|Elgin Community Betterment Committee Page
|2018 ELGIN COMMUNITY BETTERMENT CLUB
Dirk Torkelson, Chairperson
Jeff Marcks, Secretary
Abbie Peterson, Treasurer
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Those of us involved with the Elgin Community Betterment Club are really excited with what
has transpired this past year in our part of the Turkey River Recreational Corridor as we
progress with the TRRC in developing this wonderful area of the state and especially our
community. Working with the TRRC and the Elgin 2023 Steering Committee, and a host of
volunteers and ECBC members, we have seen the construction of the Swiss-themed clock
tower, the new drinking fountain in the downtown city park, the new mural on the outside
west wall of the Elgin Historical Society building, and an artistic depiction of the old Elgin
Cycling Club, the caption added to the “Railroad” mural in upper town.
ECBC also continued to organize and carry out our usual community activities and programs.
We sponsored the Miss Elgin Pageant, the town wide cleanup day, the four town garage
sales, the Easter basket hunt for the children, the weekly town and country market from May
through September, Halloween Trunk or Treat party for the children, the Christmas open
house at local businesses, Santa Claus activities, Christmas lighting contest and the 16th
Christmas Dinner Theater. We will continue to sponsor these events.
We will also continue to coordinate our efforts with the Elgin 2023 Steering Committee as
they work toward their goal of community economic development and support for the
recreation initiatives of the TRRC. The Revived 2023 group has some important projects on
their agenda for the coming years.
We thank you for your past support. Please consider joining again this year, and if you feel
able please include an additional gift, either to the ECBC or 2023, along with your
membership dues. The dues structure and a place to indicate your gift is found on the
enrollment form included in this envelope. If you will include your email address, if you have
one, you will get a copy of the minutes of the meetings, so that you can keep abreast of the
group’s business. ECBC Meets every third Thursday of each month, beginning at 11:30 a.m.