Chamber to honor six volunteers at Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

  • November 20, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

Chamber to honor six volunteers at Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

Elgin, IL – In the spirit of the season, the Elgin Area Chamber will give thanks to six outstanding local volunteers at its annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, November 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E.

Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine, this cherished annual non-denominational event which celebrates Elgin’s non-profit community is open to the public. Tickets are available in advance for $25 each at

The following six award-winning volunteers, who were nominated by local non-profit agencies, will be recognized for their achievements by the group’s Enhancing Elgin committee:

Tom Brockner, nominated by Kiwanis Club of Elgin
Terry Dunning, nominated by Elgin Noon Rotary Club
Karen Fox, nominated by Gail Borden Public Library
Sylvia Hiple, nominated by Community Crisis Center
K. Eric Larson, nominated by Downtown Neighborhood Association
Karen Schock, nominated by Elgin Symphony Orchestra

The Community Thanksgiving Luncheon will feature networking and live music from 11:30 to noon followed by a buffet luncheon. Table centerpieces will be provided by School District U-46 art students and the invocation will be delivered by Mike Murschel of Caring Farewells Funeral Designers.

The day’s program will be emceed by Elgin Area Chamber board chair Jaci Kator of AT&T and Elgin Area Chamber President Carol Gieske. The luncheon will also feature a brief video about the value of Elgin’s non-profit community and its volunteers.

For more information about the annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon, please visit