information provided by Elim Christian Services
CRESTWOOD, Ill. (September 21, 2019) – Dutch Fest begins at 7:30am on Saturday, September 28. The annual event is held on the grounds of Elim Christian Services, 13020 S. Central Avenue in Crestwood, Illinois. Admission and parking are free.
The day includes a variety of ethnic Dutch food, beginning with a pannenkoek (pancake) breakfast, and continuing with banket (pastries with almond filling), hutspot (beef and potatoes), and oliebollen (fried donuts). Pizza, hamburgers, bratwurst, hotdogs, and other familiar foods are also available. The festival also recreates a Dutch Village made up of craft and food shops and a colorful farmer’s market. Kids activities are available, and Dutch-themed entertainment is provided throughout the day.
“In addition to providing a fun and family-friendly experience for all ages, the Dutch Festival connects people to the Elim community, an experience you’ll never forget,” said Dan Vander Plaats, Elim’s Director of Advancement. “We hope to connect thousands more people to Elim’s community this year, and help each one understand the value and importance of our neighbors who live with disabilities.”
Dutch Fest is Elim’s largest fundraiser of the year with all proceeds directly impacting hundreds of children and adults with disabilities. Elim’s mission is to equip children and adults with disabilities to pursue their God-given potential by offering person-centered educational, vocational, and therapeutic services and by partnering with their communities.
For more information or a detailed schedule of the day’s events, visit Elim Dutch Festival.