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    Four-year-old Lilly Menke took this picture when asked to find something red. Photo by Lilly Menke
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    Carol Glona, one of the participants in the online I Spy Challenge, took pictures to answer challenges to find something green (RIGHT) and something green and textured (LEFT). Photos by Carol Glona
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    At-home activity books are now available at the Elgin Recreation Center for pick-up. Courtesy photo

Park enthusiasts stuck at home due to COVID-19 had another option to explore the outdoors last week: an online game of I Spy hosted by the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department. Each day, a new challenge was posted, asking participants to find and photograph something in their backyard to match that day’s color. Participants then posted their photos in the activity’s Facebook event for a chance to win a prize.

The winner for the first week of the I Spy challenge was Carol Glona, who won a lavender plant from Down Home Ranch. The game will continue next week. 

Now, at-home activity books geared towards kids, made by Elgin Recreation Center staff, are available at the Rec Center for pick-up. Those interested are asked to only take enough items for their household, wear a face cloth covering, wash their hands, maintain social distancing while selecting items and only send one person from each household. So far, about 40 activity books have been given out.