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E-Newsletter - May 2018

Post Date:05/25/2018 9:00 AM

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Memorial Day Ceremony

Residents are invited to join in observance of Memorial Day at the 21st annual Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Elk Grove Village, with the support of American Legion Post 216, VFW Post 9284 and its Ladies Auxiliary. The ceremony will be held indoors, rain or shine.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28, 10:45 a.m.
Elk Grove Park District Pavilion
1000 Wellington Avenue

The event will include Place of Wreaths by community organizations, a flag folding ceremony by the Police and Fire Honor Guard, as well as a gun salute and performances by the Elk Grove Village Big Band and the Elk Grove Baptist Choir. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

June Recycling Events

Elk Grove Village is partnering with SWANCC and EGHS to offer residents two Recycling Events in June!

Electronics Recycling & Document Destruction
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9 a.m. - Noon
Open to Residents of Elk Grove and SWANCC-Member Communities

Paint and Motor Oil Event
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9 a.m. - Noon
Open to Elk Grove Residents Only

Please visit the links above for more information on location and items accepted.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Youth Police Academy!

The Elk Grove Village Police Department is offering a FREE Youth Police Academy this summer!  This program will provide an opportunity for students to learn about law enforcement and develop a partnership with the Police Department. Through this one week academy, students will acquire knowledge through both classroom instruction and an interactive curriculum surrounding the law enforcement profession. The academy provides area youth with a unique learning opportunity with their local police officers. 

When: July 30th through August 3rd from 9:00am‐1:30pm
Where: Elk Grove Village Police Department, 901 Wellington Ave. Elk Grove Village, 60007
Requirements: Participants must reside or attend school in Elk Grove Village and be between the ages of 13‐17
Application Due Date: June 30

Spaces are limited.  Visit the Village website for more information and to apply!

Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship Extended to Eight Students

Eight young citizens of Elk Grove Village were awarded $1000 scholarships towards their college education at the Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 8. The Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarship, presented by a partnership of the Village of Elk Grove, Friends of the Elk Grove Library, and the Community Character Coalition (CCC) of Elk Grove, is awarded based on the Character Counts pillar of Citizenship.

Typically, the CCC awards four scholarships, but upon reviewing the applications of students, a new member on the evaluating committee, Donna Dickson, was so impressed that she made a personal donation of $4,000 to ensure all eight students received scholarships. The remaining money for the scholarships came from Shinnyo-en Temple and the Friends of the Elk Grove Library.

Congratulations to Jonathan Faughn, Abigail Farmer, Zoe Blomquist, and Ashley Szull from Elk Grove High School, and  Elissa Grace Meitzler, Tyler Mercurio, Blake Dos Santos, and Brandon Yuan from Conant High School. These graduating high school seniors are beginning their college studies in the Fall of 2018.The Village of Elk Grove congratulates all eight scholarship award recipients and wishes them the best of luck in their college endeavors.


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