Community Event: “What Makes Elgin Township Tick??”

What Makes Elgin Township Tick???


According to Elgin Township Supervisor Ken Bruderle, Elgin Township is home to many social service agencies and service clubs that make Elgin Township a better place to live.  To cast a spotlight on them, Elgin Township is hosting a community event on Saturday, August 19th to showcase these organizations’ value, how they can assist residents, and what volunteer opportunities exist to help the organizations.


The event is open between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Elgin Township campus at 729 S. McLean Blvd. in Elgin and will include organization information, a volunteer fair, family fun, and food from vendor Dairy Queen.


Family fun includes a MEGA Touch-a-Truck that will allow for an up-close view of an Elgin Township Road District dump truck, emergency vehicles from the city of Elgin’s police and fire departments, the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District, and the Kane County Sheriff, a front loader and snowplow from the Village of South Elgin, a garbage truck from Groot, and a street sweeper from the city of Elgin’s public works department

Kenyon’s Cow is available for selfies (Say, “CHEESE”), and there will be a drawing to crown her with a befitting name.  Kids can enjoy the bouncy house and other fun, including face painting.

Those who wonder what Santa does in the summer can ask our Beach Santa in person and get an early jump on getting their wish lists into him, as well as take pictures.

Attendees can try their hands at the “What Makes Elgin Township Tick?” spinning wheel to try to win a tasty prize by correctly answering a township trivia question!

Event sponsors are Groot, Elgin Civic Association, Sam’s Club, and Oak Street Health.

Besides the event sponsors, participants include Administer Justice, Association for Individual Development/Elgin, Aurora Vet Center, Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, Centro de Información,

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northern Illinois, Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley,

Elderday Center, Elgin Area Men’s Shed, Elgin Elks, Elgin Lions Club, Elgin Moose #799, Elgin Partnership for Early Learning, Elgin Public Museum, Elgin United Civic Association, Elgin Women’s Club, Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area, Food For Greater Elgin, Fox Valley Hands of Hope, Fox Valley Optimist Club, The Literacy Connection, MAFS  (Metropolitan Asian Family Services), Navy Club of United States of America Ship 7 Elgin IL, Northern Illinois Food Bank, PADS of Elgin, Senior Services Associates, United Commercial Travelers (UCT Elgin Council 412), , Watch City Eagles, and Well Child Center.

Follow Elgin Township on Facebook and Instagram or call 847-741-2045 for more information.

Rain date is Saturday, August 26th.





Aug 19 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Elgin Township Building
729 S. McLean Blvd.
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