When you arrive at the intersection of Rickert Road and Ogden Avenue, you’ll see signs of the times for two important events hosted by Rotary Clubs of Naperville that are, well, signs of the times. Both fundraising events also are designed to heighten awareness for unmet needs in the community such homelessness, hunger, family and youth counseling and more.
Signs, such as these at Fair Oaks Ford-Lincoln, also are placed strategically around town, thanks to locations made available by local property owners, following the city’s policies.
Soups On! 2012, hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville, on Oct. 21, at Tellabs Atrium is over for another year. Within the next few days, all of the Soup’s On! signs will come down, likely making way for political campaign signs as the Nov. 6 Presidential Election closes in on voters.
The popular fundraiser benefits Hesed House, Loaves & Fishes and DuPage PADS, now raising tens of thousands of dollars on a Sunday afternoon.
Rotary Club was joined by thousands of individuals who voluntarily contribute to help end hunger and homelessness.
The price of a ticket provides unlimited visits to the more than 30 area restaurants at Tellabs that served their specialties. A commemorative soup bowl was also available, a perfect size for caramel corn available near the family entertainment area! A recipe book also was a novelty to take home.
Live musical and dance performances were staged by students from School Districts 203 and 204 and Benet Academy. DuPage Children’s Museum hosted a supervised play area. A silent auction offered an away of gift baskets to whet just about any appetite.
By the end of afternoon, Rotarians and other volunteers noted another successful attractive event as families had come to spend a glorious Sunday afternoon sampling soups, chowders, bisques and gumbos, seasoned perfectly for an autumn day.
For more information about all the restaurants and sponsors that supported the fundraiser, visit www.soupsonrotary.com.
(Soup’s On info updated on Oct. 21)
Sunrise Rotarians bring back NaperPalooza 4 with a Vegas twist
The Rotary Club of Naperville/ Sunrise again will present its biggest fundraiser, NaperPalooza 4-Vegas Style, on Sat., Nov. 3. Combined with their distinctive creativity, the benefit will feature casino-style games and a chance to spend non-cash winnings on a variety of exciting raffle packages.
Beginning at 6PM, guests will be entertained with music by the popular rock and roll band ARRA, featuring the music of Journey, Boston, Van Halen and more, while dining on gourmet food from a dozen of Naperville’s finest restaurants.
Tickets include casino chips, entertainment, food and drink. Additional casino chips can be purchased throughout the evening.
Proceeds from the event will go toward The Education Center, Feed My Starving Children, KidsMatter and Sunrise Rotary’s International Projects.
For tickets and information about the creative event held in a huge storage warehouse, visit Naperpalooza.com.
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