Thanks for Successful Taste of DeKalb Event


Northern Rehab Physical Therapy SpecialistsDeKalb, IL  60115

Contact: Ken Olson
(815) 756-8524,

Date: September 25, 2018

Letter to the Editor – For Immediate Release

Thank You for a Successful Taste of DeKalb Rotary Event!

The Taste of DeKalb hosted by the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club recently held on September 23 was a great success! The members of the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary extend their gratitude to the community for supporting this fun, family-friendly event at Van Buer Plaza in Downtown DeKalb immediately following the Corn Classic 10K Race. The proceeds from this event went directly to support the Rotary’s Community Grant for Children, Youth, and Families. Grant funds are distributed to local organizations that have projects which positively impact the lives and well-being of children, youth, and families. This year’s grant recipients include the DeKalb Library, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, and Hope Haven.

Our appreciation is extended to the City of DeKalb, the Corn Classic Race committee, and the food vendors including Fatty’s, Ninas Tacos, Betty Jeans Soul Food, Sycamore Country Store and Catering, Sweet Dreams, Greek Orthodox Church, John Pappas, Ellwood Steakhouse, and DeKalb Tom and Jerry’s who helped make the event possible.

We also appreciate the entertainers including; Reilly Farrell, The Ukulele Orchestra, the DeKalb High School Dance Team, the DeKalb High School Jazz Combo and Behind the Beat’s Productions; as well as, Magic Matt and the Youth Services Bureau for providing fun activities for the children.

We also wish to acknowledge and thank our event sponsors whose donations help to support the event and the Rotary Community Grant including: Shaw Media, WLBK/WSQR, First National Bank, NIU Board of Trustee Members, Pappas Development LLC, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, Heartland Bank, Kenda Jeske CPA, ADC Hosting LLC, Magic Matt—M. Sherer, Northwestern Medicine, Resource Bank, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group-Diane Hammon, North Central Cyclery, Anderson Funeral Home, State Farm-Jeff Keicher, Scott Zeimet, Darrell Foss, Brian Scholle, Kathy and Albert Watkins, Academy Solutions, Ameriprise Financial-Brendon Gallagher, Anderson Funeral Home, Becky Beck’s Jewelry, Behind the Beats Productions, DeKalb Township, DeKalb Park District, DeKalb Sycamore Chevy GMC Cadillac Buick, Foster Buick Lonkins and Lungreen LLC, James MacMurdo, Northern Illinois University, Banner up Signs, Bethany Animal Hospital, Brian Kloberdanz DDS, Crum Halsted Agency Inc, Floor to Ceiling, Iddy Biddy Pool School, Pizza Villa, Spex Expressions, Studio One Salon and Spa, Kar Fre Flowers, DeKalb County Community Gardens, Christine J. Johnson DeKalb County Treasurer, and VIP Cleaners.

We extend our gratitude to all of the community members that attended and enjoyed a variety of delicious food and drink, as well as the fun activities with their family and friends at this event! Your support made the 2018 Taste of DeKalb a great success, and we are making plans for September 22, 2019!

Scott Zeimet, Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary President, and Taste of DeKalb committee members John Jencks, David Dosier, Gip Seaver, Randi Napientek, Harold Graf, and Ken Olson

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