PRAIRIE FLOWERS

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT

Zombie Dash a huge success

To the Editor:

The Clinton Rosette PTA would like to thank all participants and volunteers who took part in the 5K Zombie Dash. Because of your enthusiasm and hard work, this event was a huge success.

Our gratitude goes out to the District 428, the entire CRMS parent and student community, teachers and staff. Special thanks to Principal Tim Vincent and Vice Principal Brooke Condon. Your continued enthusiasm and dedication is valued. To Bill Trapp for your 5K course expertise and execution, amazing job! The music performed by Travis Jenson made the event extra fun. Great big hugs to Cindy Tucker and Kristen Carpenter for their support and race knowledge.

To all businesses that donated money, time or goods – thank you: Taco Bell, Hy-Vee, Energym, Sylvan Learning Center, Kohl’s, Schnucks, Candi Jackman Photography, New Balance, Nitro Running Club, Suter Co., KishHealth System, Hickey’s Corner Store, NB&T, Amenti Haunted House, Wakoh Wear, 3M, Courtview Dental, Dick Ponds, Northern Illinois University Athletics, students, fraternities and sororities, Barb Pres, DeKalb High School NHS and baseball team, plus several anonymous donors.

In addition to those listed above, gratitude is extended to the CRMS PTA board. Thank you for your continued tolerance and patience with your number-impaired leader. Your effort paid off, the event was a great success, raising enough money to fund field trips and provide new technology for CRMS.

Being a part of this event makes me proud to be a DeKalb resident and member of District 428. Go Barbs!

Jamie Vilet

CRMS PTA president

Thanks for helping CROP Hunger Walk

To the Editor:

As co-chairs of the local CROP Hunger walk, we are particularly grateful for the people of DeKalb for their wonderful showing of support during the annual CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 21.

On this beautiful fall afternoon, more than 250 walkers took part in the annual fundraising event and raised awareness for hunger issues locally and globally. The totals are not yet in, but it appears to be over $31,250 with 25 percent coming back to our community and 75 percent supporting national and international hunger relief. Online donations are still being accepted at www.cropwalkonline.org/DeKalbIl.

Thank you to the Daily Chronicle for excellent coverage of the event. The selected local agencies are Safe Passage, Meals on Wheels, Hope Haven and three of the larger food pantries, Sycamore UMC, Bethlehem Lutheran and The Salvation Army.

Thank you to the planning committee for keeping us on track. Thank you to Bread & Roses for inspirational music, to the Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club for keeping us safe, Jonamac Orchard and Volunteer Action Center for providing post-walk refreshments. Thank you to the late Dr. Sondra King for inspiring us to always care for the hungry and impoverished. We will see you next year!

Dan Kenney, Clinton Jesser and Lolly Voss

Co-chairs, Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk

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