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posted: 9/25/2013 1:51 PM

Proceeds from sales benefit breast cancer patients

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Carpentersville's full-time firefighters are selling T-shirts to benefit breast cancer patients at Advocate Sherman Hospital and Presence St. Joseph Hospital, which are both in Elgin.

The shirts come in black and blue. A regular T-shirt costs $10, while a hoodie can be is $25.

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You can either order the shirts online at or you can drop your checks off at Fire Station No. 1, 213 S. Spring St. Make checks payable to IAFF Local No. 4790.

For information, email

Don't knock the hustle: The first Algonquin Harvest Hustle 5K Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at Cornish Park. The course is a combination of road and trail and will take walkers through several neighborhoods along the Fox River and the Prairie Trail.

You would be walking to support "Recreation for ALL-gonquin," a scholarship program designed to help Algonquin kids participate in recreation.

You can register in advance online or the day of the event starting at 7:30 a.m. in Cornish Park. Registration is $15 for ages 15 and older, $7 for ages 6 to 14 and free for kids 5 and younger. The walk begins promptly at 8 a.m. All preregistered walkers will receive a T-shirt.

Walkers are invited to attend Fall Harvest Day at Cornish Park after the event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For information about the walk, visit the Harvest Hustle 5K Walk page;

Eat spaghetti for charity: The Carpentersville Moose Family Center, 309 Lake Marion Road in Carpentersville, invites the community to its homemade spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The net proceeds from the dinner will go to the Dundee Township Boys and Girls Club. Cost is $6; $3 for kids younger than 5. For details, call (847) 426-8441.

• Lenore Adkins covers Community Unit Community Unit District 300, Algonquin, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Hampshire, Grafton Township and the Dundees. To reach her, email or call (847) 608-2725.

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