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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Celebrate Founder's Day with a Birthday Bash on August 20th!

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You are cordially invited to join Elgin’s Founder’s Day festivities on Saturday, August 20th at the official Founder’s Day Birthday Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, 510 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

The event will kick off with a formal program at 10 a.m. in the gym, recognizing Elgin founders aged 90+. We'll also honor our Hogeye roots, pay homage to our railroad and agricultural ties, and recognize the role that Booker T. Washington played in our past, all while looking forward to and celebrating a much brighter future.  

After the program, there will be a variety of musical performances and an old-fashioned birthday party celebration, with fun and activities for all ages.  For additional information or to volunteer, you can visit the event page or City of Elgin 150th Sesquicentennial website. We hope you'll join us on August 20th!

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