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posted: 5/10/2011 12:01 AM

Carpentersville comes together for a good cause

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The Carpentersville Improvement Committee held a candlelight bowl fundraiser at Liberty Lanes, hoping to generate $2,000 for committee projects.

As it turns out, the committee raised $2,000 on the nose after expenses, committee member Judy Sigwalt said.

The committee initially secured $1,818.50, but Fire Chief John Schuldt put them over the edge by donating $181.50. What's more, the winner of the 50/50 raffle won $157.50 and donated $100 of the winnings back to the committee.

Besides bowling, the event, held April 29, also included dinner, the 50/50 raffle and a raffle for prizes worth $4,549.50.

The money raised will help the committee continue on with its graffiti deterrent and adopt-a-block programs, as well as its annual paint-a-thon. Sigwalt thanks all of the supporters and hopes for similar results next year.

Water main work, closures near Route 47: As part of the Illinois Department of Transportation's ongoing project to widen Route 47, water main work shifts to West Mill Street from 8 a.m. to noon today.

Lane closures are not expected for the water main portion of the project. But today, Dean Street will be closed between Route 47 and Wood Creek Drive. Authorities will move traffic to Mill Street. For information, call (847) 515-5266.

Computers for kids: The Parent Volunteer Club at Hampshire Middle School that's holding a walk-a-thon Wednesday, May 18, to raise money for a computer lab, needs your help.

While the walk-a-thon is exclusive to middle school students, members of the club are encouraging you to donate -- they hope to raise $12,000.

If you'd like to support the cause, mail a check to the middle school to the attention of either the Parent Volunteer Club or the walk-a-thon.

The school's address is 560 S. State Street, Hampshire, IL 60140.

For information, call club President Sue Koppie at (847) 653-3451 or visit the school's website at

• Lenore Adkins covers Carpentersville, Huntley, East Dundee, West Dundee and Hampshire. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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