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Posted on: June 4, 2008

[ARCHIVED] City of Elgin and Westpoint “Day at the Gardens”

Elgin area residents are encouraged to enjoy a leisurely afternoon of fun while getting better acquainted with the Elgin community at the “Day at the Gardens” event co-sponsored by the City of Elgin and Westpoint Gardens subdivision. The event will be held this Sunday, June 8, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

As a part of the day’s activities, an official ribbon cutting for Meier Park will take place at 11:00 a.m. with hot dogs and popcorn served afterwards. Throughout the remainder of the day, there will be a variety of activities in the park, including a moon walk and face painting for the younger children. Kids of all ages will enjoy Golf Frisbee, “Rec in the Streets” games, as well as demonstrations of sepak takraw, a very popular Southeast Asian sport that is best described as a combination of soccer, volleyball and gymnastics, presented by the Lao-America Organization. Representatives from the Bandits will be on site with information about their upcoming season in their new home at Judson University in Elgin.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Elgin community by touring the Westpoint Garden model homes. Eleven models will be open and filled with displays, giveaways and demonstrations from the City of Elgin, community and civic organizations, and area businesses. Food samples from several area restaurants will be featured throughout the patio areas of the model homes. Registration will be available in the Westpoint showroom for raffle drawings each hour throughout the event.

In addition to information from City of Elgin facilities and special events, other participating organizations will include area museums, local theatre and arts organization, the public library, schools, healthcare providers, local restaurants and area businesses from the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce. The League of Women Voters will be on site with voter registration available in the Camelot model home.

The City of Elgin Public Works department will host the Georgetown model home with a “green” theme, where residents will be able to pick up tips about saving energy and improving the environment. As part of that effort, the city will be distributing free energy efficient light bulbs to help residents get started saving energy in their homes.

West Point Gardens is a Traditional Neighborhood Design community, with spacious front porches, charming streetscape and private enclosed rear gardens. An attractive selection of single-family homes and townhomes is offered. Two series of single-family homes and townhomes feature enclosed back yards, while another collection of single-family homes includes open back yards. Prices start at $299,990 for single-family homes and $219,990 for townhomes.

Westpoint Gardens is located at the intersection of Rt 20 and Nesler Road. Parking will be available in two separate parking lots located on the north side of the park and along the east side of the park, as well as along the streets within the Westpoint Garden subdivision.

For more information on the Elgin’s “Day at the Gardens” event, call the City of Elgin at 847-931-5667 or Westpoint Gardens offices at 847-608-1000.

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