Elburnâ€”Midtown Martial Arts Elburn Academy will conduct a black belt demonstration at the Elburn Countryside Community Center on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
The demonstration is a fundraiser to offset past utility and operational bills that the community center has accumulated over the years.
The Elburn Countryside Community Center is a nonprofit business. All Midtown Martial Arts black belts that are participating will donate at least $25 each for the cause.
Grand Master Richard Temmerman has operated his businesses in the Community Center since February 1993.
â€œThe Community Center is the heart and soul of Elburn,â€ he said. â€œI feel it is appropriate to be conducting this fundraising demonstration in connection with the Elburn Christmas Walk. My business, as well as myself personally, will be making $100 donations for this good cause.â€
Temmerman said he has already received many donations from his black belts, including one of $100.
â€œI am proud to be a business member in the Community Center,â€ he said. â€œI am even more proud of the board members and officers who operate the Community Center for the love for our community without being paid. We would like to present President Pay Leyden with the checks at the conclusion of the Demo at around 8:15 p.m.â€
If anyone would like to make contributions for this cause, please send checks written out to ECCC, and send to Midtown Martial Arts, 525 N. Main St., Elburn, IL, 60119, or you may hand them in at the demonstration.