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Fundraiser to support literacy project

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

DeKALB – A fundraiser for the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the DeKalb High School cafeteria at 501 W. Dresser Road.

The dinner supports the annual effort to provide 50 solid oak bookcases with starter libraries to children enrolled at the Two Rivers Head Start program, according to a news release. Each bookcase bears a nameplate engraved with the name of the child receiving it to promote literacy.

The fundraiser will feature entertainment from the DeKalb High School a capella choir, and participants will receive a copy of “Learning, Earning and Giving Back,” by A Bookcase for Every Child founder Jim Davidson, while supplies last.

Tickets are $16 each or $125 for a table of eight.

To reserve or purchase tickets, call project chairman John Rey at 815-758-8577, or send your name, address, number of tickets and a check made payable to DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project to P.O. Box 1174, DeKalb, IL 60115. Reservations must be received by Feb. 12.

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