Festivalâ€™s community stage full of fun
Schedule of events set for Elburn Dayâ€™s community stage
by Mike Slodki
Somehow, some way, Elburn Days will attempt to pack an astounding amount of fun on the community stage from Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23.
On Friday, Ronald McDonald will bring his brand of fun following the Elburn Days Parade at 7:30 p.m. Also at 7:30, 2008 Teen Elburn Idol Alyssa Parma will open on the main stage for Catfight.
From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., A Factor Dance Company brings the moves.
On Saturday, the next generation of Elburn Idol will shine during its finalist competition from noon to 1 p.m.
Jazzercise will hit the stage from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Following shortly after will be Excel Gymnastics and Rebel Cheerleaders showing off their talent.
From 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. comes the Pretty in Pink Dance Exhibition, and all preschoolers can come on over to the stage for a free dance class with Miss Maggie.
At 4 p.m., the teen Elburn Idol runner-up gets set to sing on stage as an opening act for Back Country Roads.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. sees the grooves of M&M Dance Explosion, while a hula hoop contest keeps the fun going on the stage from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., the spotlight goes onto the 2009 Teen Elburn Idol winner, who sings on the main stage and opens up for Red Woody.
From 7:45 to 9 p.m., St. Charles North High School Band â€œThe Publicâ€ plays its rock and alternative originals and covers. The band is made up of John Welte, Ben Hodges, Jake Fulk, Kyle McDonald and Andrew Filipos.
On Sunday, the second annual talent contest takes place from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the second annual ice cream eating contest, sponsored by Colonial Ice Cream. The contest will be for ages six and under, 7-12, 13-17 and adults. Prizes are to be awarded for first through third place, with all participants receiving a certificate.
At 3 p.m., the junior Elburn Idol runner-up sings on the main stage opening for Deep Six.
3:30 to 4 p.m. features a dance party for kids ages 7 to 10, with the opportunity to go up on stage to learn hip hop dances.
From 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., M&M Dance performs again.
At 6:30 p.m., the final community stage fun for another year takes place with the junior Elburn Idol winner on the main stage, opening for 7th Heaven.
Community stage schedule
Subject to change
Friday, August 21
7:30 p.m.: Ronald McDonald
8:30 p.m. A Factor Dance Company performs
Saturday, August 22
Noon â€œElburn Idolâ€ Finalist Competition
2:30 p.m. Excel Gymnastics and Rebel Cheerleaders
3:45 p.m. Pretty in Pink Dance Exhibition: bring your
preschoolers to the stage for a free dance
class with Miss Maggie
4:30 p.m. M&M Dance Performs
5:45 p.m. Hula Hoop Contest
7:45 p.m. Teen Band/Dance, â€œThe Publicâ€
Sunday, August 23
1 p.m. 2nd Annual Talent Contest
2:15 p.m. Second Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest
Sponsored by Colonial Ice Cream.
Ages 6 and Under, 7-12, 13-17,
and adult categories.
Prizes awarded to 1st , 2nd and 3rd.
All participants receive a certificate.
3:30 p.m. Dance party for ages 7-10
4:15 p.m. M&M Dance performs