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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2006
Contact:
 
Doree Krage, Asst. Director
Community Relations Department
630/543-4100, ext. 7550

MAYOR’S COMMUNITY CHARITY BALL BREAKS ALL RECORDS

16th Annual Event Distributes $69,000 to Local Charities, Organizations

The 16th Annual Mayor’s Community Charity Ball – held Nov. 11 at Alta Villa Banquets – brought in a record number of people and donations, allowing for nearly $69,000 in net proceeds to 20 sponsoring organizations at Monday evening’s Village Board meeting.

Funds were given to representatives of each of the organizations by Deputy Mayor Richard Veenstra. Mayor Larry Hartwig, who hosted the event, said last week, “Everyone who works to plan this event knows it is hard work, but when we see the rewards that Addison brings, it is well worth it. So many good causes will be supported by what we’ve raised.”

All money earned on behalf of the Village is donated by the Mayor to two local causes: the Addison Community Switchboard, and the Sister Cities of Addison’s scholarship fund to allow Addison students to visit Triggiano, Italy.

More than 650 people had attended the event at $60 per person; $31.50 of each ticket went to the organization from which the ticket was purchased.

In addition, a cash raffle brought in $14,165, and the Silent Auction which offered 319 items brought in nearly half of the event’s profits, $31,330.

Expenses were kept reasonable through the generosity of business who helped to underwrite some of the costs, including Alta Villa Banquets, Allied Waste Services, Oxford Bank, DiCianni Graphics, Addison Floral and Artisti Floral.

All of the charities and organizations are local and will use the money earned to make a direct impact on Addison. The 20 sponsoring organizations were the Addison Community Switchboard, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Addison Knights of Columbus, Addison Trail Music Boosters, Addison Trail Theatre Boosters, American Association of University Women – Addison Branch, Americans of Italian Descent, Concord Lutheran School, District 4 Foundation for Educational Excellence, Helping Hands Sertoma Club, Kiwanis Club of Addison, LCFS – Lutherbrook Child & Adolescent Center, Medinah Shriners, NorthEast DuPage Special Recreation Association, Parks & Recreation Foundation, Rotary Club of Addison, Sister Cities, Student Participation Center and.Women’s Club.

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