Q125 Committee Says ‘NO’ To Old Jail

The Elgin Q125 Committee met last Tuesday night to discuss the progress of plans for the 3-day event. Scheduled for June 20, 21 & 22 of 2014, the Q125 celebration promises to offer activities for every age group.
During the meeting, the group again discussed and again decided against using the old city jail as part of their fundraising efforts. According to committee member Jessie Reestman, earlier in the summer the subject had been brought up and the majority of the committee thought it best to not jail any residents. Reestman noted that with today’s work schedules, this would be a great inconvenience to anyone jailed. “We want this to be a fun event,” said Reestman on Friday. A report had been given at last week’s Elgin Community Club meeting (held the night before the Q125 meeting) that the committee was cleaning up the jail to use for the purpose of jailing/fining people. That report should be disregarded.
In other items discussed, the committee’s Elginopoly game will officially go on sale this Saturday at the Elgin Fall Festival Craft and Products Fair. Cost of the game is $35 with the proceeds going to the Q125 celebration.
Also at the meeting, the committee has signed contracts for the big tent which will host a variety of events downtown and a large sound system so everyone in attendance can hear speakers, announcements and more.