Education Foundation’s Spaghetti Fest ’18 a Tasty Success
The Education Foundation’s new fundraiser, Spaghetti Fest ‘18, was a tasty success, as guests gathered January 17 to enjoy Italian food and learn more about how their support allows the foundation to help local students in financial need achieve academic success. The event was jointly sponsored by the Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie Chambers of Commerce, with space graciously provided by the Morton Grove Civic Center.
“We’d like to thank all of our local business people and community supporters who came out to support this new event,” said Foundation Chair Jeff Burman. “We’re proud to have been helping high school students at District 219 for more than 10 years now, and now we are expanding our mission to also support students in our elementary schools across Niles Township. Spaghetti Fest ‘18 was a great way for us to spread the word to the wider community so they can help us help more kids.”
The event raised more than $4,000. In addition to the four chambers, the other event sponsors were Costco, Culver’s in Skokie, Evanston Subaru in Skokie, Moretti’s, the Niles Township Federation of Teachers and Support Staff (NTFTSS) and Village Inn Pizzeria.
Special thanks go Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo for officially opening the event with a ribbon cutting, and to Niles North’s Take One combo for providing the music.