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Naperville Now 04-06-17

Additional Funds Denied:

Organizers for Christkindlmarket Naperville will have to find other means to help further fund their seasonal event in town. Their request for an additional $15,000 from the city’s SECA fund to staff more police at the event was denied by council at their meeting last night. However they will receive the original recommendation of about $45,000 from the city.

Autism Awareness Month:

Also at the council meeting, the group proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month in Naperville. And to celebrate, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will host the grand opening of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Boutique at 6:30 pm tonight. The new school spirit store is located within their school building off of Ogden Avenue and features merchandise like mugs, shirts and sweatshirts. The store will also serve as a training opportunity for Turning Pointe students. And the school will host community open houses every Thursday night in April.

Conservation Challenge:

Mayor Chirico is challenging you to conserve water. As part of a national competition, the city is looking to see who can be the most water wise by conserving water, energy and other natural resources through a series of pledges online. Cities with the highest percentage of residents, who take the challenge in their population category, win. Participants are eligible to win prizes like a 2017 Toyota Prius, a $500 shopping spree and more. For more information visit the city’s website.

Boys Gymnastics:

Naperville Central played host to Naperville North in a boys gymnastics dual last night. Despite many strong individual performances from both sides, it was the Huskies who took the meet victory by a score of 136.9 to 110.7. The meet was one of the final tune-ups for the DuPage Valley Conference Championship meet, which will be held April 21 at Lake Park.





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