A thank-you message from Gina:
"Thank you all so very much for an amazing night last night! It was a wonderful, supportive, fun evening. The room was full! So appreciate all your help... can't tell you how much having you on my Campaign Team means to me, Jim and my family! Special thanks to Henry and Marilyn for leading the evening and Marilyn's baking was a highlight to the sweet table!
Mayor Pete DiCianni (Elmhurst) joined us and spoke last night. I was so happy my Mom could be there with us, too! One of my favorite moments was when Jim spoke about me to everyone! (I know I surprised him by handing him the microphone! Great Job, Jimmy!) Patty, Rocco, Lorie, John, Andy, Linda...my two friends (Theresa and Merrell from Peoria) helped to make the evening a huge success! Katy from Impress joined us last night - she and Larry did a GREAT job getting our Yard Signs to us and they are beautiful!! And...many thanks to Bill, Nancy, Wanda and Larry - we know you were with us in spirit!!
As I looked out into the crowd - so many wonderful people supporting our campaign. It looked like everyone was having a great time...the food was fantastic and the company - even better! I know that we have work to do, but what a great first fundraiser - let's celebrate that together! So appreciate all your help, support, kindness...YOU are the best and I know I am so blessed"!