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SERVING THB PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25i Z\\t Jtuntltj> jfarmjJibe HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1992 - VOLUME 32, NUMBER 4 USPS 580-360 Local Business Meet To Plan Huntley Chamber Of Commerce By Tracey Schwartz Last Thursday representatives from seventeen Huntley businesses including the Post Office and School District 158, agreed to begin organizing a Chamber of Commerce in Huntley. Huntley Properties Ltd. who hosted the luncheon meeting at Bill's Village Inn, invited a Chamber of Commerce representative to talk about the steps involved in forming such a business networking association. The group discussed the benefits of the organization including improved communication with the local government, political representation in state government, economic development and insurance for small businesses. The Chamber representative stressed the importance of obtaining an office and a full time director from the beginning to really get the Chamber off the ground. The group of Huntley business people voted to name the organization "Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry." Sharon Hammermeister, Marketing Coordinator for Huntley Properties Ltd., volunteered to serve as a temporary director. It was decided to form a board of 10-12 directors to get the project started. The new Chamber agreed to meet the first Thursday of each month. The June meeting will be at 7:30am for breakfast at Bill's Village Inn on June 4th. 65-year American Legion Auxiliary member May Chesak holds a wreath of poppies, while Village President Jim Dhamer and American Legion Auxiliary President Arlene Mattingly finalize the Poppy Day proclaimation. Huntley Proclaims Annual Poppy Day To Be May 22 By Dorothy Schaller, Poppy Day Chairman The Poppy, as the Memorial Flower for American war dead, is a tradition which began in the years following the First World War. Veterans returning to their homes in this country remembered the wild poppies which lined the devastated battlefields of France and Flanders, and the soldiers of all nations came to look upon this flower as a living symbol of their dead comrades' sacrifice. "In Flanders' fields the poppies blow - Between the crosses, row on row —" Thus, the flower soon took on a sacred significance in remembrance for the men whose lives had been lost in defense of freedom, and also for the plight of those men who did not die but returned permanently disabled. In September, 1920, at the National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The American Legion was the first national organization to adopt the Poppy as the Memorial Flower to the war dead and on October, 1921 in Kansas City, MO, the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the Poppy as the Memorial Flower. The American Legion Auxiliary then adopted a National Poppy Program in 1924 to protect the Memorial Poppy from commercialism and for which program is now being conducted to honor the Americans wounded and who died during World War I and H, Korean War, Vietnam War, Grenada-Lebanon Crisis, Panama Crisis and Middle East War. The Poppy is made only by veterans in hospitals and all proceeds from this program each year are directed back to aid the veterans, or members of their families, through their programs. Huntley American Legion Auxiliary will be having Poppy Day May 22, 1992. Please show your appreciation to the veterans by contributing and wearing the Poppy and again on Memorial Day. 1992 PoDPV Days Slogan: "Put a Song in the Heart of a Veteran ~ Wear a Poppy" Arlene Mattingly is the American Legion Auxiliary President and May Chesak is honored as a 65-year member of the Auxiliary. Shannon Raby Amy Rosenthal Melissa Peterson's photo unavailable. Miss Huntley Pageant Held This Weekend By Tracey Schwartz Three young Huntley women, Melissa Peterson, 19, Amy Rosenthal, 17, and Shannon Raby, 18, will compete for the Miss Huntley crown this Sunday, May 17th. The pageant which is free and open to the public, will be held at 1pm in the Deicke Recreation Center. Each of the three women will model formal and sportswear as well as answer questions about themselves for three judges. The reigning Miss Huntley, Carie Bein, will pass on her title and crown the new 1992 queen. The new Miss Huntley will compete in the Miss McHenry County Pageant held at the McHenry County Fair in early August. Melissa Peterson, daughter of Linda Hoban, is a 1991 graduate of Larkin High School, Elgin, and currently works for Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers, Inc. in Elgin. The 5'10" blonde enjoys horses, riding and showing, camping and other outdoor activities. Peterson who would like to become a lawyer, says that if she wins, it would help her to finance going back to school to study law. Amy Rosenthal, daughter of Connie Mychko and James Rosenthal, is an active senior student at Huntley High School. Her extracurricular activities include Student Council and Senior Class President, band, Colorguard, cheerleading, pom-pons, FFA, Softball and Operation Snowball. When she has time, Rosenthal likes skiing, reading, shopping, warm weather and collecting pigs. After a summer of working at Connie Shoes and Racing Rapids, the 5'7" brunette plans to attend Western Illinois University and study international business. Already involved in several community organizations including 4-H, American Legion Auxiliary and her church, Rosenthal says that by participating in the Miss Huntley Contest, she will get more involved with her community. Shannon Raby, daughter of William and Karen Raby, is a senior at Huntley High School with a strong background in dance and gymnastics. With 12 years of combined dance lessons, it isn't any wonder that the 5'2" blonde has her part time job at Gymerica in Woodstock. In addition, she participates in cheerleading, Softball, FFA, Student Council and Operation Snowball at Huntley High. Raby plans to attend Valparaiso University in the fall to study Sociology and to eventually go into law school. Raby says the Miss Huntley Contest will help her to become a better speaker and more comfortable in front of people. And maybe more importantly, she 8ays,"It will also give me more confidence and a higher self-esteem."
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|