A community is only as strong as its citizens and businesses. Knowing this, Elgin businesses have also stepped up when it comes to the Elgin swimming pool renovation.
For these businesses, the decision of donating was a no-brainer.
“It will benefit our young families,” said Kim Schrage from Dean’s Market. “We all want our young families to come back to the community, raise their kids here. Having an updated, modern facility is definitely an asset.” Jeremy Young from Town & Country Vet Clinic is the father to one toddler and has another on the way. “It’s the right thing to do so our town can have a fully functional pool available,” Young said. Employees from the bank have also shown their commitment as each of them and their families have supported the capital campaign. Carol Eischeid, from Elgin’s Bargain Box, considers it their way of paying-it-forward. “What a wonderful way to give back to the communities that have been so generous to the Box! The swimming pool will be enjoyed by all ages and all levels of ability,” she said.
Some of those who have donated so far include Mary Bergstrom – In Memory of Thomas Bergstrom, Mark and Ellen Schmitt, Lee and Norma Koinzan, Charlie and Shelley Bode, Jim and Chris Redding, Rev. Ray and Mary Avidano, Lori Krause, Phil Kluthe, Mardelle Blair, Phyllis Kinney, Jeane J. Johnson, Total Image Salon & Spa, Starman Seed Service Inc. and Vet Clinic PC-Jeremy Young and Cody Gulbrandson (dab Town & Country Vet Clinic).
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