Elim Christian Services Sponsors Dutchfest
Elim Christian Services, at 13020 S. Central Ave. in Palos Heights, is sponsoring a "Dutchfest" fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit adults and children with disabilities.
Southland residents will feel like saying, “Genieten van een leuke dag!” – Dutch for, “Enjoy a fun day.”
Offerings at Dutchfest include a farmer’s market, antiques, Dutch collectibles and gift items, and entertainment around you all day! The day begins at 7:30 a.m. a home cooked pannekoeke (pancake) breakfast. The rest of the day, from 8 am – 4 pm, the Dutch Village shops selling Dutch pastries, crafts and gift items. Activities include Dutch Dancers and pony rides.
The day is provided for people of all ages to come and experience some Dutch traditions and enjoy entertainment through the entire day.
The Dutch menu includes: oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts), poffertjes (mini pancake treats), rodekool (red cabbage), pea soup, pigs-in-a-blanket, banket (pastry with almont filling), and hutspot (beef and potatoes).
The children can enjoy a variety of entertainment acts. The organizers say someone might catch a glimpse of Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa Claus).
The adults will enjoy the Christmas collectibles, delft, unique Dutch groceries, baked goods, Farmer’s Market, and the Wooden Shoe Carver, along with the entertainment offered. For those who would like more conventional foods, hamburgers, pizza by the slice, bratwurst, hot dogs, baked potatoes, pie slices, brownie sundaes, frozen custard, Taco-in-a-bag, popcorn, coffee and soft drinks are all available at reasonable prices.
Admission to Dutch Festival is free and free parking with shuttle bus service is provided. All proceeds benefit Elim Christian Services.
Elim’s faith-based mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to achieve to their potential.
Elim pursues this mission by providing educational, vocational, therapeutic, and residential services to over 800 persons with developmental disabilities.