short films by some of the very best up-and-coming filmmakers. WGN-TV's Mike Toomey will return to emcee the event. There will be a special red carpet chamber music performance of a new score to accompany the screening of Charlie Chaplin's silent film, The Tramp, presented by Chamber Music on the Fox.

Adventure Island reopens: The Centre of Elgin's summer-long rehab of their Adventure Island aquatics area was completed last month and is now reopen for your swimming pleasure. Built in 2001, Adventure Island offers year round, indoor fun for the entire family. For more information visit, www.centreofelgin.org.
Contact:
Jason Pawlowski, Director - Communications & Events
jpawlowski@elginchamber.com, (847) 741-5660