Tag Archives: Joan Hansen

Letter: Friends of the Library Annual Plant Sale

Thank you to everyone in our community who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Public Library 8th Annual Plant Sale fundraiser May 6 and 7.

We had over 90 dozen locally grown colorful geraniums, gerbera daisies, tuberous begonias, petunias, star clusters, ivy and coleus. The proceeds from this sale benefit the library’s Summer Reading program, beginning June 6, for adults and children.

There were over 1,300 participants in the 2010 Summer Reading program. Our library continues to be a great place for everyone to expand their knowledge with a variety of programs and media.

The Friends are a 501(c)3 volunteer organization created to support our library’s programs and services to the community. Come check us out and be a “Friend.”

Joan Hansen
Friends of the Town & Country
Public Library
Elburn

Letter: Re-elect Bill Grabarek

Bill is the only incumbent running for one of three seats on the Elburn Village Board April 5. I’ve known Bill for over 10 years. Bill continues to be passionate about Elburn in his efforts to preserve the past, provide for our present needs and services and plans for the future. We continue to face economic challenges which require tough decisions.

Bill’s experience in village government since 1993 does matter. Bill listens to Elburn residents and sees the big picture of possibilities for Elburn’s future. Bill has been an excellent trustee and should be re-elected. The Daily Herald and the Kane County Chronicle have endorsed Bill for re-election, and so do I.

Joan Hansen
Elburn

Letter: Thank you for supporting library plant sale

Thank you to everyone in our community who supported the Friends of the Town & Country Library 7th Annual Plant Sale fundraiser, May 7 and 8.

We had over 100 dozen locally grown geraniums, gerbera daisies, tuberous begonias, ivy and coleus.

The proceeds from this sale benefit the library’s summer reading program for adults and children, as well as new materials. Over 1,300 people participated in the 2009 summer reading program. Our library continues to be a great place for everyone to expand their knowledge with a variety of media.

The Friends are a 501 (c) 3 volunteer organization created to support our library’s programs and services. Come check us out and be a “Friend.”

Joan Hansen
Executive Vice-President
Friends of the Town & Country Public Library

Letter: Impressed with Aleburn

The Elburn Chamber of Commerce gets a “thumbs up, five stars” for their Aleburn event.

Saturday’s event deserves special recognition. Billed as a fun afternoon for the whole family, Swing Assembly, an 11-piece band, took the prize. This band was terrific. They were brought to Elburn by none other than our famous Randy Ream; you know, our great meat market guy—Ream’s Market. Randy joined the band with his saxophone too. And Marie, the vocalist was outstanding. Marie’s words, as she sang, were actually understandable. She has great diction. None of that screeching most often heard by many modern-day vocalists. I compare her to others that have made it big; like Barbara Streisand and Diana Krall. Check this band out at www.swingassembly.com.

The event had a truck, a tractor and fire engines, all of which could be climbed on and explored by the children. They, too, had a ball.

Then there was the bags tournament enjoyed mostly by adults but engaged some teenagers too. Michael and Gina Greenen were a couples team. They looked good even if lefty Michael’s toss couldn’t find the hole in the target.

The food and drinks were outstanding. Reams again stood out with their brats and franken brats. Paisano’s, as always, had a wonderful reuben sandwich. American Legion were there to help quench ones thirst. To top it all off, there was Party Animals with their homemade desserts. If you haven’t tried their desserts, give them a try.

All in all, it was a fantastic afternoon. Thank you, Elburn Chamber of Commerce. Joan and I will be anxiously waiting for the next Chamber event. The chamber’s website will be getting our attention frequently, www.Elburn.com. We think this event was the brainchild of Leslie Flint of the Elburn Herald.

Joan and Jack Hansen
Elburn