The Huntley Farmside
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Huntlei) Jarmsik USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1991 VOLUME 32 - NUMBER 8 OFFICE PHONE 708-669-5621 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 1960 25c per copy HFPD Water Fights Kick Off Town Picnic Fire hoses spraying...water splashing,,.people scream... but it's not the scene of a blazing fire. It's Water Fights! Huntley Fire Fighters will once again sponsor Water Fights in conjunction with the Huntley Town Picnic. To enable the fire fighters to also attend the picnic this year, the fights will be held Saturday night, June 22, starting at 4:30 pm, at station #2 on Route 47 and Dean Street. Food and refreshments will be catered by Wander Inn of Huntley. New & Unique Business Opens In Huntley Huntley Police Run For Special Olympics Successful runners from the June 9, 1991 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Illinois Special Olympics posed before their support vehicle. By Joyce Liput Huntley Police, along with area police departments, ran on Sunday, June 9, in support of Illinois Special Olympics. They joined with over 1,000 law enforcement officers across Illinois raising money to help handicapped persons participate in a Special Olympics events. Chief Rossi was especially proud of Huntley because they more than doubled donations over last year. This year Huntley donated over $1,800 of the over $7,000 collected from this area for the fund raiser. Leg 15 of the Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run started in Barrington Hills and ended at or Timer's Park in Huntley. The 15-mile run was planned in easy lengths, yet several outstanding officers ran the entire distance. Even with late night shifts the night before, and some having to work that day, officers and their families turned out to support the worthwhile event. Several of Illinois' "special kids" joined the run, too. The Good Sam RV it Camping Club of Illinois arranged a support vehicle to follow the runners. Mr, it Mrs, Swanson of Island Lake drove about 5 miles an hour through the whole route to provide a place to rest, have a drink, or whatever was needed. They declined any special credit saying, "it takes more guts to run than ride." Spouses and kids waited patiently for the runners to arrive. As the sirens of the escort vehicles were heard in the distance supporters fired up the barbeques. Officers and their families celebrated their success with a picnic at the end of the run. During lunch jokes fiew about, "do I look as bad as I feel", "burning off these calories", "how about a ball game" and "now it's time to run back." A unique compliment was given by Jeremy, one of the special runners, who went around collecting autographs from all the officers. A special surprise ended the day when a portable grill, was raffled off to participants in the run. Huntley's Police Dept. would like to thank everyone who made this event such a big success. A total of $1,895.00 was collected from 58 Huntley businesses for the Special Olympics. These are: McHenry Savings Bank, Outlook Envelope, Wayne Donahue, Huntley Legion Hall, CCS/West, Inc., State Bank of Huntley, Haiges Machinery, Landmark Contractors, Dean Foods, Sheets Surveying, Catty Corp., Midwest Panel, Advanced Metal, Huntley Hair Designs, Refinishing Unlimited, McHenry FS, Wander Inn, H.S. Crocker, Marlowe Feed, Huntley Dental, Thurmoburr, Crissman, Huntley Dairy Mart, King Chevrolet, Chessman, DFC Transportation, Pfaff's Auto, Coils, Huntley Supermarket, Huntley Qwik Wash, N.I.R., Bearic Tool, R&R Metalcraft, St. Mary's Church, Daum Auto Body, Video Smideo, The Carpet Store, Authorized Food, Luigi's Pizzeria, Fitch it Gerard, Inc., Hoppy's Barber Shop, Huntley Material, Fox Valley Water, J.D.M. Auto Service, Bakley Construction, Berquist it Zimmerman, Neville Bros., Jan's Sewing, Huntley Auto Supply, D.Z. Transfer, Chicago Coffee, J.L. Jones, Papa G's, Roger Borowicz, Ebra Products, Ace Hardware and Huntley Flooring. Donna Whitfield, Owner of Immaculata By Joyce Liput Donna Whitfield, owner/ operator of Huntley's newly opened Immaculata religious store, sees her business as a unique one. Her plan is to be a source for spiritual growth and enrichment. Books, statues, and other religious items offer continuous support in daily life and aesthetic exposure to God and Faith. She would like to be a service where people can find help; perhaps in her supply of self-help books or simply in expressing faith in God's help with items now in stock. They appeal to all age groups from kids to elderly. Donna will constantly seek to improve her sources and grow to meet any needs as they are expressed. The store has been a long time dream for Donna. In her search she felt drawn to Huntley. The building at 11021 Woodstock Street needed a lot of work when she and her husband first saw it. Since they had built their own home, they felt it could be done. Once they bought the building and began working on it, they found they had to almost rebuild everything. Except for reinforcing the frame and supports and the concrete work, they have done most of the work themselves. Limited time and money prolonged the project. They kept in mind trying to do the restoration to the original time period of 100 years ago. Even after all the work involved, Donna still loves the location, especially looking out on the square. She thinks Huntley's charAiing and sees great potential to develop the town's appeal. - Donna has already had calls and visits from people from Chicago, Rockford, Roselle and Wisconsin before the store was oRicially opened. She expects the uniqueness of the store to draw people from far and near. Donna and her husband, John, live in Crystal Lake, where they raised their three daughters. Donna felt it was important for her to be home while they were growing up, yet found time for volunteer work. She found her work becoming increasingly apostolic in nature. A store and TV production ideas began to emerge with her increasing desire to add to people's spiritual enrichment. A priest friend encouraged her to follow up on her ideas, so she called a cable company. They provided classes and traming in visual/audio production for her and her family. Donna now presents a regular cable show, "The Donna Whitfield Show" with a religious educational format. It can be seen on Channel 52 in the Huntley area Tuesdays at 7:00pm. The one hour talk show interviews, discusses and examines Roman Catholic teachings in order to educate people about the Church.
|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|