Farmers markets are a sure sign of spring, summer
The Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market will open this year at 8 a.m. June 8 at the west Metra Train Station parking lot at the intersection of Route 83, Elmhurst Road and Northwest Highway in downtown Mount Prospect.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday through the summer.
The money raised from the market is donated to many local charities, including the Mount Prospect Historical Society, the Mount Prospect Food Pantry, Mount Prospect fire and police departments and local grade schools for eye exams and eyeglasses.
The club raised more than $16,000 last year, said Fred Steinmiller, Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market Coordinator. He said the group hopes to top that this year.
The market will have six farm vendors from Illinois and Michigan, nine food vendors with a selection of seafood, beef, baked goods, spices and sauces and 18 craft and home produce vendors, Steinmiller said.
At the farmers market, the Mount Prospect Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses, cell phones and ink printer cartridges for recycling, so bring those along when you stop by the market.
This year's market again runs into October, with the final date depending upon customer demand and vendor availability.
For information, call (847) 682-0880, or visit the Mount Prospect Lions Club Web site at www.MtProspectLions.com.
Share your memories: If you're fond of old buildings, contact the Mount Prospect Historical Society, which has launched a new part of its resource Web page www.mtphistory.org for buildings. It's looking for memories to add to this site.
This section is devoted to memorials for buildings that were once a big part of Mount Prospect but are now gone.
If you would like to share your memories or if there is a site you would like to see a memorial for, please contact the society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in color: Color photocopies are now available at the Prospect Heights Library for only 50 cents.
Computer printouts can also be produced in color, from the Internet, photo editors or Microsoft Office products such as Word and PowerPoint.
For information, call (847) 259-3500.