Dates and fundraising activities were at the forefront of the March meeting of the Elgin Community Club.
Meeting Monday night at the Steel Steed Steakhouse & Saloon, club members put in motion plans for several events which will serve as a means to raise funds for the organization and for the upcoming Q125 celebration set for June 2014.
The first fundraiser of the year will be held on Sunday, May 6, when the club hosts a breakfast at the KC Hall. Club President Lynell Morgan said the purpose of the fundraiser is to, in part, raise funds to pay for a weekend carnival for the Q125 celebration. She said the carnival will only come to Elgin for the weekend if they are guaranteed $10,000. So, that means the community club needs to get to work with fundraisers.
More information about the breakfast will be made public as the date nears.
A date was finalized for another fundraising event which got its start in Elgin last year. The second annual ‘Wing Ding’ will be held Saturday, Aug. 25. Last year the event was held adjacent to Elgin City Park and was a huge success, drawing people from near and far. Gary and Jayne Arehart along with Kyle and Deb Warren won the competition for best chicken wings.
Also, last year the event featured a beer garden as well as horseshoes for those so inclined.
Morgan announced plans for community cleanup activities to take place in May. She said she received word from City Clerk Vicki Miller that there will be a Hazardous Waste Collection event which will be held on Friday, May 11. Volunteers will be at the site to make sure items being dropped off are acceptable.
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