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Katie’s Foundation continues to support the community

On Monday June 5th a ribbon cutting was done with local and county officials officially opening the new “Playscape” at Kennedy Lake Park north of Fort Dodge. Matt Cosgrove, the Webster County Conservation Director told the people that the play scape concept comes from the “nature deficit disorder”. Kids are not playing outside as much […]

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Naperville School of Performing Arts names the 2017 Katie Lunn Memorial Fund Scholarship winner

On Sunday June 11th the Naperville School of Performing Arts named the 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Memorial Fund Scholarship winner. Kyle Halford was selected as the recipient. Kyle has been dancing at SPA for 15 years starting at the age of 3. Kyle is a member of the Ensemble dance group. He […]

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2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Fort Dodge High School Scholarship

This year’s dinner and awards ceremony was held on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at the Willow Ridge Restaurant and Golf Course. This year’s finalists were Brennan DeCoursey, Mitchell Emery, Anna Taylor, Brady Read, Jason Halverson, Justin Schild, Ryan Wagner, Lehr Thorson, Jonathan Bowser and Anna Bruen. We would like to congratulate all of the finalists. […]

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2017 Chicago Day of Dance

This years event was held on April 23rd, 2017 at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL. This was a switch from our annual Athenaeum Theatre in downtown Chicago. The school of Performing Arts recently moved to a new facility so it was decided to showcase the event there. We were fortunate to have 8 teachers give […]

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2017 Day of Dance – Naperville, IL

A Day of Dance is a Master Class event that provides urban and suburban dancers an environment to learn, share, and perform together, honoring and celebrating the life of Katie Lunn. This event was created not only to provide scholarships, etc., but it is meant to spread Katie’s message of living life to its fullest […]

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Kellie Nelson named ICCC 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship Winner

On March 31, 2017 Iowa Central Community College held their annual Curtain Call dance program displaying the talents of the ICCC Dance team. Towards the end of the show the Director of Dance, Lesa Dencklau and special guest and close friend of Katie, Cassidy Vermeer announced the 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” scholarship winner. This […]

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2016 Fort Dodge Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive Scholarship winner announced

On Tuesday May 24th the annual awards dinner was held for the finalist of the FDSH Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship. This years finalist were: Alexandria Hays, nominated by Jordyn Kloss; Sam Cook, nominated by Sam Kolacia; Brandi Smith, nominated by Kevin Chen; Rebekah Henkelman, nominated by Nick Sanford and this years winner was […]

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2016 Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive ICCC Scolarship winner

On April 29th, 2016 Iowa Central Community College announced Laura Martin the winner of the 2016 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” memorial fund, scholarship. The announcement was made during the ICCC annual “Curtain Call” Dance spectacular held at the Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge, IA. The dance event featured the Iowa Central’s Dance Team […]

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The 6th annual Spread the Smile Event

The 6th annual “Keep the Smile Alive” day of dance was held on April 10, 2016. Professional choreographers as well as friends of Katie’s, Dionna PridGeon and David Fonseca inspired and trained 122 urban and suburban area dancers during a day of dance. The evening show again featured many Chicago area professional and student dancers. This amazing […]

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2016 Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance – April 10th, 2016

Please join us for the 6th annual Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance to be held at: The Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave Chicago, Illinois 60657 This year’s classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and include 2 amazing instructors Dionna PridGeon from New York, NY who is Faculty at Joffrey Ballet School, […]

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