Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Celebrate Andersen's 50th Anniversary Today at Gasthaus Outdoor Cookout

The DNA invites everyone to attend a special ceremony celebrating Andersen's Engraving's 50th Anniversary in downtown Elgin today.

Beginning at Noon today, join us for a special pre-ceremony lunchtime cookout at The Gasthaus, 15 N. Grove Avenue. They'll be cooking up burgers for $5.50 (plus tax & tip) and brats for $5.00 (plus tax & tip) as well as serving non-alcoholic beverages all on their beautiful, brand-new outdoor patio. The Gast's full lunch menu will also be available.

Then at 1PM we invite you to walk up the street to Andersen's, 27 N. Grove Avenue, where Elgin dignitaries will gather for a special ceremony, including the re-unveiling of the original Andersen's Gifts sign which marked the store's original location at 170 DuPage some 50 years ago.

The outdoor cookout at The Gasthaus goes until 2PM.

For custom engraving, trophies, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, greeting cards, gifts and foil imprinting services, call Andersen's today at 847-742-5434.

Please join the DNA in congratulating Andersen's Engraving on 50 years of service to the Elgin community!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This Week at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market - September 22

Here's what's happening this week at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market on Thursday, September 22 from 10am-4pm at the Old Library Lot, 200 N. Grove Avenue in downtown Elgin, across from the Gail Borden Public Library and adjacent to The Centre of Elgin and Hemmens Cultural Center.

- Back to School Market Day - 10am–2pm - students from local schools participating in various sustainable, agricultural, wellness sessions and food demonstrations.
- Davey Tree Booth – educational information about trees and our environment.
- City of Elgin Booth – Hemmens – information about their upcoming 2011-2012 season
- Simple Balance Holistic Center – information on wellness programs, packages, and upcoming workshops and events.
- Landin Chiropractic – performing free spinal screenings, with state-of-the-art equipment, using infrared cameras to measure the temperature of the nerve roots on the spine.
- ECCO/ECN’s Sustainable Booth: Hawthorne Hill Nature Center - information about nature programs for the fall and winter.
- Community Booth: Community Crisis Center - information regarding CCC's services and will be selling recycled fabric products, the proceeds of which benefit the Crisis Center.

The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market's 2011 season comes to a close next Thursday, September 29.

For more information about the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market, please contact Market Manager Jennifer Benson at 847-488-1456 or e-mail