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Over the many year that I have been an elected official, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the residents that make up Addison. This happens at Village Board meetings and Village sponsored events and functions. Because our meetings have been televised for so many years, it also happens at the supermarket, or when my wife Sandy and I are out to dinner. I enjoy meeting our fellow community members and hearing what they think, and I believe that elected officials should be approachable and open to these encounters.
It surprises me, though, that some residents don't know that is extends to the Mayor's Community Charity Ball, held each year to kick off the holiday season by raising money for our local charities and service organizations.
People who feel comfortable coming and talking with me at an event on the Village Green, or at Chamber event will say, "I wasn't sure I could attend," if I ask if they've ever been to the Mayor's Ball.
This event is open to everyone in our community! It is a wonderful opportunity to get together with old friends and meet new ones; to have a delicious meal and enjoy wonderful entertainment; and to raise money for 20 different organizations who are based in Addison, and who will use that money to help people in Addison.
Last year, more than $62,000 was distributed, which was more than the year before. This was a welcome surprise, considering that most fundraisers have seen a decline in the past few years. It shows the level of commitment that our community has to the event, and to helping each other. They are happy that the money raised stays right here in Addison.
The event is not a political fundraiser. Any money raised on behalf of the Village is donated. Each year, I have the honor of choosing two organizations to support. Each year, part of the funds go the Addison Community Switchboard, which provides short term help to those in need. This year, I have also chosen to support the Medinah Shriners, who will use the funds to help provide transportation for children in our area who need help at one of the Shrine Hospitals located across the country.
Please join us for this year's Mayor's Community Charity Ball on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets. Tickets are $75 per person, and you can choose which organization that your ticket will support. There is also a cash raffle and Silent Auction that evening.
More details are below. We look forward to seeing you on November 12 at the Mayor's Ball.
Benefits 20 Charities, Service Organizations
Tickets are now available for the 2011 Mayor’s Community Charity Ball, to be held Saturday, Nov. 12 at Alta Villa Banquets.
Last year more than $62,000 was distributed 22 local charities and service organizations, all of which use the funds right here in Addison.
This black tie optional event is hosted by Mayor Larry Hartwig. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner music is provided by the Addison Trail Chamber Strings, followed by dancing to the Elmhurst College Jazz Band.
Dinner tickets will be $75 per person, including open bar. Approximately half of each dinner ticket will be donated to the sponsoring organization of your choice!
In addition to a delicious dinner and marvelous entertainment, you can also get a start on your holiday shopping at the Silent Auction, featuring items for any budget, such as sports memorabilia, getaways and jewelry. Guests are required to pre-register their Visa or Mastercard when they arrive, and will receive an electronic bidding device that will streamline bidding and make check out at the end of the evening much simpler.
Tickets may also be purchased for the cash raffle, awarding $1,500, $1,000 and $500 – winners need not be present. Raffle tickets are available from any of the sponsoring organizations; they may also be purchased the night of the event.
For more information, please contact Doree Krage, Assistant Community Relations Director, at 693-7550. Credit cards cannot be accepted for dinner reservations.
District 88 Foundation is a new sponsoring organizations this year. The remaining organizations are: Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Addison Rec Club, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Educational Foundation for Excellence, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, Helping Hand Sertoma Club, Kiwanis Club of Addison, Knights of Columbus, LCFS - Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, Parks & Recreation Foundation, Rotary Club of Addison, Serenity House, Sister Cities of Addison, Student Participation Center, and Women’s Club of Addison.
Things to Know
The Village of Addison Public Works Department has won a
2011 Excellence in Storage award from the Salt Institute for environmental
consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt.
In all, 159 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada
When the direct and indirect impact of road shutdowns on
the broader economy is factored in, road salt becomes even more valuable. A
study conducted for the American Highway Users Alliance showed snowstorms
can cost states hundreds of millions of dollars per day – making proper salt
storage and timely deicing a smart investment.
DiFatte, Jim Rhoads, Bob Greve & Barbara Marazzo
On July 22, after heavy rains throughout the area, children in the Briar Hill subdivision discovered that baby ducks had been swept down a storm sewer.
Two members of the Police Department and two members of Public Works worked to recover the family of ducks and return them to their agitated mother.
Residents from the area submitted to the story to a local newspaper, and also contacted the Village of Addison to thank the employees for their tireless efforts.
Trick or Treat Hours
The Village’s Trick or Treat Hours will be on Monday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Children should only trick or treat within three blocks of their home.
Parents are encourage to supervise children at all times,
especially when crossing streets.
Send Us a Picture
The Addison Historical Museum is always interested in adding Addison-related images to its collection.
You can use your digital camera or cell phone to take a picture of your home or other place in Addison, such as a business, school, church, park, or sign. Then send it via email to the Addison Historical Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name and any information about the photo that would be helpful.
Or you may have Addison-related photos
from the past that you would like to share. We will accept paper
copies, or you can scan the photos and email them to the museum at the
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford will visit the Addison Village Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to promote the Cash Dash program.
Visit Room 1301A between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to learn about recovering unclaimed property, such as inheritances, unclaimed checks and more.
Having been a part of the Addison community for almost
half a century, the Addison United Presbyterian Church at Army Trail and
Mill Roads will close its doors after the final service there on Sunday,
October 2, 2011.
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