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Lots going on at the West Dundee VFW

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It's getting to be quite busy at the West Dundee VFW.

The Tri-City Evergreen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298, invites you to stuff your face at its fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through May.

And don't forget, on Monday nights, the VFW has the Lightning game, which is a lot like bingo, but involves a smaller card.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7 p.m. The post has a food special every Monday with a full menu. This event is open to the public.

One more thing.

On Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, Post 2298 will hold its annual turkey raffle.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds will go back to the VFW.

The post is on 117 S. First Street. in West Dundee.

For information, call Jessie at (847) 428-9006.

Read to a dog in Huntley: At 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 Gracie, a yellow Labrador, will be at the Huntley Area Public Library to hear your stories.

The event is for families and registration is required.

You'll find Gracie in the library's program room -- the library is located at 11000 Ruth Road.

To register, call (847) 669-5386, ext. 26.

Volunteers needed: More than 200 members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee are going to spend all of Saturday, Oct. 6 giving back to the community.

Members will be organizing a door-to-door food drive, helping people with home and yard maintenance, helping nonprofits with building and yard maintenance, assembling birthday kits for foster children, visiting people in nursing homes, and the list goes on.

The nonprofit groups that will benefit from their help include the Wayside Center in Elgin, the Life Center in Elgin, the Tom Thumb Daycare in Carpentersville, Habitat for Humanity in Carpentersville, the Community Crisis Center in Elgin, Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin and Manor Care Nursing Home in Elgin.

The event starts with prayer, breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m. at the church's Christian life center. People of all ages are invited to help out.

The work is divided into two shifts. The morning shift runs from 8:15 a.m. to noon, while the afternoon shift runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The church is at 310 E. Main St.

For more information, call Alison Lyon at (630) 709-6546 or the church office at (847) 428-4477.

• Lenore Adkins covers Huntley, Carpentersville, the Dundees, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire, Cary and Fox River Grove. To reach her, send an email to or call (847) 608-2725.

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