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Bowl for a Carpentersville cause

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If you like to bowl, you may as well do it for charity.

Carpentersville's improvement commission is putting together a candlelight bowl to raise money for its ongoing projects that involve adopting a block to keep clean, a graffiti deterrence program and an annual paint-a-thon.

The fundraiser will be April 29 at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the games at 7:30 p.m. Fire Chief John Schuldt has agreed to emcee the event.

The catered dinner will include chicken, beef, salads, mostaccioli and cake.

Besides bowling, you'll also have a chance to win a piece of $2,100 in donated raffle prizes, which include half the money raised that night, a round of golf, a Mary Kay gift basket and a custom bedspread worth $250.

Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple to participate. Your ticket covers four games of bowling, dinner, a raffle ticket for the bed spread and bowling shoe rental.

Interested? If so, contact Judy Sigwalt, commission member and fundraising chair, at (847) 426-6965 or e-mail

Alternately, you can contact commission chair Patricia Schultz at (847) 428-1178 or Craig Martin, a senior code enforcement officer, at (847) 426-3439.

The improvement commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month inside the conference room at the village hall, 1200 L.W. Besinger Drive.

CPS employees meet up: Want to share the good times and other memories you've had as an employee in the Chicago Public Schools system?

A reunion for past and current employees has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Jameson's Restaurant, within Huntley's Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd.

For details or to RSVP, e-mail Ronda Goldman at or call (224) 654-2070. Reservations are due by April 25.

Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee and Hampshire. To reach her, send an e-mail to, call (847) 608-2725 or find her on Facebook and Twitter.