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'50 Men Who Cook' set for Saturday

Published: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 12:05 p.m. CST

50 Men Who Cook, the annual fundraiser presented by KishHealth System to benefit the children of DeKalb County, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, North Annie Glidden Road, on the Northern Illinois University campus.

Prominent DeKalb County men will cook their own specialty dishes for those in attendance to sample, including appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrees and desserts. The evening will include dinner (sampling of all dishes), cash bar, entertainment and raffles.

Tickets cost $40 each at the door; in advance, $60 for two. Proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Advance tickets are available online or at CASA DeKalb County, 407 W. State St. in Sycamore; NB&T, 230 W. State St. in Sycamore; or Crum-Halsted Insurance, 2350 Bethany Road in Sycamore.

CASA DeKalb County Inc. (Court Appointed Special Advocate), is a nonprofit organization which trains local citizens as volunteer child advocates. These advocates are appointed by the DeKalb County Juvenile Court in cases involving children who have been abused or neglected by their parent or guardian.

The CASA volunteers are responsible for gathering information about a child's case and advocating in court for the best interests of these children. CASA DeKalb County Inc. currently has 67 advocates who are representing more than 200 DeKalb County children.

More information is available at www.50menwhocookdekalb.org

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