To the Editor:
On Dec. 4, Christ the Teacher University Parish celebrated 50 years of its annual Christmas Benefit Dinner.
This event celebrated the beginning of the season through community fellowship while helping raise money for student and parishioner programs.
This wonderful evening was held at the Duke Ellington Ballroom at Northern Illinois University and was made possible with the hard work and support of the following individuals: Sue and Steve Johnson, Barb Berg, Karen and Mark Anderson, Claudia and Dan Hueber, Matt Swan, Steve Almburg, Kim and Justin Keck, Tom and Pam Sullivan, Michelle Smith, Anita Zurbrugg, Marti Brown, Lucia Kise, Pat O’Neill, Terri Reid, Leslie Venere and the Newman Music Ministry, Katie Fox, the Newman Center student helpers, PKT Fraternity, Knights of Columbus, Holmes Student Center Catering and Audio Visual Department, Karen Villano, and the dedicated Newman Center staff, along with many others who donated their time and talents for this celebration.
We also would like to thank those whose contributions enhanced this event and supported our parish: Mike Mooney Chevrolet Automotive Group, Gary and Mary Kuhn, Lucille Fink, Larry Desmond, Voluntary Action Center, Sweet Dreams, the children of Joyce Faivre, Micki and Tony Chulick, Brian Bemis Automotive Group, Robert and Doris Boey, Joseph and Emily Camaioni, Dr. Paul and Mary Pat Dubrick, Kevin and Kathy Gallagher, Rev. Robert Jones, John and Carol McGinn, William and Josephine Monat, Nicholas and Virginia Noe, Joanne Starzec, Donald and Amelia Ahles, Alfred and Lia Grace Aspengren, Jim and Michelle Cole, Dean and Connie Conway, Elizabeth Elsner, Victoria Finn, Ronald and Denise Frieders, Robert and Susann Furlan, Guadalupe and Patricia Galvan, Rev. Msgr. Robert Hoffman, Jose B. Jaques, Dennis and Karen Kahl, Jerry and Rebecca Kill, Rev. Steven Knox, Jack and Bev Kuhn, Randall and Ellen Panzer, Edward and Jeanne Rudnicki, Robb Smith, Sharon Tourville, Brian Walsh, Bill and Mary Ann Wines and countless others who generously donated items and services toward our live and silent auctions.
Once again, our community came together and provided a joyous opening to the Christmas season.
Chris and Bill Brady
and Sheila and Mike Dillon
Christ the Teacher Benefit Dinner, co-chairs