Center Street ribbon-cutting celebration set

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Center Street ribbon-cutting celebration set


Brian Smith
Contributing Writer

Elgin Community Betterment Club (ECBC) and the City of Elgin will host a celebration in honor of the Center Street Project, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, on Center Street in Elgin.

Ground was broken on the Center Street Project in August, and the new street was recently reopened to traffic earlier this month. Some detail and landscape work remains to be completed, but the street is now usable. The upcoming celebration will provide community members an opportunity to visit Center Street businesses and admire the new street, curb, sidewalks, pavers, landscaping and light poles.

The celebration will be an all-day event, featuring promotions and specials being offered by Elgin businesses, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a complimentary meal, and a drawing for Elgin Bucks.

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon, with the meal to follow immediately afterward. Lunch will consist of brats, hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks, and will be served in the Torkelson Motors showroom from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Those in attendance during the day will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for free Elgin Bucks, provided by ECBC and Elgin State Bank. Cards will be available at businesses along Center Street to those who wish to enter the drawing. The cards must be properly endorsed by all the participating businesses listed on them and then submitted during the meal at Torkelson Motors. Multiple winners will be drawn.

The community is invited to join in the celebration by taking a stroll down Center Street, visiting local businesses, taking advantage of some special deals, appreciating the newly revamped street, and enjoying a complimentary lunch.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 11, for the Center Street celebration in Elgin!



See the complete story in the Dec. 25 issue of The Elgin Echo or by purchasing our e-edition!

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