The Friends of Elgin Parks (F.O.E.P.), created in 2003, is a fundraising organization that assists in providing the Springtime Music in the Park series and parks improvements. In cooperation with the Elgin parks and Recreation Advisory Board, fund from the Friends of Elgin Parks are used to beautify current park and recreation facilities, expand park facilities and assist in long range plans for the Parks' system in Elgin.
Our goals are to:
Encourage recreation, education and play in Elgin parks
Improve and promote parks in Elgin
Gain high levels of active membership
Provide supplemental events to existing Parks and Rec programming
Donating to the Friends of Elgin Parks makes a direct impact on the community around you. Through the F.O.E.P. the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department is able to create more biodiversity in our parks by planting a variety of trees and plants, and the City of Elgin is enriched through community based programming. Your contribution will go directly to funding better bands for Music in the Park, planting more trees in our parks and enhances Parks & Rec events.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP & GIVING TIERS
MATURE TREES - $500
All benefits listed below
Name and logo on event signage and website
River on Contrasts: The Texas Colorado, a signed copy by author
THRIVING TREES - $250
All benefits listed below
Tree planting in honor, memory or celebration of a person or organization
YOUNG TREES - $100
100% organic cotton carry bag
You can become a member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or sending your check and completed membership form to the Friends of Elgin Parks, PO Box 531, Elgin, TX 78621.
SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF ELGIN PARKS
You can support the many Parks & Recreation programs by sponsoring an event, making a donation or volunteering your time.
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MUSIC IN THE PARK
Join us for our annual, free, live-music series, Music in the Park! Every Friday in April, The Friends of Elgin Parks will host a different band in Veteran's Memorial Park. Be sure to bring your friends and family, beverages, snacks, blanket or a lawn chair to enjoy this event to its fullest!
THE DERAILERS Friday, April 5th @ 7:00PM
E-FLAT PORCH BAND Friday, April 12th @ 7:00PM
NICK SWIFT Friday, April 19th @ 7:00PM
BETO AND THE FAIRLANES Friday, April 26th @ 7:00PM
Rain location - Rec Center Gym
LUAU - SUMMER FUNDRAISER
Ring in the Summer with an exclusive pool opening event! This year the Friends of Elgin Parks is hosting an adult-only fundraising Luau to kick off the pool season. Join us for a buffet style dinner of roast pig, mocktails, photobooth, music, games and more!
Money raised during this event will go directly to sponsoring such things as Music in the Parks, tree planting in local Elgin Parks and more!
Be sure to get your tickets early as ticket sales are limited!
Market Days is hosted by the Friends of Elgin Parks in Elgin Memorial Park on the first Saturday of the month. This is a great opportunity to sell your unwanted items or find that treasure you've been looking for!
For more information about becoming a vendor at Market Days, email email@example.com
Elgin Memorial Park Tree Planting
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, the Friends of Elgin Parks, a hardy group of folks, gathered at Elgin Memorial Park to plant six trees. The purchase of the trees was made possible by donations of $250 and above to Friends of Elgin Parks from Lee and Martha Cox, Rick and Georgeanne Pinson, Rick and Betsy Nalle, Josh and Jamie Hausladen and 2 anonymous donors.
A variety of drought tolerant trees were chosen to complement existing trees. Mike Brune of Lone Star Mulch and Compost donated mulch for the project.
A group of trees will be planted at 1 of Elgin's parks each fall after the Friends of Elgin Parks accumulate sponsors in the $250 and above level.
Front row: Cristin Embree, Debbie Gaston, Emily Brown, Skylar Tatum, Patti Tatum, Michael Gonzalez
Back row: Kay Queen, Susie the dog, Steve Van Landingham, James Sides