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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state, and national responses, follow the recommendations put forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and stay in communication with the Village of Glen Ellyn, School District 41, CCSD 89, and Glenbard High School District 87. Additional updates will be posted on this page.


September 24, 2021: Fall Fête postponed; Raffles and Sign-Up Parties still to be held

After careful consideration, the Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks has decided to postpone Fall Fête 2021. With the mask mandate in effect for the foreseeable future, we feel strongly that such an event will be more prudent and enjoyable once the mandate is lifted. We hope you understand, and we are so grateful for your investment into the Scholarship Fund.

Please save the date for Saturday, April 30, 2022.

If you are able to join us on April 30th, there is nothing you need to do at this moment. Your tickets will be held for you, and we will be in touch in the months leading up to the new date.

The following are your options for your purchased Fall Fête tickets:

  • Do nothing if you can join us on April 30, 2022. Your tickets will be held for you for that date.
  • Convert your tickets into 50/50 raffle tickets. Each pair of general Fall Fête tickets will be converted into three (3) 50/50 raffle tickets; each pair of VIP tickets will be converted into four (4) 50/50 raffle tickets.
  • Convert your ticket(s) into a full donation to the Scholarship Fund.
  • If you cannot join us on April 30th and would like a refund, we are happy to provide one.

If you would like to choose option 2, 3, or 4, please e-mail fetedirector@gepark.org with your instructions.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
While disappointed to postpone the in-person Fall Fête event on November 6th, there are still many ways in which one can remain involved with our efforts this year and still contribute to the Scholarship Fund!

  • On November 6th at 8:45 p.m. the 50/50, Wine, Whiskey and Whimsy Raffles will close and the winner will be pulled shortly thereafter.
  • There are multiple Sign-Up Parties in the works, including a Platform Tennis Mixed Tournament on October 24th and a Naperville Trolley Holiday Lights Tour on December 14th.

The health and safety of our supporters and partners is our highest priority. Your understanding, adaptability, and continued support is appreciated.


August 30, 2021: Updated Mask Guidance

On Thursday, August 26, Governor Pritzker reinstituted a statewide mask mandate. This new guidance requires that all individuals two years of age and older who are able to medically tolerate a face covering to wear one in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

Per the mandate, effective Monday, August 30, face coverings will be required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, while visiting Glen Ellyn Park District indoor facilities or while participating in indoor programs and activities.

We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to navigate this challenging time together.


To view previous updates, please click here.