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Naperville Now 08-30-17

Harvey Relief Discussion:

Tomorrow morning Mayor Steve Chirico is holding a community meeting open to all residents to discuss community efforts to respond to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Naperville resident Susan Koranda, a representative from the Salvation Army and Red Cross volunteer, will be on hand to discuss the best way to help those in need. The meeting will be at 8 a.m. at the Municipal Center.

Chinese Delegates at Metea:

Metea Valley High School is hosting a delegation of students from Guangzhou, China today. The group of instructors and lecturers chose Metea as the only high school they will visit during their trip to the United States. Group leaders say they are visiting Career and Technical Education classes to observe teaching methods in our country, covering subjects from engineering technology to culinary arts.

Funding for Expansion:

The Alive Center in Naperville is in a final push to raise the funds to enable them to expand their space and program offerings. The teen center has the opportunity to rent out the 3,200 square foot space next door to their location on 5th Avenue, but need $100,000 to make the expansion a reality. They’re close to their goal, but need a few more donors willing to donate $5,000 to $10,000 each to make their dream happen, and allow them to expand their free STEM programming for Naperville youth.

Sports Wrap-Up:

The Best of the West boys soccer tournament kicked off last night and Naperville Central must be pleased with their performance. The Redhawks offense overpowered visiting Bartlett, starting the tournament with a 5-1 victory.

In girls volleyball, Naperville North played its first home match of the season last night, but the Huskies appeared to be in mid season form. North defeated Palatine in straight sets, 25-9 and 25-17. Ari Budnik and Sarah Kushner combined for 14 kills in the win, making them 6-0 on the season.





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