The 's March 16 dinner/auction will be a night of many stars at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
This year's event, dubbed "Valley View's Got Talent," will feature performances by current or retired educators in the , residents and students.
The foundation serves the students of the district in Bolingbrook and Romeoville by funding educational programs designed by teachers, administrators and others. Since 1994, the Foundation has provided over $1 million to fund 675 programs covering such areas as reading, math, science and music.
Those who wish to attend the event can register and pay for the event at www.vveef.org and click on Events, then Annual Dinner and Auctions. Those who have additional questions can go to the same website and click Contact Us. The dinner kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
The price for the event is $50 and includes dinner with a choice of three entrees. Reservations made after March 10 will cost $60 and dinner choice cannot be guaranteed.
In addition to the musical performances, attendees will be able to bid on auction items donated by area businesses and individuals.
While additional performances may be added to the lineup, here are the confirmed "stars" for the March 16 event:
Rachel Dellamorte and Andrea Heil
Rachel and Andrea are both Alumni and current Staff in Valley View School District. Rachel teaches fifth grade at and Andrea is a Dean at Bolingbrook High School. They will be singing the National Anthem to open the dinner program. Amongst a few others, Rachel and Andrea are credited with the talent theme for this year’s event.
Born and raised in Bolingbrook, Stoerhmann a product of the Valley View School District. Mike is currently in his eighth year of teaching science at Humphrey Middle School. “I thought that I’d bring my performing back to where it all began … Cabaret Night at BHS," he said. "Here I am singing the same song, 15 years later … 'The River' by Garth Brooks.”
Company B consists of residents and educators from Valley View School District. They have performed at a variety of venues throughout the years, including the Bolingbrook vilage picnic. They will be performing selections from "Jersey Boys."
Healing Winds Flute Ensemble
Pat Smith is a retired educator from Valley View and a Bolingbrook resident of 42 years. She is a member of the Healing Winds Native American Flute Circle, and an artist performing with the Healing Winds Flute Ensemble on their recently released Spirits on the Wind CD. The ensemble will be performing selections from the CD. Pat is also a member of the Free Notes (an 18-piece big band) and the Big Ballroom Band (a 12-piece ballroom band).
Russell is a 20-year Bolingbrook resident and has played guitar for 40 years. He will be performing a song he wrote entitled Plastic People, in the style of '60s Beatles music.
Samuel is currently a paraprofessional at with eight years at Valley View School District. He will be performing an alto sax solo played to the song, "On The Ocean" by Kjon.
Michael and his band members are current students at . The band will be playing their versions of currently popular songs, including "Set Fire to the Rain."
Lauren is a current student at Bolingbrook High School and is a singer/songwriter. Lauren and her friend Tiff Wickham will sing “Take the Blame” while Lauren plays an acoustic guitar. Lauren is the author of “Take The Blame."
Joshua is a 1995 graduate of Bolingbrook High School, minister at Victory Cathedral Worship Center in Bolingbrook, active member of Bolingbrook Community Television, producer of "Beyond the Clouds - An Inspirational Series" for television. He will be performing “Brand New” and “My Rock."
Born in Chicago and raised in Bolingbrook, Strong is a ministry minded servant and Christian music artist blessed with the gift of compelling, inspirational and thought provoking lyrical style; where old school meets the new school; to teach a transparent lesson of grace, mercy, and salvation through his lyrics and performances.
Adam is currently on staff in the music department at . “Because of the continued support from the foundation to the RHS music department I would like to participate and show my support," Hill said. "Unfortunately, during the time of the show I will be on my way with students to Kentucky to participate in another musical activity for the weekend." He will pre-record a performance to be shown at the dinner.