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Naperville Now 02-24-17

Sweet Cases

Yesterday, 204 “Sweet Cases” filled with daily goods like socks, pillowcases and notebooks, were packed at the Naperville Police Station for local children in the foster care system. This comes after Detective Kate Koziol held a donation drive in late 2016, with the goal of making 86 Sweet Cases. Far exceeding her goal, these cases will now be donated to Our Children’s Homestead, for kids aged 14 to 21.

International Festival

On Sunday afternoon, North Central College will host their annual International Festival, celebrating the diverse cultures represented on campus. Taking place from noon to 4 p.m. in North Central College’s Merner Field House, there will be traditional dances, performances and many informational booths from a wide array of countries. This is event is open to the community, and tickets are $6 at the door.

Winter Ale Fest

The Naperville Ale Fest – Winter Edition is taking place tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. at Frontier Park Sports Complex. The event will feature over 150 craft beers, 15 food trucks and live music. Tickets are available at or at the door.

Girls Basketball Sectional

The girls basketball sectional championship was up for grabs last night at East Aurora. Benet Academy, looking for its third consecutive sectional title, met up with Plainfield East, in the first ever sectional appearance for the Bengals. Plainfield East jumped out to a fast start, leading 18-10 after the first quarter. But Benet went on an 11-0 run in the second quarter and never looked back. The Redwings lifted their third sectional plaque in a row after the 59-48 win and will face undefeated Edwardsville in the super-sectional on Monday night at Illinois Wesleyan.


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