Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rain Barrels on Parade Kickoff

Groups to Shower Elgin with "Green Art"
Rain barrels will be on double-duty this summer, as painted works of art around town and as eco-friendly containers saving rainwater throughout the community.

Neighborhood and community organizations will decorate 50 rain barrels that will be displayed at 50 various Elgin locations. Visitors will get a passport stamped for each barrel to be entered in a prize drawing. The rain barrels will be moved to Gail Borden Public Library, where they will be viewed and voted on to decide the community’s favorite, then auctioned off by ECN at FoxFireFest August 2 to benefit neighborhood projects. The deadline for submitting your barrel is May 25th. More info here.

Some photos from today's kickoff.
Mayor Schock
Sigi Psimenos and the performers.
Dancers in motion. Sometimes the iPhone camera can capture the moment.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Great photos!

I wish I could've made it. Kudos to Sigi--she does such a great job of pulling these things together.