Elburn Days marks 80 years
The Elburn Days community festival is 80-years strong. "It's a great, small town event -- the kids really enjoy it," event chairman Tim Klomhaus said. Generations of families make a point to come each year, including high school sweethearts who later married and now bring their children. Folks from neighboring communities come to celebrate, as well.
The festival, held this year Aug. 21 to 23, is known as the last summer celebration before the new school year begins.
The Elburn Lions Club, one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country, gets the accolades for the success of this three-day event. Profits from the festival each year benefit the club's philanthropic causes, including the Illinois Eye Research Center, glaucoma screenings, guide dogs and other programs to assist the community and visually impaired.