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Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Sycamore foundation thanks donors

To the Editor:

The Sycamore Education Foundation would like to thank the Ellen Beulah and the Roberta Hackett families for their generous monetary donation. This contribution will help the foundation fulfill its mission to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students in the Sycamore School District 427 not otherwise available through regular funding sources.

The Sycamore Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to meet the needs for increased community involvement and support for public education. Since its inception, the Sycamore Education Foundation has distributed more than $725,000. Funds collected have been applied through grants to teachers, staff and administrators.

For more information regarding the Sycamore Education Foundation including a detailed grants list, please visit our website at www.sycamoreeducationfoundation.org.

Sycamore Education Foundation

Thanks for helping food drive

To the Editor:

Thank you to the Sycamore community. Together with you the Sycamore/Cortland Letter Carriers collected more than 4,300 pounds of food on our annual Food Drive on May 11. Food collected on this day benefited the Sycamore Food Pantry at Sycamore United Methodist Church and the Salem Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

Thank you to Vickie Stevens and the staff at the pantry and the volunteers at SUMC. Also Mary Ann Best and her husband at Salem Lutheran. This could not happen without the volunteers from the Sycamore Post Office. Thank you to all city carriers and rural carriers of both Sycamore and Cortland, and to the clerks on duty that day. A very special thank-you to retired Postmaster Steve Davenport and his wife Carrie, retired letter carriers Dave Lundberg and Keith Rebhorn, off-duty rural carrier Olga Bannister, Isabella Lopez, Teri Pardridge, Jeannie Pappas and her sons, Kosta and Fotis, for all your help and hard work.

The city of Sycamore should be proud of their efforts and that of the many volunteers that make this event a success. Let’s hope for an even bigger collection of food next year. Thank you all once again.

Larry Lovejoy

Sycamore Post Office

Thanks for helping DeKalb students

To the Editor:

The DeKalb High School Vocational Program would like to thank our community partners for hosting our students during the 2012-13 school year. By assisting our students in gaining valuable vocational skills it has given the young adults that we teach a purpose and thus enhances their lives.

Our students were provided excellent vocational educational experiences by having access to on-the-job training at the following locations: Schnucks, DeKalb County Home, TAILS Human Society, Voluntary Action Center (Senior Center), Northern Illinois University, Kishwaukee College, Salvation Army Food Pantry, Ombudsman School, Jefferson Elementary School, Tyler Elementary School, District 428 Education Center.

So, again, thank you so much for providing such a valuable and life fulfilling opportunity for our students.

DeKalb High School Vocational Program

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