Chamber seeks help to keep fireworks from fizzling

By on May 14, 2009

The “Day in the Park” fireworks celebration, put on by the Elburn Chamber of Commerce, is in serious jeopardy this year due to lack of funding, according to a press release Tuesday from the chamber.

The chamber has provided the Day in the Park festivities for the past 12 years, and is now asking the community help ensure the tradition continues.

A “Support the Fireworks” drive-through pork chop dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Elburn Lions Park.

Tickets are on sale for $13 each, or two for $25, and can be purchased at American Bank and Trust, and Old Second Bank in Elburn, as well as other downtown businesses displaying the poster. Otherwise, residents can call the chamber at (630) 365-2295.

Tickets must be purchased by Monday, May 18.

For those who are not able to purchase tickets but are still interested in contributing to the Day in the Park, there are donation containers located in local banks in businesses throughout town.

“Elburn residents, as well as those of surrounding towns, have come to rely on the Day in the Park celebration as an affordable family outing where they can enjoy good food, entertainment and friendly competition, then relax and enjoy the fireworks to cap the day off,” said Joe Fleming, the Elburn Chamber Day in the Park Committee Chair. “It would be a shame for those families to have to give that up too this year.”

‘Support the Fireworks’ pork chop dinner

Thursday, May 28
4 to 6 p.m.
Elburn Lions Park
500 Filmore Ave., Elburn
drive-through dinner consists of
two chops, coleslaw, baked beans, apple sauce and a biscuit.

$13 each or two for $25
Call (630) 365-2295
Reserve your order by
Monday, May 18