Letter: The Community Center is here for you

By on June 5, 2014

The Elburn and Countryside Community Center wants you to stop by this summer. There are so many activities going on, we want to spread the word so you can take part in them.

Sand volleyball courts
The sand volleyball courts were recently installed and are now ready to be used. We invite the community to stop out on your time off and take advantage of this really cool addition to the center’s grounds. Leagues are still forming on weeknights and weekends, but feel free to stop out and play if the courts are empty.

Baseball fields
There are two baseball fields on the north side of the park that are available for groups and teams to use. Try something new; maybe you are looking for something different than baseball and softball; how about playing wiffle ball or kickball?

Open gym
The center has a full-sized indoor basketball court. If you want to practice, get out of the heat, or use it on a rainy day, it’s most likely available. Just bring your own basketball and a small donation per person. If you are hosting a party and need more space, the gym is also a great rental idea. Just call the Community Center at (630) 365-6655 or the Elburn Herald at (630) 365-6446 ahead of time.

Business activities
The center is also home to several businesses that offer activities to our area. Midtown Martial Arts has been in business for a very long time and offers classes to both young and old. Avenue J Studios is new to the center and offers acting classes and puts on plays. The Elburn Food Pantry and West Towns Family Services are also located inside the building, and can help with anyone in need. Creative Beginnings Preschool offers a place for your younger children to start their learning experiences. Stop in and visit the Elburn Herald and KPI for all your news and marketing needs. You can also find GTP Design for your custom screen printing.

We encourage you to stop by and take advantage of all the services the community center has to offer. If you have time off this summer and would like to plan an outdoor activity, why not use the Community Center? We suggest having a picnic in the yard under the trees, enjoying a game of ball or a pick-up game of volleyball.

All we ask in return is a small donation for the time you used. We would like to bring more events, activities and services to the community, and the only way to do that is through donations from you. We won’t set a price on your summer experience, just donate what you feel is fair.

The Elburn & Countryside Community Center is a not-for-profit organization that relies solely on donations and contributions. We are currently in need of five picnic tables. If you or someone you know would like to donate one (in usable condition), we would really appreciate it.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the center this summer.

Kristen Damolaris
Elburn and Countryside Community Center