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‘A Note to Remember’ Sycamore Music Boosters fundraiser canceled for 2022

Welcome to Sycamore, IL sign on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

SYCAMORE – Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and other factors, the Sycamore Music Boosters has decided to cancel “A Note to Remember,” its mid-February gala fundraiser, for 2022.

Boosters President Cara Jovanovich said the decision to cancel was difficult and occurred via several prolonged discussions.

“We’re heartbroken about cancelling one of our best and favorite events,” Jovanovich said in a news release. “A Note to Remember is a great evening. Community members celebrate the accomplishments of our music students and faculty, enjoy delicious food and beverages, and help us raise needed funds via sponsorships, silent auction, raffles and attendance.”

The Sycamore Music Boosters hopes to relaunch A Note to Remember in February 2023. Meanwhile, there are several other upcoming opportunities to support Sycamore music programs:

• The boosters will be part of “Flannel Fest 2.0,” an event hosted by PJ’s Courthouse Tavern, 202 W. State St. Flannel Fest 2.0 will be Feb. 4-6 at PJ’s, 202 W. State St. About 15 bands are anticipated to participate in the three-day musical event on Feb. 4-6. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Sycamore Music Boosters.

• In April, the boosters will again host its popular mattress and bedding sale. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Sycamore Park District Community Center, 480 S. Airport Road. On April 9, the community center becomes a showroom filled with all sizes and styles of beds, pillows, mattress toppers, frames and other accessories. All products are new and carry full factory warrantees. Name brands such as Simmons Beautyrest, Therapeutic, Wellsville and Brighton are available for up to 50% off retail prices. Purchases can be made via cash, check or credit card. Delivery and financing are available. Sycamore CUSD 427 faculty, staff and their families are eligible for special discounts.

• In May, the boosters will again participate in Give DeKalb County, a countywide event in which nonprofit organizations benefit from the generosity of donors.

• Those interested in donating directly to the Sycamore Music Boosters are invited to send email to sycamoremusicboosters@gmail.com or mail to P.O. Box 432, Sycamore, IL 60178. Find the boosters on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.