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Huntley 5K, other races to benefit Shop with a Cop

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If you're looking to pound the pavement in a local 5K that benefits a good cause, there's one coming up in Huntley pretty soon.

The fourth-annual Coach Tomaso Celebration one-mile walk, a 5K fun run and children's 50-yard dash, is scheduled for Oct. 8. Runners should meet at the Tomaso Sports Complex, located within the Talamore subdivision at 11950 Ackman Road.

Registration and check-in runs from 7 to 8 a.m. and it's a $10 donation for adults and a $5 donation for children under 12 years old. Your money will benefit McHenry County's Shop with a Cop program that helps kids secure school supplies and Christmas gifts at Walmart.

If you sign up by Sept. 30, you'll lock in your free T-shirt and if you register the day of, you'll get a shirt while supplies last.

If you're not a runner but would still like to help, please send your checks to: Tomaso Walk, Village of Huntley, 10987 Main Street, Huntley, IL 60142. You'll want to make checks out to McHenry County Police Charities.

For more information, visit

Bunco benefit to help Literacy Connection: Bunco players of all abilities are invited to play the game that will support the Literacy Connection volunteer adult literacy programs.

The Friends of the Dundee Library are holding a bunco night Sept. 23 at Emmett's Brewing Company, 128 W. Main St., West Dundee.

The night includes door prizes, individual prizes for players and several raffles.

It's $15 to play and you need to pay in advance at Or you can pay $20 at the door.

Check in starts at 6:30 p.m. and play begins a half-hour later. Bring money for food and drinks as well. So far, 22 people have signed up to play and organizers are expecting 80, said Laurel Walther, the Literacy Connection's outreach and resource coordinator.

The Literacy Connection has offices in Carpentersville and Elgin.

For more information, call (847) 742-6565 or visit its website.

• Lenore T. Adkins covers Huntley, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Hampshire and Sleepy Hollow. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725. She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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