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Community causes-Geneva

Memorial scholarship offered to Geneva seniors
GENEVA – The Jeff Baurer Geneva High School Memorial Scholarship, funded by The Jeffrey W. Baurer Three Star Family Foundation, is now available. Geneva High School seniors with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and who plan to attend a four-year college or university are invited to apply for one $2,500 scholarship. Students must submit an application, an unofficial copy of the high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Applications are due on April 15. Applications and additional information can be found at and in the Geneva High School Guidance Office, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. The scholarship winner will be announced at the May 15 GHS Senior Awards Night.

Food Bank receives $10,000 grant

GENEVA– Northern Illinois Food Bank recently was awarded a $10,000 grant from Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The grant will allow Northern Illinois Food Bank to purchase a powered pallet jack, and add outdoor electrical outlets that will keep refrigerated trucks charged during cold winter months.

Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on its fleet of 22 trucks to pick up food donations and deliver food to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and child and senior feeding programs in 13 counties.

“Our network relies on us for dependable transportation to get food to our hungry neighbors. Severe winter temperatures can make it challenging for trucks to start. This generous donation will allow the food bank better maintain our fleet,” said Hester Bury, director of corporate and foundation giving, Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit organization that feeds more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week through a network of 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs. To learn how to volunteer, donate or get involved, visit

For more information on the Community Foundation, please see
H.E.L.P. to host dinner fundraiser
GENEVA – Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets will be hosting, “Thank You for Being a Lifesaver,” its annual dinner and auction, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Drive in Geneva. All proceeds will benefit the dogs and cats in H.E.L.P. foster care. Tickets include dinner (barbecue beef brisket, blackened chicken, vegetable lasagna, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, classic tossed Caesar salad, dinner rolls, mini sweet tray, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee). An open bar will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. Cash bar after 7:30. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit to order via PayPal or contact Michelle Clancy at

Comedy show to raise funds for Geneva missionary trip
Rejoice Lutheran Church in Geneva welcomes centriloquist and comedian Taylor Mason, for a family-friendly show at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Proceeds from the show will help support Rejoice Lutheran Church's high school missionary trip this summer to repair hurricane-damaged homes in North Carolina. Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for those ages 4 to 18 and free for those 3 and younger. Prices at the door are an additional
$2. Advance tickets may be purchased at Rejoice Lutheran Church, ON377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva, or at the Wool & Co. knitting shop at 107A W. Main St., St. Charles, across the street from Hotel Baker. Local musician Patrick James will open. For information, contact Rejoice Lutheran Church at 630-262-0596 or visit

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