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[Mayor Ray Rogina and his wife, Diane Cullen, join the St. Charles North and St. Charles East mascots during the annual Kick-A-Thon fundraiser. Photos by Sandy Bressner.]
“You’ve got the Rockettes on one end, and everybody from grandpa down to somebody who’s graduated from college in recent years, so there’s all sorts of levels of fitness,” Kick-A-Thon official Dawn Stippich said. “And it’s all in fun and it’s not competitive, and no one is trying to outdo each other or anything like that.”
Certainly not. Far from it.
“I think the thing that makes it so special is the fact that it brings together the entire community,” Stippich said. “We’ve got dancers from St. Charles North and dancers from St. Charles East joining together to fundraise for our three beneficiaries. It brings in both sides of the crosstown rivalry. They work together, and all members of the community come out to kick.”