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Chicago 2015 Spread the Smile Day of Dance to be held March 8th

The Chicago 2015 Spread the Smile event is scheduled for March 8th, 2015 and will again be held at the Atheneaum Theatre at 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. Master classes will be held from 1:00 to 4:30 PM with a 7:00 PM Performance. Master Class teachers will be Kevin Familara from Chicago and Kelly Beamish from […]

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Canadian National Railroad Dedicates new Signal and Controls Lab to honor Katie Lunn

      Canadian National recently built two new state of the art training centers, one at their home U.S. office in Homewood, IL and one at their Winnipeg, Manitoba site in Canada. Both sites have areas named to honor Katie Lunn. The Homewood training campus named the Signal and Controls Training Laboratory after Katie. […]

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2014 Naperville Scool of Performing Arts KLMF Scholarship Winners

  2014 School of Performing Arts Scholarship winners are: Kersey Dickerson, attending S.A.E. Chicago; Annie Hennessy, attending St. Louis University; Danielle Fattore, attending the University of Michigan; and Kiera Flaherty, attending Indiana University. Naperville’s School of Performing Arts students submitted essays on how their lives were positively impacted by being taught or influenced by Katie.  […]

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2014 Fort Dodge Senior High KLMF Scholarship winners

    The 2014 KLMF Fort Dodge High School scholarship recipient is Shelby Portz. She was nominated by classmate Emma Bruen who also receives a scholarship. As in the past students are peer nominated through essay submittals detailing the nominees’ sense of leadership ability, caring and overall upbeat personality.  Then a selection committee of high […]

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Youth Football camp was a success

  The Kickoff to Success Youth Football camp was a success with 71 participants. Alonzo Clayton was instrumental in guiding the day activities and Pancheros supplied burritos for lunch. The pro players,  Dezman Moses and Brandon Meriweather  were a big hit both on and off the field. They offered sound advice to the participants about […]

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Extended sign-up period – The Kickoff to Success Youth Football Camp

The Keep The Smile Alive – Katie Lunn Memorial Fund, Vanessa Brown and Athletics for Education and Success (AFES), have teamed up to create a highly skilled football camp, featuring current and former professional football players. Our objective is to give youth in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area a chance to be inspired and […]

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Iowa Central Community College 2014 Scholarship Winner

  On March 28th, 2014 at the Iowa Central Community College Annual Dance event, Daisy Nottleman was named the 2014 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Memorial Fund Scholarship winner. Daisy is a 2 year member of the Iowa Central Dance team and started dancing at the age of 4. Daisy plans to attend the Stephen […]

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2014 Spread the Smile Event was a huge success

  On March 23rd, 2014 the School of Performing Arts held the 4th annual “Spread the Smile” event at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. The afternoon included master classes with Kevin Familara, Leah Allen, and Becky Cooper-Rezec, followed by an evening show of fabulous Dance performances and a silent auction. Eric Bramlett’s “# Spread the Smile” video […]

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Join us at the 2014 Spread the Smile event in Chicago

Join us for our 4th Annual Dance event and silent auction to honor and celebrate our friend and inspirational dance teacher Katie Lunn. Katie was a dearly loved dance teacher at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville until her death in April 2010. Her life ended tragically in an accident involving a train before […]

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The Naperville School of Performing Art names five 2013 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Scholarship winners

On Saturday June 15th, 2013 “The Naperville School of Performing Arts” named the winners of the 2013 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Memorial Fund Scholarships. This Years winners were Caroline Whang, Ellie Schober, Alexis Hill, Maddie Gissler and Maura Dore’. Each applicant wrote an essay on how Katie had positively affected their lives and the knowledge they […]

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