Monday, January 21, 2013
Artist applications will be taken now through March 15 for the Palatine Jaycees 9th Annual Juried Art Fair.
The Palatine Jaycees are taking artist applications for their 9th annual juried art fair, “An Art Affair Around the Square,” on September 7th and 8th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM in Towne Square in Downtown Palatine at the corners of Smith Street and Palatine Road. Artists from all specialties, including water color, acrylic, oil, pottery, fine jewelry, stained glass, pastels and others are encouraged to apply. Applications are due March 15th and can be found online at artaffairpalatine.com or by email email@example.com. There is a nominal entry fee and artists will be notified by April 16th of their acceptance status. “We have been encouraged by the diversity of artists that have participated in the past and want to continually …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A few hundred children and their families were invited to a special event at Palatine High School Tuesday night, sponsored by the Palatine Kiwanis, Jaycees and Sundling Junior High School.
More than 300 children and parents attended the annual Christmas Party for in-need kids at Palatine High School Tuesday night. The Palatine Kiwanis Club and Palatine Jaycees, along with the Builders Service Club of Sundling Junior High School, a Kiwanis affiliate, supported the event. The participants were pre-registered through the Palatine Home and Aid Day Care program, the Palatine Opportunity Center and other community children’s service groups. Each child received a gift that he or she requested when registering. The gifts were donated by the Jaycees, Kiwanis members and employees of the Village of Palatine. Kiwanis member Jim Parker masqueraded as Santa Claus while Jaycee members provided a picture with each child on Santa’s lap…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Palatine Jaycees had a special impact on 10 deserving local, and awarded them $500 shopping sprees at Walmart and $500 to help with expenses over the holidays.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On Monday night, the Palatine Jaycees proudly awarded $500 shopping sprees to 10 local families for use at the Walmart in Palatine. Afterwards, each family was also granted a surprise $500 check to use for additional expenses. Families were selected through a nomination process involving local community agencies. Through support from the Palatine Opportunity Center, Bridge Youth and Family Services, Children's Home and Aid Society and WINGS, the Jaycees accepted nominations and selected deserving recipients. This was the third year the Jaycees held this event. The money for this very special event was raised through various programs the Palatine Jaycees sponsors throughout the year. Each year, the Palatine Jaycees are behind numerous …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Whether its a picture for your child, or your pet, with Santa, a musical performance or making a ginger bread house, there are plenty of holiday activities in Palatine over the next couple of weeks.
From now through December 12, there are number of events and activities in Palatine to get you into the holiday spirit. Palatine Patch will have a freshened- up list for the two weeks leading up to Christmas day. And don't forget the annual Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree sale, now through December 16.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Now in its 55th year, the Palatine Jaycees will continue their tradition of selling Christmas trees and wreaths to fund their charitable work throughout the community.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Palatine Jaycees will be hosting their 55th annual Christmas Tree Sale in the Palatine Park District Aquatic Centerparking lot at 340 E. Palatine Road, this holiday season to raise funds to help individuals and civic groups throughout the Palatine area. The sale will run from Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, December 16th. Sale hours will be from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Thursdays and Fridays, on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Aquatic Center parking lot is located on Palatine Road just west of Northwest Highway behind the Walgreens. “This is my favorite season and being able to chair this project is a special treat this year,” said Will Hinshaw, Co-Chair of the project. “We will be …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Stop by at 11:30am and watch several area restaurants showcase their style of pizza, come see who wins the title for Best Pizza in the Palatine area, sponsored by the Palatine Jaycees.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The community-wide garage sale will be held on Saturday, August 18 on the second floor of the Gateway Center Parking Garage at the corner of Smith Street and Colfax Road in Palatine.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Organizers estimate the fest takes 3,000 manpower hours to put on each year.
As with any long-running festival, it’s easy to get caught up in the parade, live music and food that takes place annually in Palatine's Community Park and take for granted the amount of planning that goes into such a large event. For the group of Palatine Jaycees that put on the Hometown Fest each year, as they’ve done for the past 55 years, there’s about six months of planning that goes into a weekend’s worth of fun, but it’s all for the greater good. “We raise money to give back to the community and it’s a big fest for the community,” said Jackie Burke. Burke, who is one of three chairpersons from the Palatine Jaycees coordinating the event, said she was inspired to get involved after she attended the event a few years back and noticed …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Palatine Jaycees are looking for individuals or organizations that are interested in participating in Palatine's July Fourth Celebration to be held June 29 through July 4 at Community Park on Palatine Road and Northwest Highway.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Junior Chamber International President Bertolt Daems was in Hoffman Estates this week, meeting with local Jaycees.
Bertolt Daems could not help but be struck by the passion and dedication to community service while visiting several Chicago-area suburbs. "I'm surprised by the energy. I have a warm feeling despite the weather," he said with a laugh. Daems, the JCI World President, was in the area meeting with members of local Jaycee chapters. The world president of the Jaycees only comes to Illinois about once every five years. "My main message is to look toward the future, stop complaining and get out of the meeting rooms and earn your project," said Daems, who is a native of the Netherlands. The Junior Chamber International has about 200,000 active members and about 5 million alumni. There are 5,000 local chapters in 100 countries around the world. "…