Groundhog Dinner

Many Woodstock residents explain our hometown to people they meet with the question, “Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day””? The film, of course, was shot in Woodstock in 1992. What you may not know is that Columbia Pictures and the producers of the film made a donation that resulted in the formation of the District 200 Education Foundation. The film group donated hundreds of props and valuable items used in and on the film to District 200. A group of citizens formed the District 200 Education Foundation, and auctioned the donated items resulting in a nest egg that has been used to fund programs to benefit thousands of our students for more than 25 years.

Each year the Foundation holds a major fundraiser on or around Groundhog Day, and in the fall distributes the funds to support projects as requested by District 200 staff members. Annually we support D200 staff and programs through D200 Education Foundation Impact Grants that allow for expanded programming and enhanced educational experiences for district students.

annual fundraiser

Annual Groundhog Dinner & Auction


Due to the pandemic, we have yet to determine whether the event will be held in person or virtually. Please check our website as the date grows closer for further information.

Woodstock Harley Davidson
2235 S Eastwood Dr.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Ticket + Cash Bar
Ticket price TBD
• Live & silent auction
• Reverse raffle
• Presentation of the ‘Sue Palmore Award of Excellence’

2022 Tickets

Thank You to our 2020 Event Sponsors & Donors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

1776 Restaurant
3 Brother’s Restaurant
815 Chophouse
Advia Credit Union
Allstar Auto Repair
Apple Creek Flowers
Aurther Murray Dance Studio
Associated Electrical Contractors
Aurora University
Baier Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
BBQ King Smokehouse
Boulder Ridge Country Club
Brian McAdow
Bull Valley Golf Club
Bunker Hill Charities
Challenger Learning Center/District 200
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Bulls
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Wolves
Chop Suey Hut
City of Woodstock
City of Woodstock Recreation Center
Clay Academy
Craig Krandel, Attorney at Law
Creekside Middle School
Culver’s of Woodstock
D & A Salon/Apothecary
D200 Education Foundation
D200 Executive Team
D200 School Board and Cherry Tree Inn
Dale and Ellen Morton | Ellendale Farm
Dean Street Elementary School
DeWane Studio
Donated by Judy Kettmann
Dunkin’ Donuts
Elite Warrior Training
Empowher Boutique
Essentials of Living Well
Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties
Fore Golf, LLC
Friend of the Foundation
Greenwood Elementary School
GriffoNest Games
Holzlager Brewing Company
Hugh and Marlene Frisbie, Charles and Pat Beard
Isabel’s Family Restaurant
Janice Baier
Kingston Lanes
Kirsten Green
Kyle McCoy
Lisa Faber
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
Marengo Vision Center
Mars Chocolate
Mary Endres Elementary School
Material Things Artisan Market
McHenry County Federation of Teachers\Local 1642
Midwest Educational Furnishings Inc.
Mike Bihlmaier, Bull Valley Hardwood, Other World Computing, and the Woodstock Groundhog Days Committee
Northwestern Medicine
Northwood Middle School
Olson Elementary School
Papa Murphy’s – Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
Patti Ogden, Utility Rate Analyst
Planet Fitness
Prairiewood Elementary School
Read Between The Lynes
Rosati’s Pizza
Rosie’s Gluten Free Sweets
Rural Woodstock Public Library District
S & Y Barber Shop
School Health Corporation
ShadowView Brewing
Sidney Green
Sports City
Starbucks & Country Donuts
Susan Tempin
The Backdrop
The Book Vine for Children
The Horton Group
The Thomas Family
The Yoga Lounge
Valerie “Ruthie Sudsalot” Deegan and Joe Starzynski
Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center PTO
Vicky Long/Backroads Photography
Walmart of Woodstock
Wells Fargo Advisors
Westwood Elementary School
White Deer Run Golf Club
Winestock Lounge and Market
WNHS Booster Club
Wold Architects and Engineers
Wolf Optometric Center
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District
Woodstock Groundhog Days Committee
Woodstock High School
Woodstock North High School
Woodstock Opera House
Woodstock Police Department
Woodstock Public Library
Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Center
Your Sister’s Tomato
Public House Restaurant
The Sugar Circle
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