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Letter: Dancing with the Geneva Stars a success

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Thanks to the Dancing with the Geneva Stars sponsors, volunteers, dance teams and the public for contributing vote dollars. The committee has announced that $18,500 was raised benefiting the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and the Geneva Academic Foundation.

The team sponsors ($600) include Allied Waste/Republic Services, Mike and Carol Donahue, Fox Valley Orthopedics, ATI Physical Therapy, Roquette America, St. Charles Bank and Trust, and Stith Oral and Mixillofacial Surgery. In-kind sponsors ($600) include Fagans, Fox Valley SuddenValues, Reszel Industries Ideavertising, and Town and Country Gardens.

Event sponsors ($250) include Bob and Sue Darnall, the Geneva Eye Clinic, David and Julie Lamb, Nuveen, Fox Valley Family Physicians, McDonalds of Geneva, Peacock Engineering, PHN Architects, Chuck and Barb Radovich, Stockholms, and Wildwood Restaurant. In-kind sponsors ($250) include Down to Earth Pottery, Image Awards, Megan Kelly Photography, and The Herrington Inn.

Sponsor level sponsors ($100) include Aurelio’s, Blue Haven Capital, Carlson’s Flooring, Chicago Title-Geneva, Dick Lewis State Farm, Fona International, MB Financial, Needle Things and Creative Impression, Riley Drugs, Sacrey and Sacrey, Troiani Subway, and US Bank. An in-kind sponsor ($100) was Scott Lebin.

Special thanks to those donating their time and talents to the event, including Odalisque Beauty, Katrina's Hair Salon, Scott Rolf, Vic Portincaso, Steve Lord, and the GHS student television network.

The dance teams swag – or gift – bag contributors were Coffee Drop Shop, Egg Harbor Café, Fuller’s Car Wash, Geneva Cleaners, the Geneva Park District, Kane County Cougars, Kernel’s Gourmet Popcorn, Paper Merchant, State Street Dance Studio, The Latest Crave, Olive Mill, Spice House, and The Sugar Path.

Those providing needed assistance include All Dressed Up (costumes), lia sophia, R J Recording and Sound, Julie Williams of GHS, and GHS volunteers. Special thanks to Grahams’s Fine Chocolates, the city of Geneva, Gallery 28, and Eagle Brook Country Club.

Thanks to Linda Cunningham, founder and artistic director of State Street Dance Studio – the entire show would not happen without her artistry and dance instructors. Also thanks to Alex Artega and Michael and AuBrey Saelee, who took 12 unprofessional adults and created a special evening of dance.

To the dance teams, thank you for your tireless work soliciting votes and rehearsing your dance routines. Thanks to the volunteers who worked for the committee at the event.

Carolyn Hill, Tim Vetang, Lisa Otto, Jane Cladis, Sheila Belon, Paulette Borota, Nancy Dantino, Therese Davison, Mary Ann Diggory, Dave Heun, Mary O’Brien, Susan Terwilliger, Trish Tkach, Connie Wagner, Paul Wessel and Linda Cunningham

Members of the Dancing with the Geneva Stars Committee

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