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Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Somonauk Education Foundation offers thanks

To the Editor:

The generosity of numerous donors to the Somonauk Education Foundation’s 10th dinner/auction has made it possible to award teachers grants to enhance and extend the quality of academic and extracurricular opportunities available to Somonauk students, and provide scholarships to graduating seniors. Visit or Like Somonauk Education Foundation on Facebook to learn about additional projects we support and updates for this year’s events.

The Somonauk Education Foundation would like to extend an enormous thank-you to the following donors: AHW; Arlington International Race Course; Art’s Supermarket; BeeUnique Embroidery; Bob Wright-State Farm Insurance; Brian Feltes & Associates; Brian Zabel & Associates; Bud’s Citgo; C. Neil Kay Orthodontics P.C.; C.A.W. Auto; Casey’s General Store; Castle Bank; Caywood & Associates; Charles & Mary Gunier; Chestnut Mountain Resort; Chicago White Sox; Country Cuts; Edgebrook Country Club; Greg and Karyn Grandgeorge; Gwyn Fox; Heartland Bank & Trust; Henrich Lawn Care & Landscaping; Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Roadick & Kohn; Huber Plumbing and Heating; Idle Hour Lanes; Imperial Marble; Jim’s Automotive; Jumers Casino & Hotel; Kane County Cougars; Karefully Konstructed by Karol – Karol Grandgeorge; Karen Rogers- Tastefully Simple; Kohl’s; Legend’s Bar and Grill; Leland Farmers Elevator; Leo’s Award, Gifts & Engraving Inc; Lindsay Hamer; Marlene Knecht; Mary Hamer; Mary Jane Turney; Mary Stout; Mazion Chiropratic Office; Michael Maroscia DDS; MidWest Dental; NB&T Bank; PMA Financial Network Inc; Resource Bank; Richard Underwood; Rosati’s; Sandwich Fair Association; Somonauk Junior Women’s Club; Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA; Somonauk Lions Club; Somonauk School Dist. 432; St. Louis Cardinals; Sue Dolder; Sybaris Pool Suites; Terri Vitallo; The Office Works; Tom Nielson; T-Shirt Shop-Dianne Nielson; Turner Eighner Funeral Homes; Valley West Hospital; Village Ace Hardware; Village Courtyard; Walgreens; and Wilkinson Excavating.

Thank you to everyone who makes the foundation a success.

Somonauk Education Foundation directors

FVOAS Be My Country Valentine a huge success

To the Editor:

Fox Valley Older Adult Services would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many people who made the recent Be My Country Valentine dance such a huge success.

Heartland Bank, Castle Bank, Centrue Bank and NB&T showed that they truly have a heart for seniors with their generous donations of valentine packages that were auctioned off by Craig Elliott who also donated his time. Many donors contributed dishes for the complimentary appetizer buffet enjoyed by guests all evening. There were too many to thank personally, but their donations were hugely appreciated.

The band Headin’ West put on a great show and kept the dance floor filled all night. Thanks are also extended to the many individuals who contributed to the Valentines tree by purchasing ornaments with the names of loved ones past or present that they wished to honor.

FVOAS relies on the generosity of the many donors and volunteers that help them in their mission to provide programs and services to help seniors continue to live independently in their own homes and remain a part of the community. If you would like to find out how you can become a volunteer or if you have questions about programs and services that could help someone you know, stop by FVOAS at 1406 Suydam Road in Sandwich, visit or call 815-786-9404. 

Cindy Worsley, executive director

Fox Valley Older Adult Services

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