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Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders' DaysAlgonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town's founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders' Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.Last Updated Jul 22, 2014 9:01 PM
Carnival, crafts, competitions featured at Algonquin Founders’ DaysPosted Jul 22, 2014 3:55 PM
Algonquin residents will come together this weekend to commemorate the town’s founding fathers in a festival of food, activities and live entertainment. The independent Algonquin Founders’ Days festival began in 1960, when business owners and community leaders wanted to celebrate their community, said festival board secretary Sue Bazdor.
Paddle board fans sought for Founders’ Days competitionPosted Jul 22, 2014 3:54 PM
Returning to the Algonquin Founders’ Days festival for the second year in a row is the stand up paddle board competition. The challenge will begin at Riverfront Park, and competitors will race down the Fox River in two separate timed events. Prizes will be given out to the winners in each division.
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We are thankful for our abundant harvest! This year, Smart Farm has provided more than 2,700 pounds of produce to local food pantries with much more to come throughout the Fall. To join our wonderful group of volunteers, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathy Tabak
- Left to right: Coach Gina Szczesny, Kristin Sheyka, Jenna Szczesny, Alexa Dargis, Lauren Bulanda, Ana Lageschulte, Coach Sissy Clarbour Helen Sheyka
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- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- The Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, 316 W. Main St. in Barrington, is holding a raffle of custom, hand-crafted, European doll furniture and accessories to help raise scholarship money for students. 3 Prize raffle drawings are to be held during the Art School’s Summer Children’s Art Show at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The public is invited to view the unique doll-sets and/or buy raffle tickets at Kaleidoscope Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat., 9am-1pm. For info, call 847-381-4840 or visit www.KaleidoscopeSchoolofFineArt.org Doug Jennings
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front row: Phil Lageschulte, Cameron Bulanda, Patty Bulanda, Olivia Lageschulte, Marie Dargis, Gint Dargis Helen Sheyka
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- Boy scouts from Grove Avenue Elementary School in Barrington picked prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26. Here the boys are picking and checking how much seed is in their bag. Donna Bolzman
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- Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington, recently sponsored a "Leave No Child Inside" class about owls. A capacity crowd of children and adults saw live owls and were given the opportunity to dissect owl pellets to see what owls eat. The class was educational and fun! CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
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2014 Miss Teen Chicago
Sandra Hill of Carpentersville was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Chicago Pageant that will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Sandra learned of her acceptance into this year?s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Chicago area. Sandra submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year?s Chicago Pageant Coordinator.
Sandra will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Sandra will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will feature young ladies ages 7 through 19 and competing in modeling routines, which will include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Sandra will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year?s Chicago judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If Sandra were to win the title of Miss Teen Chicago, she would represent Chicago and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Sandra in participating in this year?s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support which will allow Sandra to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year?s Chicago Pageant.
Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Sandra may contact the Miss Teen Chicago pageant coordinator Patty, at 1-877-403-6678. Nidya Hill
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