Donations put to good use at Kaneland

By on November 13, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation received a record total of close to $80,000 in grant requests and had less money to fund them than in the past.

“I wish we could’ve funded all of the projects,” Kaneland Superintendent Charlie McCormick said.

The foundation directors had some tough decisions to make, and allocated $20,941 to projects submitted by most of the district schools, including a District Choral Festival for Kaneland John Stewart, recycled plastic picnic tables for Kaneland John Shields, scientific family fun night at the middle school and a physics demonstration board for the high school.

The Kaneland High School Boosters organization donated $25,000 to support the Kaneland athletic programs, including the purchase of soccer goals, dugouts for softball and baseball, and new balls for all sports.

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee donated $800 to the Kaneland John Shields Elementary School in appreciation for the use of its building as a cooling center.