Elburn Days offers fun for kids of all ages

by Susan O’Neill
ELBURN—This year’s Elburn Days offers activities and entertainment for kids as young as pre-schoolers, with a Pretty in Pink dance exhibition by students from the M&M Dance Studio. A free dance lesson with Miss Maggie on Saturday afternoon at the Community Stage.

Teens hoping for their chance at local fame in this year’s Teen Elburn Idol contest can pick up some pointers from 2008 winner Alyssa Parma, when she opens for Catfight on the Main Stage on Friday night. This year’s contenders will show their stuff during the finalist competition on Saturday.

The Talent Contest set for Sunday afternoon offers young people with talents other than singing an opportunity to show what they can do. Previous contestants have included dancers, local garage bands, an accordion player and bagpipe players.

New this year to Elburn Days is a teen dance band, The Public, who will take the stage on Saturday evening. The local group, together for one-and-a-half years, features rock and alternative rock music. The band plays original and cover music such as Sublime and Metallica.

A dance party on Sunday afternoon offers 7- to 10-year-olds the chance to hop on stage and learn a hip hop dance.

Contests for kids and adults alike include a hula hoop contest and an all-you-can-eat ice cream contest, sponsored by Colonial Ice Cream.

For more information about these and other dance and gymnastic events, visit the Elburn Lions website at www.ElburnLions.com.