E-Newsletter - June 2018
Elk Grove Village Launches Comprehensive, Community-based Strategy to Tackle Opioid Addiction Epidemic
On Thursday, June 21, Elk Grove Village officials announced the launch of a comprehensive, community-based approach aimed at reducing the number of heroin and opioid-related deaths, connecting addicts and their families to treatment programs and counseling, and educating residents about the devastating effects that opioid addiction can have on people, families and communities.
Elk Grove Village Cares is a first-of-its-kind approach that incorporates five primary components: a more compassionate approach by law enforcement, partnerships with local substance abuse treatment providers, placing overdose-reversing medication in public to help overdose victims, strengthening the support network in Elk Grove Village through follow up from social workers and alliances with inter-faith organizations, and a public education program aimed at removing the stigma attached to families and those suffering from opioid addiction. For more information, please visit the Village website.
Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series Begins July 4
Elk Grove Village and Elk Grove Park District are hosting the 10th annual "Unity Within the Community" Mid-Summer Classics Concert starting next week! Kick off your Independence day celebrations with a concert by Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, followed by the Lions Club 4th of July Fireworks at Rotary Green!
For the safety, comfort and convenience of attendees, please remember the use of tables, tarps, blankets or construction tape are not permitted at the concerts. The full concert line up and more information can be found on the Village website.
Play, Picnic and Party!
Enjoy an action-packed day with FREE activities for the whole family at this special event co-hosted by the Village, Park District and Library! Visit the Village Green to eat a picnic lunch, explore-a-truck, and enjoy a giant slide, glitter tattoos and balloon animals.
Play, Picnic and Party!
Sunday, July 15, Noon - 5 p.m.
Village Green, Pavilion & Library
Discover exciting recreational activities on the Park Districts Pavilion Fields and enjoy a concert by Spoken Four at 3 p.m. Also don't forget to stop by the Library for an ice-cream social, activities, and a concert by the Meteors at 1 p.m. Visit the Village website for more information about the event.
Village Splash Pad Now Open!
Did you know the Splash Pad, located on the Village Green (901 Wellington Ave) is up and running! Beat the Summer heat by cooling off in a family-fun environment. The Village Splash Pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to Midnight.
Dare Graduation at Grove Junior High
The Elk Grove Police Department hosted DARE Graduation at Grove Junior High on June 1. Through our DARE programs, we have tried to educate kids to "just say no" to drugs. Partnering with the DARE America program, the Crime Prevention Unit taught over 300 students in the sixth grade over the span of six weeks. This curriculum puts a strong emphasis on being responsible and safe, as well as good decision-making. The graduation had several students that were highlighted for expressing DARE spirit in and out of the classroom. This program was made possible thanks to the Elk Grove Lions Club, the committed teachers at Grove Junior High and dedicated students.
Farmers Market Now Open!
The Elk Grove Farmers Market is open every Saturday, from June - October, rain or shine, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, splices, sauces, pet treats, and much more. The Farmers Market is held in the parking lot at 901 Wellington Avenue, by the Clock Tower.
Haas Factory Outlet Grand Opening
On Wednesday, June 20, Elk Grove Village welcomed an already familiar face to a new place! Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) celebrated the opening of their new standalone facility at 165 N Lively Boulevard. HFO made a decision to expand within the community by building a new 18,500 sq.ft. facility, which offers 35% more space than their previous location in Elk Grove Village. We hope they continue to have success in our community and wish them the best of luck at their new location! For more information, visit the HFO website at www.hfochicago.com.