First SummerFest July 18 at Community Center

By on July 16, 2009

Outside event to feature children’s games, refreshments, business vendors
by Martha Quetsch
Elburn chiropractor David Foss believes the village needs another outdoor community event, especially because the 2009 Day in the Park was cancelled. So he decided to hold SummerFest at Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Saturday, July 18.

“I wanted to offer something for families to do together and not spend a lot of money,” Foss said.

Admission will be free to SummerFest, which will feature a lot of treats at no charge—from snow cones to popcorn to 5-minute manicures.

Children can jump in a giant air balloon, have their faces painted, see balloon creations, play bag toss or touch a truck. In addition, they can meet Elburn police and firefighters and see their vehicles.

Among refreshments that will be available are Smoothies from Froots of Batavia and pizza from Genoas Pizza.

Foss also is bringing in businesses to showcase their products and services at SummerFest.

“Aside from being a fun event for families, I thought it could stimulate commerce, as well,” Foss said. “It will be like a ‘Taste of Elburn.’”

A sampling of area businesses slated to have booths at the event are Munchie P’s, Galena Wine Cellars, Kids Connection, Heritage Prairie Market, Rocky’s Dojo and Gym, Island Tan, Green Earth Dry Cleaners and Color Me Mine.

Foss plans to make SummerFest an annual event.

“There already are people who want to have booths at the 2010 SummerFest,” said Foss. “So there is a lot of promise for next year.”

Family fair, business showcase
Family-oriented event featuring business vendors, refreshments, children’s activities
Saturday, July 18
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Elburn Community Center,
525 Main St., Elburn
Admission is free.
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(630) 365.9887 or e-mail