UNITED WAY OF GREATER
2013 HOLIDAY FOOD
THE MOBILE FOOD PANTRY IS COMING TO
Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.
4508 Prime Parkway
The line will begin forming at 1:00
Please bring your own bags or boxes
to carry your food.
If you would like to volunteer,
contact our office at 815- 363-1377
TIS’ THE SEASON
help feed hungry
families in our community
During the holiday season—the Season of
Giving—our hungry neighbors too often struggle to put
any food on the table, let alone a special holiday meal.
This Holiday Season give the gift of love and hope by
making a generous donation to the Holiday Meal Box
In McHenry Township we have two food
pantries and both offer this program during the holiday
to their clients. By donating to your local food pantry
you can provide a Holiday meal for a low-income family.
Wonder Lake Food Pantry serves 60097
Mail donations to:
Neighbors Food Pantry of Wonder Lake
3506 N. E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder
Lake, IL 60097
Or donate on line at
FISH serves 60050, 60051 and 60072
Mail donations to :
FISH of McHenry Food Pantry
3519 N. Richmond Road, Johnsburg, IL,
Or donate on line at
CHRISTMAS TIME SMALL TOWN USA
Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 pm
McHenry County Historical Society
6422 Main Street in Union
Saturday, December 7
visit the museum’s
annual Christmas Exhibit this year featuring another
Dave Harms special Christmas exhibit: “Holiday On Main
Street” where your children will discover the sights and
sounds of a mid-20th century small town Main Street.
This is a happy holiday family outing to
view Christmas past as you walk along a recreated small
town street with park benches, street lights, a
Christmas tree lot and the local hardware store brimming
with gifts. Take this opportunity of remembering the
rich heritage of the season.
For information about the McHenry County
Historical Society and area activities visit their
website www.mchsonline.org or call 815-923-2267. The
museum will be closed on Saturdays and December 24, 25,
Star Banner Program
At the monthly McHenry
Township Board of Trustees board meeting on November
14, 2013, McHenry
Township recognized the commitment and sacrifices
military families make every day and honored three
families with a Blue Star Banner to be displayed in
their window indicating the service of their family
member to our country.
McHenry Township thanks the families for their
dedication and service to the United States with a
presentation began with the Color Guard from the
Polish Legion Of American Veterans—USA, Post &
Each family was presented
a Blue Star Banner and a special
Jason and Brigid Sterwerf parents of
Private First Class Jeff Sielck
S. Christensen mother of
Specialist Erik J. Williams,
Army National Guard
Susan Way mother
Officer 3 Christopher Mortimer
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Johnsburg Rescue Squad Retired
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Mobile Food Pantry
Johnsburg Community Club
2315 Church St. in Johnsburg
Wednesday, December 18
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Illinois residents only.
Must be 18 years of age.
1 ticket per family.
‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’
Thursday, December 12
at 11:30 am
You are invited to the annual party
in celebration of the Christmas season with door
prizes plus “Happy Holiday” delights! The staff of
Senior Services Inc. is bringing the spirit of the
holidays to McHenry Township seniors with joyous
After a superb holiday catered
luncheon, you will first enjoy a performance by the
Marian H.S. Madrigals who will convey holiday joy
that warm our hearts. Then the talented Heather
Braoudakis will entertain with her incredible voice
and a repertoire of a perfect music selection to
set the festive spirit of Christmas.
Thank you to Heritage Woods and The
Springs for sponsoring our entertainment and a
bountiful raffle basket donated by Crystal Pines.
Tickets for this
superb event are reasonably priced at $8.00.
Reservations are required, as seating is limited
and the reservation deadline is Monday, December 9.
Call Julie at 815-344-3555.
Tour the Township
invited to take a short tour of McHenry Township’s
parks and facilities.
Along the way we hope
you discover some of the many programs and services McHenry Township provides its
Rotary Club of McHenry-Sunrise
Sunrise Secret Santa
For more information click
Families in need should contact the Sunrise Rotary Club
and/or your child's school social worker for a holiday
families in McHenry County are desperately struggling
due to unexpected job loss, death of a wage earner,
divorce or abandonment, illness, disability or other
crises. Children in these families might not otherwise
experience the joy of a gift to unwrap on Christmas.
Last year we helped over 275 kids have a nice Christmas.
Donations due by December 18
Wrapping December 21 and 22
Delivery December 22 and 23
If you can help us help these families by donating money
or your time along with tape and wrapping paper, please
Holiday Lights Recycling Program
McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH)
encourages residents to take advantage of
the Holiday Lights Recycling Program offered
at several area municipalities. Residents
can bring holiday light strands, rope
lights, LED lights and extension cords.
Unacceptable items include garlands,
wreaths and other non-recyclable materials.
The following municipalities offer drop-off
City of McHenry
Village of Wonder Lake
4444 Thompson Rd Wonder Lake IL
Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce
7602 Hancock Drive
Wonder Lake IL
333 S. Green Street
If your municipality is not listed, please contact
them directly for recycling availability.
Additional information is provided on the MCDH
webpage www.mcdh.info<http://www.mcdh.info> or by
calling Kristy Hecke, MCDH's Solid Waste Manager at
Last updated December 7, 2013