Letter: Richard Temmerman and students deserve our thanks

By on December 24, 2009

Something awesome happened at the Elburn & Countryside Community Center on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Elburn Christmas Stroll. Richard Temmerman and his students held a black belt demonstration to raise funds for the operating expenses at the Community Center. This group of people banded together and raised over $1,200 and donated it all to the Elburn & Countryside Community Center.

Owner of Mid-Town Martial Arts, Master Temmerman has been a tenant in our building for many years. His loyalty has been consistent throughout his years here. Always looking out for the center and looking for ways to improve it, he has been an active participant in keeping the Community Center a vital part of Elburn and the surrounding communities.

Because we are a nonprofit, privately funded organization, help like this is exactly what we need. We as a volunteer board of directors strive to continue to offer programs and activities to the community. With the economy such as it is, it is not always an easy task.

We are extremely grateful to Master Temmerman and his students, parents and everyone else that was involved with this fundraiser.

We welcome and appreciate any and all efforts offered to us through fundraisers, donations and volunteerism.

Once again, we would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Mid-Town Martial Arts, Master Temmerman, students, parents, donors etc. We are certainly inspired by all of you.
Pat Leyden
William Brauer
Kathy Johnson
Jack Hansen
Dan Hanneman
Clara Stonecipher
Elburn and Countryside Community Center
Board of Directors