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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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The 2013 Chicago “Spread the Smile” event was a huge success

On April 7th, 2013 The Naperville School of Performing Arts (SPA) put on their annual “Spread the Smile” Katie Lunn Memorial Fund benefit event at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. The event included Master Classes during the day taught by Derrick Agnoletti and Kevin Familara with 193 participating dancers. The master classes were followed a silent auction put …

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Annual Fort Dodge High School – Keep the Smile Alive Scholarship winners

The Keep the Smile Alive Katie Lunn Memorial Fund gave out its annual college scholarship in Katie’s hometown of Fort Dodge, IA on May 20, 2013. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating student from Fort Dodge Senior High. This scholarship is different from others because a student may not apply for it themselves. They must be nominated by a person whom …

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What Spreading the Smile is all about

An excellent video produced by Eric Bramlett for the Spread the Smile event that was held in Chicago on Apr  7, 2013. The Katie Lunn Memorial Fund presents “Spreading the Smile” – a video documentary sharing the story of the Memorial Fund, it’s work to “spread the smile,” and the way that has happened through the …

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2013 Spread the Smile – Fort Dodge, Iowa Dance Workshop

Come and Join us in Fort Dodge on Saturday June 8, 2013 at the Iowa Central Community College, Decker Auditorium for the Fort Dodge 2013 Spread the Smile dance workshops. This will be a day of dance with 3 phenomenal teachers, Iowa Central Dance Coach Cassidy Vermeer will be teaching 2 to 7 year olds and …

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2013 Iowa Central – Keep the Smile Alive Scholarship winner

On April 4th, 2013 coach Cassidy Vermeer presented Rebecca Perryman with the 2013 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Keep the Smile Alive scholarship during Iowa Central Dance Team’s annual “Curtain Call” production. Rebecca was a 1 year participant on the ICCC dance team and plans to attend Graceland University in the fall majoring in English Education with a Theater / Film studies and Spanish minor. Rebecca has …

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