Vernon Clark and the Heirs of Joy at Boosterpalooza. Photo by Lynn Trautmann/LT Photo Evanston

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The second annual ETHS Palooza held on the top floor of the Sherman Avenue parking garage drew more than 750 people during a fun-filled evening of Sept. 6.  The Evanston Township High School Boosters sponsored the event, which raised more than $80,000. The money will be used to promote extracurricular activities at ETHS, including music, fine arts, after-school clubs and sports. The Boosterpalooza is the primary fundraising event to generate the important resources needed to support students.  

“We are so honored to live in a community that is so supportive of the high school,” said Regina Wootten, an event co-chair. She added, “I think Boosterpalooza really demonstrates what makes Evanston so special – one community, one school.”

Food was provided by local restaurants:  Naf Naf, Queen Bee Desserts, Carribbean Bakery, 27Live, Lao Sze Chung, Hecky’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Drinks were provided (and poured) by Smylie Brothers and Wine Goddess.  Entertainment was provided by the ETHS jazz combo, ETHS marching band, Heirs of Joy and Chicken Bone.  

The City provided the “spectacular venue” for the event, said co-chair Katie Bailey. “The City is a true partner in making the event a success.”