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  • Tony Perez, 4, of Carpentersville hands Carpentersville community service officer Marcus Clark a gift to add to the basket during a previous Shop With a Cop program at Walmart in East Dundee. An upcoming bowling event will help raise funds for Shop With a Cop.

       Tony Perez, 4, of Carpentersville hands Carpentersville community service officer Marcus Clark a gift to add to the basket during a previous Shop With a Cop program at Walmart in East Dundee. An upcoming bowling event will help raise funds for Shop With a Cop.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2011

 
 

Associated Bank is sponsoring a charity fundraiser for next year's Shop With A Cop Dundee Township event called "9 Pins for Kids" at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Liberty Lanes, 115 Meadowdale Court, in Carpentersville.

It costs $35 to enter and the registration starts at 1 p.m.

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A 50/50 raffle also will be held to benefit the organization where area police officers take needy kids Christmas shopping for gifts at the East Dundee Walmart. Members from the organization will be on hand to help run the event.

Raffle payouts are $210 for first place, $145 for second place, $100 for third place, $60 for fourth place, $50 for fifth place and $35 for sixth place.

A 51-inch Samsung television is also being raffled off. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets.

You can buy the tickets at the event or in advance by contacting a board member listed below.

In addition, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company will be on-site giving quotes for insurance. For every quote, the company will donate $5 to Shop With A Cop, with proceeds going to the food truck the organization will set up in West Dundee to distribute food to needy families.

For more information or to buy a raffle ticket, call Carpentersville police officer Joe Pilarski at (224) 293-1700 or email jpilarski@vil.carpentersville.il.us. You can also contact Griselda Hernandez at (224) 293-1666 or email ghernandez@vil.carpentersville.il.us.

VFW holding spaghetti dinner: Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post 5915 is holding a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the VFW, 301 Lake Marian Road.

In addition to spaghetti, the menu also includes a salad bar, garlic bread, Italian sausage, homemade meatballs, coffee, tea or milk.

Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the VFW's cancer program.

For information, call Elaine Slack at (847) 658-3391 or the VFW at (847) 428-4836.

• Lenore Adkins covers Community Unit District 300, Algonquin, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire and Grafton Township. To reach her, email ladkins@dailyherald.com or call (847) 608-2725.

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