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Newcomers and Neighbors club to host luncheon at Colonial Cafe

ST. CHARLES – The Fox Valley Newcomers and Neighbors club will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Colonial Cafe & Ice Cream, 522 Randall Road, St. Charles.

There will be a meet-and-greet followed by the luncheon, program and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Mutual Ground.

The monthly program takes place to educate people about the group’s charity projects for the year.

A representative from Mutual Ground in Aurora will tell the group about the goals and needs of the emergency shelter for families in crisis.

The goal of Mutual Ground, which started in 1975, is to provide emergency shelter for families in crisis and offer 24-hour services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including counseling, support and referrals to other agencies, states a news release.

The menu for the day will consist of the following: A vegetable soup and a choice of California turkey grill (white meat turkey salad, blended with apple, dried cranberries and toasted almonds on grilled bread with tomatoes and melted cheddar-jack cheese) served with slaw; a portobello Swiss burger (with sautéed portobello mushrooms and Swiss cheese with mayo, lettuce, pickles and red onion) served with slaw; or Los Cabos fish tacos (with grilled tilapia or crispy white fish, corn and black bean salsa, cilantro, avocado and smoky chipotle sauce piled on shredded cabbage over grilled white-corn tortillas) served with slaw. 

The dessert will feature a scoop of Colonial’s ice cream.

Coffee, tea (hot or iced) is included, and there will be a cash bar for soda or alcoholic beverages.

The price of lunch is $18, which includes tax and gratuity.  

To reserve a seat and select a menu entrée, call Janet at 630-587-5585.

Those interested should send a check, and menu selection to Janet Ballweg, 1510 Keim Trail, St. Charles, IL 60174 by Feb. 9.

After the deadline there will be no refunds.  

If an attendee is bringing a guest, include the name in the “memo” area on the check, and note a menu choice. The check is a reservation and is non-refundable.

The Fox Valley Newcomers & Neighbors Club is a social and philanthropic organization for women in the area who are interested in meeting and making new friends through social and fundraising activities. The group meets monthly for a luncheon September through June.          

For membership information, call Kristine at 630-549-0068 or visit

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