Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy in remembrance ceremony

Carter Crane editor of The Voice
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The Fred Rodgers Magnet Academy of the East Aurora School District 131 will be host to a Patriot Day morning ceremony, Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Even though it has been 17 years since the attack on the U.S. with four planes and a deadly toll of civilians killed at three sites, many in our society still remember. Many will pause to recall.

The ceremony will begin at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Fred Rodgers gymnasium, 157 Root Street. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 8 a.m. after music by the Rodgers band and choir and the presentation of colors by the East Aurora NJROTC.
Other items of interest, and, thankfully we receive essential news and information from a variety of sources which are vital to our communities:

• The deadline by the Aurora Sunrise Rotary to help Victoria Garcia’s college fund is approaching, September 15. She attends Waubonsee Community College. The Aurora Sunrise Rotary is helping her collect funds to attend a four-year college next year. There is an anonymous donor who will match donations deposited by September 15, up to $10,000. Donations should go to Chase the Moon (501c3), P.O. Box 5352, Aurora, IL 60507, Memo: Victoria Fund.

• The Naperville Police Department is accepting applications for a nine-week Citizen Police Academy which will begin October 3 and continue each Wednesday evening except for October 31 and November 21, until December 12. Aurora and Oswego both have active Citizen Police Academies.

• Water Street Studios in Batavia will celebrate a ninth anniversary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. A silent art auction will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will include open artists studios, new exhibitions, and a cash bar for tasting beer, wine, and cocktails. Suggested donation is $5. at the 160 S. Water Street in Batavia near downtown.

• The village government of Oswego is sending surveys by mail to selected residents for their thoughts on a variety of issues in Oswego, including public safety, services, and overall quality of life.

• The A. Taste of Jennings will celebrate its 75th anniversary of Jennings Terrace on South LaSalle Street in Aurora from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be live music, refreshments, and a tour.

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