Creative in the Community

Mark Mattson

On Feb. 21, owner Mark Mattson reprised his role as the emcee of the DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project banquet. The banquet serves as a fundraiser for materials used in the construction of bookshelves for area children. Headed by former DeKalb mayor, John Rey, the project works with the Two Rivers Head Start program in Sycamore to identify and award fifty area children each year (usually pre-school aged) with their own bookshelf. Each bookshelf is constructed of oak, stocked with age-appropriate books, and even personalized with a brass plate bearing each child’s name. So far, the project has promoted early childhood literacy by providing 350 bookshelves and books to area children in need. Construction is currently proceeding apace, and this May 4, during a ceremony at Faranda’s, that number will climb to 400 as fifty more children receive their own personal library!

Samantha Eakes, DPT

Sam Eakes, DPT, is helping out at Candidate’s Night at the Egyptian theater on March 19 from 5:15-7:00 pm. This free event is hosted by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and allows the public to meet local candidates for office, talk to them about the issues, and participate in a forum discussion afterward.

Look for Creative Therapeutics at the Community Expo this March 28 at the Sycamore High School Field House! Hosted by both the Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce, the expo offers local businesses and organizations a chance to display their goods and services. Open to the public from 5:00-7:00 PM, there’s usually good food and businesses offering specials and prizes. We’ll have some goodies to give away, as well. Hope to see you there!

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