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Published: Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

‘Shrek’ was fantastic

To the Editor:

Wow! I am writing this article to express my appreciation for the gem of a community theater we have at Stage Coach Players in DeKalb. I was in the audience for “Shrek, the Musical” on Sunday, June 16. The wealth of talent and dedication displayed by everytone involved was absolutely incredible. I would encourage everyone to avail themselves of the opportunity to attend and support this fantastic theater. There are several productions left in the current season, with other special ones throughout the year.

Barbara Parsons


A random act of kindness

To the Editor:

My granddaughter enjoyed a random act of kindness the other night at Tom and Jerry’s restaurant in Sycamore. While filling up her pink lemonade, she asked me for change for the gumball machine. I told her I hadn’t looked yet when a gentleman put 50 cents down next to us. She was thrilled. I was thrilled. We thanked him. He left. My granddaughter asked me why he did that and I told her it was a random act of kindness. So, to the gentleman and all others who perform random acts of kindness ... thank you!

Linda Van Garsse


Thanks for supporting Tag Days

To the Editor:

Approximately 1,000 people in Illinois have ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease, and about 250 more are diagnosed each year. The disease may seem relatively rare, but we find many people know someone who has been affected by the disease.

At the Les Turner ALS Foundation, we are working toward the day when no one is affected by the disease. We are dedicated to treating and eliminating ALS through research, patient services, education and advocacy.

During National ALS Awareness Month in May, hundreds of Les Turner ALS Foundation volunteers participated in Tag Days drives, collecting donations and raising ALS awareness. The Tag Days drive in Sycamore was a success, raising nearly $5,400. We thank Robin Yeager for her efforts as the local Tag Days captain and are deeply appreciative of the people who supported the cause. Tag Days drives were held in 29 communities and volunteers collected nearly $80,000.

To those who donated through Tag Days and to those who served as the manpower behind this effort, thank you. Your support allows us to continue providing help and hope to people with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wendy Abrams

Executive director,

Les Turner ALS Foundation, Skokie

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