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posted: 2/13/2014 11:34 AM

Kaneland arts boosters hold barbeque benefit

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Submitted by Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters

The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters has announced the second annual Knight of Performances Barbeque Dinner scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Kaneland Harter Middle School at 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove.

A variety of talented student musicians and performers from both Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High will be on hand to provide entertainment for the afternoon, including students who are either performing a vocal or instrumental solo or ensemble, KHMS Mid-Knight Special, KHMS Jazz Band, KHS Jazz Combos and cast members from this spring's high school musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone."

The afternoon also will include a basket raffle and pork chop or chicken dinner from 5B's Catering in Waterman.

All 5B's dinners include baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, dinner roll and choice of homemade dessert. Hot dog meals come with a hot dog, chips or a dinner side, and dessert. Starbucks coffee and bottled water will be provided. Soft drinks will be available for purchase. Dinner will be served until 4:30 p.m. Carryout meals can be purchased this year. Order forms are due Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The Knight of Performances Committee has secured many items for the basket raffle such as tickets to see Rent at the Paramount; an autographed copy of "Critical Mass" by Sara Paretsky; Elgin Symphony Orchestra tickets; many local restaurant and business gift certificates; music lessons; Thirty-One merchandise; handcrafted jewelry and more. In addition, one lucky Kaneland High School student can win a free, reserved parking spot for the 2014-2015 school year. All money raised at this event will directly benefit the students involved in the band, choir and theater programs at Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High.

To receive a dinner order form, volunteer at the event, or to make a donation for the basket raffle, send an email to Legally incorporated in the summer of 2012, the Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters supports the band, choir and theater programs and directors at Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School. The boosters' mission is to assist with and to lend financial assistance to the music and theater programs at the two schools.

For more information, contact Denise Blaszynski at (630) 365-5272 or send an email to