Letter: A thank you from the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters and Knight of Performances Planning Committee

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On behalf of the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters and the Knight of Performances Planning Committee, I want to express our gratitude to the many individuals and businesses that made our recent Knight of Performances Barbecue fundraising a success.

Thank you to many parents, family members and neighbors who attended our first, and hopefully annual, event; our caterer, BBQ Express of Somonauk; the many spectacular middle and high school student performers; Kaneland Harter Middle School for the use of the cafe for the event; Brian Kowalski, Lori Grant, Rebecca Andersen and Dan Zielinski for their ongoing support; all of the parents and students who volunteered to help at the event with their time and/or baking abilities; Joan Rule for her assistance; Aaron Puckett, Bryan Kunstman, April Rames and the administration for their support; and the Harter Middle School custodial staff.

In addition, Kaneland is fortunate for the generosity of the following businesses and individuals who donated items for our basket raffle: Bootleggers, Calamity Jane’s, Castle Bank, Chicago Bears, Bryan Kunstman, Chicago White Sox, Curves, Da Capo Music, Delnor Wellness Center, Andersen Plumbing & Heating, Dr. Harry Krauspe, All Things Art by Erin Livermore, Fireside Grille Restaurant, Lynfred Winery, A Salon, Hill’s Purple Store, Don Beebe House of Speed, Imperial School of Music, Jewel (Elburn and Sugar Grove), Kane County Cougars, Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival, Lori Grant, Sara Mitchinson, Mitch and Carol Kida, Ninah Herrero of Bakeries Most Wanted, Old Second Bank, Jewelry by Paige, Paisano’s, Paramount Theatre, More Polish Pottery, Ream’s Elburn Market, RichWrap, Snap Fitness, St. Charles Gymnastics Academy, Stage Coach Theatre, Starbucks, Hair Director’s, A Nailology, The Art Box, 101.9 FM The Mix WTMX/Chicago, Thirty-One and Estrellita Uzagarra, Tom and Eddie, Trillium Health & Wellness, Walgreen’s (Elburn and Sugar Grove), Harris Golf Carts, Cheryl Krauspe, Bath & Body Works, and P&M Sewer and Water, Inc.

Last but certainly not least, we thank the parents and family members for supporting the band, choir and theatre programs at Kaneland. To quote Plato, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Denise Blaszynski
President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters