Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Deadline to Recognize a Grand Elgin Teacher Extended Until June 1

The deadline to nominate a "grand" Elgin teacher as a Parade Grand Marshal for the City of Elgin's 2011 Fourth of July Parade has been extended until Wednesday, June 1.

In conjunction with the City of Elgin’s 2011 Fourth of July Parade – Presented by Sherman Health, which steps off at the intersection of Slade and Douglas Avenues on Monday, July 4 at 9AM, the Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) of Elgin is asking your assistance to help us in recognizing outstanding teachers in the Elgin community by nominating them to be one of the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshals!

The Parade Committee is asking parents, local PTO members, school administrators or students to write a brief essay about why they feel their teacher is “grand” in the classroom and therefore deserves to be honored as a Grand Marshal in the 2011 Fourth of July Parade.

The competition is open to any teacher (K-12) currently working in an Elgin public or private school. Additional guidelines and restrictions are outlined in the nomination packet.

To download the nomination packet, visit the Fourth of July Parade page on the DNA website at www.DowntownElgin.com.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association will accept nominations in person or by mail at DNA, 2 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120; by fax at (847) 488-1449; or by e-mail at DowntownElgin@gmail.com.

The Parade Committee will then announce the three Grand Marshals selected from all of the nominations on Friday, June 3. Our Parade Grand Marshals will ride in a special classic car at the front of the parade courtesy of Mr. Richard Bennett. They will also each receive an official City of Elgin Fourth of July Parade t-shirt and other goodies.

PLEASE NOTE: Those teachers selected must be available the morning of the parade from approximately 8AM until 12PM.

If you have any questions about the Grand Teacher/Grand Marshall nomination process or for additional information about the City of Elgin's 2011 Fourth of July Parade, please contact Jason Pawlowski, DNA Promotions Coordinator, at (847) 488-1456 or e-mail jpawlowski@elginil.org.

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