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Support retired veterans in Cary

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The Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois is holding its fourth annual Honor Flight Festival and Fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lake Julian Park, at Route 14 and Jandus Cutoff in Cary.

The festival is raising money to fly retired veterans to Washington, D.C., where they will have the opportunity to visit the memorials that honor their service. Top priority is given to older veterans and to others who might be terminally ill.

There will be games, raffles, food, beverages and bag pipers. Admission is free but there is a $2 parking donation.

The Cary Lions Club is sponsoring the beer garden and the musical guests will be Abrams and Rutter, who will be playing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Triple Dawg Dare, who will take the stage from 4 to 6 p.m.

For information, email Randy Granath at or call (847) 875-0159. Or visit

Rummaging around: Get some holiday shopping out of the way during St. James Episcopal Church's annual fall rummage sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Friday, Oct. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 516 Washington St. in West Dundee.

Shoppers can choose from new and gently used clothing, housewares, china and glassware sets, jewelry, books, games, Halloween and other seasonal items.

A special room reserved for children will feature clothing, books, toys, videos and DVDs as well as child care and educational items.

Come early for the best selection of items.

For information, call the church at (847) -426-5612 or visit

Bingo for a cause: Huntley Bingo is organizing a game session to help the Animal House Shelter in Huntley.

The games will be held Monday, Oct. 22 at the American Legion, 11712 W. Coral Street in Huntley.

Huntley Bingo will donate 10 percent of the night's proceeds to the animal shelter.

A regular book of cards starts at $5 and specials are only $1. There are three progressive jackpots and a free dinner buffet that starts at 6 p.m.

Organizers ask that you bring items the shelter needs, including canned cat food, Milkbone dog treats, bedding items and ink cartridges.

Visit for information about the event and to see a full list of items the shelter needs.

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

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