As the school year quickly comes to an end and summer sneaks in don’t forget that just down the road we have our own little corner of fun.
A place where kids can putt, endless mulligans can be called and friends of all ages can join in the fun.
Our very own Glen Ellyn Mini Golf Course! Holes and Knolls is located within MaryKnoll Park and with 36 holes plus a full concession stand it is THE perfect outing.
The miniature greens, the crazy obstacles, and the fact that no skills are needed make it a win, win for everyone.
With clubs in hand and brightly colored golf balls chosen these kids were ready to hit the course.
My favorite thing about this activity is age doesn’t matter.
Everyone loved the course. The obstacles were challenging. There were strategic putts and the numerous water hazards tested their skills.
It’s hard to find something for everyone. But this outing proved to be a perfect fit for the entire crew. The kids were patient, there was plenty of cheering, and no one called FORE!
It truly was a day of all fun and games.
Ready for a mini golfing adventure of your own. Click the link to find out more!
Glen Ellyn is a community that focuses on helping others and giving back. There is one organization that stands out above the rest. Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society supports many programs throughout Dupage County.
Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago Anima’s mission is to transform young lives through excellence in music education and choral singing. www.animasingers.org
Bridge Communities transforms lives of homeless families by facilitating the change they need to care for themselves and raise their children. www.bridgecommunities.com
CASA of DuPage County believes that all children have the right to safe, permanent and nurturing homes. The mission of CASA is to recruit, train, and support volunteer citizen advocates to effectively speak in the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in the DuPage County juvenile and family court system. https://dupagecasa.org
Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center (CDPCC) is a non-profit organization that provides affordable, professional pastoral counseling services to the public in an ecumenical setting. www.cdpcc.org
Community Housing Advocacy and Development of DuPage (CHAD) provides and advocates for quality affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families. http://www.chadhousing.org
DuPage PADS has provided hope for people who are homeless in DuPage County for 25 years by offering an array of services that build self-sufficiency and helps to stop the cycle of homelessness. https://dupagepads.org
Easter Seals provides outpatient rehabilitation services for children with developmental and physical disabilities. www.easterseals.com
Family Shelter Services provides intervention support to help heal children traumatized by domestic violence. www.familyshelterservice.org
Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center Our mission is to help children from low-income families acquire the necessary skills in academics and social interaction to move successfully through grades K-12 and into adulthood. www.gecrc.com
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry provides a resource for families to obtain fresh and non-perishable food items. www.glenellynfoodpantry.org
Glen Ellyn Park District donates scholarships to offset the cost of summer camp to allow parents who struggle financially with working full-time and providing childcare. www.gepark.org
Glen Ellyn Public Library provides a free service, “Bus to Books” summer enrichment program for ESL and financially disadvantaged children. www.gepl.org
Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling offers affordable, professional counseling services for all residents of Glen Ellyn and for children attending a Glen Ellyn school. www.geyfcs.com
Glenbard West HS English Language Learners Program serves students with over 15 non-English primary languages. Four levels of intensive English are available to students who demonstrate limited or no English skills.
NAMI DuPage provides support, advocacy, and education in order to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness and their families. www.namidupage.org
People’s Resource Center Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. http://www.peoplesrc.org
Philip J. Rock Center and School (PRC) serves two distinct functions in providing services to individuals who are deaf-blind. http://www.philiprockcenter.org
Supplies 4 Success serves school age children in the Glen Ellyn area. Over 500 children* are likely to start this school year without basic school supplies and winter outerwear. https://www.supplies4success.org
The Garden Works Project is a volunteer led organization working to relieve hunger in Chicago’s western suburbs by providing families in need of food assistance with home vegetable gardens and coaching. http://www.gardenworksproject.org
Teen Parent Connection serves the community through education on the realities and responsibilities of teenage pregnancy and through long-term assistance to adolescent parents for the development of self-esteem, parenting skills, and empowerment toward self-sufficiency. https://teenparentconnection.org
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association’s (WSDRA) mission is “the development of individuals through recreation”. www.wdsra.com
World Relief DuPage (WRD) is a refugee resettlement agency that partners with local churches, volunteers, and community groups to provide services, friendship, and support to refugees and immigrants from all over the world. www.worldreliefdupageaurora.org
YWCA’s vision is to eliminate racism and empower women. Its mission is to provide women and girls with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, be confident in their choices, and make valuable contributions to their communities. http://www.ywca.com
We recently interview Val Yaros, the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare President for Glen Ellyn Living Magazine. The full article can be found at Glen Ellyn Living Magazine.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry’s 8th Annual Celebration of Tables.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry serves about 30,000 people each year, 14,000 of who are children. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Pantry.
Sightings for Summer by Lisa Enoch, Gatherings
A Sustainable Soiree by Jennifer Umlauf & Christy Truitt, Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
Fresh OJ & Blueberry Pie with Grandma by Susan Woods
Cute as a Ladybug Picnic by Heather Cavada, Doodlebug Cookie Creations
Farm to Table in the ‘Burbs’ by Farrell Turner & Suzanne Kurtz
Bohemian Rhapsody by The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
Mid-Summer Maine Lobster Bake by Kelley Kalinich
Rhapsody in Blue by Marcel’s Culinary Experience
Art Theory by Anna Semprevivo, Locally Made
Celebrate Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade Style by Diana Laufenberg, Celebrate in Style Events
Art As I Know It by Molly Dunning
Sincerely Elvis by Michel Curth & Shanna Daniels
Hamptons Summer Inspired by Aerin Lauder by Jennifer Murphy
Collected For A Cause by Laura Broman Brown
Nurture Your Family Like A Bountiful Garden Kathy Lock & Kris Liskey, Wheaton Garden Club
Party At The Palm by Karoline Andris, Amanda Bollettino, Christine Iaconetti, Jen McNeill & Brittany O’Kray, GENC Social Committee
A Colorful Birthday Party by Melissa Love & Megan Breen
Into The Woods – Inspired by The Game of Wolf by Lauren Barron, Kristin Bernatz & Mary Kaye Lavorato, Gray Matters Game
Everything Is A Buzz about P.E.O. by Sue Clary, Mary Clingman, Karen Michalczyk, Kathryn Porter, Sharon Simms, Jill Stoffels & Julie Story, P.E.O. Chapter HQ
Newcomers Supper Club: Summer Dinner at Lake Ellyn by Diana Laufenberg
All photos taken by Alicia Donovan, Glen Ellyn Moms Village
Featured Image provided by Glen Ellyn Food Pantry