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Thanks for donating to Pancake Breakfast

To the Editor:

The Malta Lions Club would like to give a special thank you to all the businesses that donated to our annual Pankcake Breakfast!

Resource Bank, Subway of Malta, Karshone’s Hometown Cafe, Jonamac Orchard, Hickey’s Corner Store of Malta, Lincoln Inn Restaurant, Malta Mustang Bar & Grill, Schnucks Supermarket, Whitman’s Catering, Steak ‘n Shake, Hy-Vee, Junction Eating Place, Walmart of DeKalb and Rochelle and Headon’s.

We appreciate your generosity in helping make this event a great success, which will benefit the Malta Lions Club Scholarship Fund for a DeKalb High School student.

Malta Lions Club

Babies Gone Wild a success

To the Editor:

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center held its first, annual fundraiser, Babies Gone Wild, on March 2, and we have many people to thank for the success of the evening. We had the gracious support of many donors who donated items for our live and silent auctions including: Dick Braun, Pizza Villa, Susan Cudden, Blackhawk Moving and Storage, Walsh and Associates, and many others. 

Our evening was made enjoyable with food from Taxco Restaurant and the specialized catering that Jesus Romero was happy to provide. We had the generous support of Fox River Co. baskets to make our auction items look their best. Toni Moon, Fran Osenberg, Mike Drake, Mark Haller-Wade, Anne Spencer and TechPro of St. Charles all played a role in making the night go by without a hitch.

While I can say the fundraising event was a success, the true benefit to the evening was assembling a group of people who understand and agree with the driving belief of the organization: every life matters. The work of wildlife rehabilitation is not easy; it is difficult, messy, expensive, labor intensive and time consuming. It is also important, fulfilling, inspiring and I am thankful it happens in our community by the generosity of donors and volunteers. 

Thanks to all who helped Babies Gone Wild, the wild babies that soon will be filling our George Balster Wildlife Care Center thank you as well.

Lisa Gurman

Oaken Acres board member

Chairwoman of Babies Gone Wild

Thanks for helping Note to Remember

To the Editor:

The fifth annual Sycamore Music Boosters’ “A Note to Remember” event held Feb. 9 at Blumen Gardens was a tremendous success! It is with deep gratitude that we thank our sponsors and donors that helped support our mission: Enriching the quality of music education, performance and awareness in the Sycamore schools and community.

Our appreciation is extended to the following sponsors that helped make this event so successful: National Bank & Trust Co., Taxco Restaurant, Ideal Industries, Austin’s Violin Shop, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, Prairie View Animal Hospital, The Suter Co., American Midwest Bank, Illinois Community Credit Union, Hy-Vee, Law Office of Richard L. Turner, Sycamore Fraternal Order of the Police, and Dr. Todd Curtis, Orthodontist.

Our gratitude is expressed to the following businesses and community members for their contributions: Blumen Gardens, Wendy Tritt of Trittenhaus Design, Shaw Media – Daily Chronicle and The MidWeek, Starbucks Coffee of DeKalb, Jesus Romero of Taxco Restaurant, Gia DaVini of Chocolate Shivers, Victoria Shipman of Essentials by House of Interiors, Le Print Express, Audrey Stevens of Sycamore Super Dollar Store, Carla Phillips, Rachel Vidales, Kathy Brancato, Julie Brazeau, Sycamore Education Foundation, Lion’s Club Community Bulletin Board, all of our outstanding performers, and our wonderful Music Boosters families and friends.

Thank you to the following businesses and families for their donations: 3M, Austin’s Violin Shop, Bob Abel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cabana Charley’s, Caribou Coffee, Cathy Pivonka, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Wolves, Chipotle of DeKalb, The Confectionary, Cottone family, Country Inn & Suites, Culver’s of Sycamore, Curves, Dairy Queen, Drayton Eggleson, Egg Haven, Eggsclusive Café, Franklin’s Frame Shop, Garth Anderson, Grant family, Hillside Restaurant, Johnny’s Charhouse, Jovanovich family, Kane County Cougars, Ken and Amy Tonaki, Kish Cottage, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Scott and Kristine Mertens, Larry and Laura Alferink, Lou Malnati’s, Morreale family, Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Parkway Restaurant, Party Zone, PJ’s Courthouse Tavern, Potbelly, Prairie View Animal Hospital/Diemer family, Ralph’s Carwash, Rosita’s, Shedd Aquarium, Southern Signature Studio, Sport’s Clips, Stomp Shoe Store, Sweet Earth, Sycamore Park District, Target, Twisted Taste and Walmart.

Please accept our apologies if we mistakenly omitted someone. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone that assisted in making this “Note to Remember” event a huge success!

Ken Olson

Sycamore Music Booster president

Lori Grant

A Note to Remember chairwoman

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