Fundraiser Follow-Up

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“At the Cortland Preschool Fundraiser, guests were treated to a rare behind-the-scenes look at what goes into building an environmentally-conscious preschool. From the architectural drawings that graced the walls, to the countertop and flooring samples, to the masking tape that outlined the future location of tiny tot-sized toilets, the evening was a study in all things eco-friendly. Preschool director Amy Ewaldt worked the room, fielding questions and topping off wine glasses, while a magician amazed guests with slight-of-hand card tricks, old school style! With construction expected to get underway this winter, the Cortland Preschool is shaping up to be a wonderful addition to West Bucktown in 2011. And if the fundraiser’s turnout is any indication, the school will receive a warm welcome from parents, neighbors, and donors alike.”

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THANK YOU to WBNA for the nice write-up and support, to all of our friends and family who made this evening possible, to Leslie Johnson and Luke Kowalczyk, Lori Allen, The Turf Room, Sean Masterson, Dana Zaremba, and Grand Street Gardens for time, talent and beautiful sundries.

***Still want to contribute toward our cause? Checks may be sent to: Cortland Preschool, 1859 N. Talman, Chicago IL 60647

BEFORE: An Event In Two Parts

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Construction permits are just around the corner (read this as, “We hope to have them finalized by the end of December!”)

Thank you to everyone who helped with the FLOOD BOOK DRIVE. Thanks to the generosity of friends, family and excellent Old Town and West Bucktown neighbors, our library is rebuilt back to where it was, pre-deluge!