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Nightmare on Chicago Street/Little Park of Horror 2021

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City of Elgin

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Save the Date, Save the City

Elgin's biggest event of the year - Nightmare on Chicago Street is quickly approaching! Below you will find some great volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I can be reached at 847-931-6127 or


Freddrick wimms

Set Building and Prop Design:

September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, from 10am-5pm (You can stay for however long you like).

Props are built at our barn which is on the corner of South Water Road and Copper Springs Lane in Elgin.

Volunteers with construction skills are especially valuable, but anyone willing to help is very welcome. To help out please contact our design manager Fred at 847-931-6127 or just head to the barn on Sunday.

Event Actors:

We are still looking for volunteers to fill several theatrical roles (in biohazard tents, zombie herds and civil defense). Volunteers must be willing to dress up and attend preparatory meeting (s)/rehearsals before the event. The next rehearsal/training will be on July 11th Please contact our theater coordinator Judi at

Poster/Postcard Distribution:

We are looking for volunteers to distribute posters around the region. If you are interested please contact Fred

Event Set up and clean up- October 21st - 25th :

We need a small army of volunteers to help us create the apocalypse (and then clean up after it!). This task does involve some manual lifting and carrying, but most items are bigger than they are heavy and can easily be managed by a couple of people. Our crew leaders will instruct volunteers on how and where props should go. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts:

Wednesday October 21st 9am- 3pm

Thursday October 22nd 10am -9pm

Friday October 23 th, 7am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm

Saturday October 24 th, 9am-6pm (or any part of that time)

Saturday October 24 th, 11pm-2am (clean up)

Sunday October 25 th, 11am-5pm (or any part of that time)

If you are able to help please contact Freddrick at 847-931-6127 or

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Freddrick Wimms

Community Resource Coordinator

The City of Elgin


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About City of Elgin


150 Dexter Court, elgin, IL 60120, US

Mission Statement

Elgin Allies's Volunteers Make a Difference. Giving residents the opportunity to Explore the Possibilities, Engage in your Community and Enrich your Life.


Elgin Allies has many volunteer opportunities for individual residents,students, business groups, churches and service clubs interested in giving back to the community and helping the city enhance the quality of life for all residents through giving back of our time and talents. Opportunities to serve range anywhere from working in community gardens, to helping at a city event, assisting with administrative duties for various city departments, or becoming a "snow buddy", shoveling snow for seniors.

Arts & Culture
Sports & Recreation


Mon Oct 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021
07:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Chicago street from Grove to VillaElgin, IL 60120



  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Dance
  • Carpentry
  • Electronics
  • Woodworking


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training

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