Classroom grants raised at pig roast

The DeKalb Education Foundation will host a traditional pig roast April 5 in order to raise money for grants that provide materials, equipment and programs to enrich the classroom experiences of students in DeKalb, Cortland and Malta.

The foundation reviews grant proposals submitted by teachers in DeKalb School District 428 three times a year.

On Feb. 28, foundation board members surprised nine teachers with more than $16,000 to provide educational opportunities for their students. The grants included money for band instruments, support for educational field trips, textbooks and innovative technology.

The foundation awarded nearly $26,000 in response to requests it received in the fall.

Funding for these awards is made available primarily through the generosity of individuals and businesses within the DeKalb community.

The foundation’s major fundraising event this year is Boot Scootin’ and BBQ’n, an old fashion, traditional pig roast with live music provided by Back Country Roads. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5 at the Kishwaukee Country Club. The event is open to all, and tickets may be purchased online or from any foundation board member by April 1.

Resource Bank, Ron and Nancy Proesel, American Midwest Bank, Richard and Kathleen Katz and NB&T are partnering with the foundation to sponsor this event.

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