Off to school in style

By on January 20, 2012

Mariann O’Connell and Joseph Turk stand with Elburn Village President Dave Anderson before their “Have the Elburn Village President take your child to school in a Limo” ride. Courtesy Photo

Elburn—When Deloris and Jim O’Connell of Elburn thought about how to make the first day of school special for two of their grandchildren, they didn’t have to look very far.

Deloris and Jim have been parishioners of St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn for over 70 years and have always attended the dances, dinners and special events that St. Gall holds.

The Annual Gala was no exception, so when they saw the “Have the Elburn Village President take your child to school in a Limo,” Deloris and Jim knew they wanted to win that silent auction package—and win they did.

They decided to have the limousine pick up two of their grandchildren, Joseph Turk and Mariann O’Connell, and take them to school.

The limousine picked the children up at Deloris and Jim’s house, Anderson and the two children took a drive through town, and then the children were dropped off at Blackberry Creek Elementary School in Elburn.

Elburn resident Jeff Hiltunen and West Suburban Limousine in Winfield, Ill., donated the limousine ride again this year.

“Thanks to my Grandma and Grandpa O’Connell, this was the best first day of school ever, something I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Joseph Turk said.