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Posted on: May 27, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Family Fun Night at St. Francis Park

Residents in the north east neighborhood area are invited to a night of fun, games, food and drink at St. Francis Park, located between Jefferson, Prospect, Plum and Center Streets on Friday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m.

A light dinner of hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served by Elgin Community Network and the Northeast Neighborhood Association. Attendees can partake in a game of bags, Frisbee golf, or ladder toss. Bike safety tips, sustainable community materials and library materials/card registration for the Gail Borden Library also will be available.

Youngsters can also learn how to play tennis by participating in a Quickstart Tennis demonstration. Quickstart Tennis is designed to help children 10 and under learn and play the game. Court and racquet size are reduced, the net is lowered and the program incorporates no-pressure balls to help children better learn the sport. Children can bring their own racquet or just use the racquets available at the demonstration.

The Elgin Jaycees will be holding the first in a series of neighborhood BAGS Tournaments, sponsored by the Elgin Public House. The tournament is a fundraiser for The Elgin Youth Scholarship Program. For a nominal entry fee, contestants will compete for prizes and be eligible to advance to a future City-wide BAGS Tournament in September.

Family fun can be had at all the neighborhood park events throughout the summer.

For more information, contact Paul Bednar, Parks Development Coordinator at (847) 931-6788.

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