Thursday, September 04, 2008

Celebrating Ten Years of Downtown Revitalization

Justin Timberlake may have brought sexy back. But the Downtown Neighborhood Association is bringing classy back.

On Thursday, October 2 the DNA will celebrate 10 years of downtown revitalization at our 10th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Victoria Casino.

Let me assure you, this is not just another awards dinner. I think I have been to 113 of those dinners this year alone. This is a gala. It’s long dresses and high heels, bow ties and cuff links, champagne and caviar. Okay, there’s no caviar – that would be a little too showy. This is still Elgin – we make fun of people who eat caviar.

If you care about downtown Elgin, you should be there. Tickets are only $55 per person and include the Grand Victoria’s renowned buffet. You will enjoy a performance by a string ensemble of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra during the complimentary hour of cocktails and hors devours. Local attorney and jazz pianist Loren Golden will also take to the keys through the evening.

Of course, there will be honors and accolades bestowed on our most devoted DNA friends who have given countless hours of time and effort to the cause of downtown revitalization. Visual aids will be in full effect to showcase the dramatic changes and improvements to the downtown area over the past decade.

Though the gala is for a great cause, it is also a great excuse to grab a date, get dressed up to the nines and enjoy your downtown.

Ladies, make your appointments now at a downtown salon for manis, pedis, hair and makeup. Many of our salons are putting together special packages for the occasion.

Guys, don’t worry – this is a black-tie optional event, so tuxedos are not necessary. A nice black suit will do just fine.

We hope you will join us in celebrating ten years of downtown revitalization at the DNA’s 10th Anniversary Gala. To reserve your tickets, please call us at (847) 488-1456 or email

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