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Treasure Sale brought home a feeling of community

To the Editor:

Thank you to the community and to the Fundraising Committee for the Expansion of the DeKalb Public Library.

This group sponsored a “Treasure Sale” last weekend at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Donations were solicited to be sold for the purpose of an expansion to the library. The event was very successful thanks to this group of dedicated volunteers composed of Mary Beth Van Buer, chairman, Dorothea Bilder, Donna Brown, Paula Bryner, Abby Chembers, Susan Doubler, Wenke Hanson, Linda Mason, Darla Massier, Nancy Norris, Denise Rode, Sally Stevens and Ruth Anne Tobias.

The Treasure Sale brought home a feeling of community very strongly. How many cities would bring together their service organizations to support an expansion of the library by donating money and time? Time may be even more valuable than money these days.

In addition to the individuals, thanks are owed to Aldi, Hy-Vee, City of DeKalb, Goodwill, Jim Launer, Lincoln Inn, Michael’s, Sun Flower Catering for their support in organizing the event. A very special thank-you goes to the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Thanks go to the following service groups: Altrusa International, Catholic Daughters of Americas 996, Charles and Gretchen Collectibles, DeKalb Women’s Club, Friends of the DeKalb Public library, Gerrye Carlson, J.G. Glidden Homestead, Barbed Corners Antique Club, Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club, Library Whist Club, Paul and Shirley Nehring, and the Drama Club. All of the groups donated the proceeds for the expansion of the library.

Dee Coover

Director, DeKalb Public Library

FVOAS dinner dance a success

Fox Valley Older Adult Services would like to thank the many sponsors, volunteers and others who contributed to the success of our 20th annual Dinner Dance & Auction that was held May 4.

Our generous sponsors included our new Platinum Premier annual sponsor, Valley West Community Hospital and our Silver annual sponsor Heartland Bank.

The table sponsors included Friends of Rick Olson, Beverage Family Funeral Home, Castle Bank, NB&T, Elliott Auctions, Maddie’s Place, Metro/Team Amusements (Shroyer Family), Wildwood L.L.C., Cindy and Chuck  Worsley, Betty Erickson, Just In Time Heating & Air Conditioning, Rush-Copley Medical Center, Mark Weinhold DDS and Waubonsee Community College.

Other sponsors included Art’s Food Market, Linda McVicker, Peg Nickels, Viridian and The Tillers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Taylor Freezers & Equipment Co., Sandwich Veterinary Hospital, Community Disposal, Idle Hour Lanes, AG TECH, C.A.W. Auto Inc., Somonauk Insurance Agency, Tri-County Property Management Inc. and Yingling Salvage.

Sandwich Girl Scout troop 4737 volunteered their time to serve as helpers for the event. Thank you to Sandy Hix for catering the wonderful meal, to Jim and Craig Elliott for their outstanding auctioneer services and to Bill and Mary Coultrip for serving as auction clerks.

So many people from our Board of Directors and our staff volunteered countless hours planning, organizing, decorating and tending to the myriad of details that go into hosting a successful event.

More than 200 donors generously contributed items for the silent and the live auctions. We are so grateful their generosity.

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the many people who attended the dinner dance and opened their hearts and their wallets to generously donate toward supporting our mission of helping seniors maintain their independence and continuing to live in their own homes. Your support provided almost $24,000 that will all be utilized for services and programs for area seniors.

Call 815-786-9404 or visit to learn about our many programs and services for area seniors and for more information on how you can support our vital mission.
Nicki Butterfield

President, FVOAS Board of Directors
Sue Husar

Chairwoman, Dinner Dance Committee

Thanks for helping tax aide program

To the Editor:

The DeKalb County AARP Tax Aide Program would like to thank the following donors for their donations this year: The National Bank & Trust Co. and Castle Bank for paper donation; DeKalb Senior Center, DeKalb County Outreach, Resource Bank in Genoa, DeKalb Public Library, Sycamore United Methodist Church, Ideal Industries and Village of Kirkland for location.

We provided free tax preparation to more than 1,000 taxpayers this tax season. Our two dozen volunteers at eight locations donated 28 hours each week from Feb. 1 through April 13 to provide this service to seniors and low-income taxpayers. Without these donations, we would not be able to provide this service.

David Leifheit

DeKalb County coordinator

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