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‘Feed the Need’ food drive at Curves clubs

WEST DUNDEE – Curves International is conducting its 15th annual food drive, “Feed the Need,” and challenges Curves’ club members to meet a goal of 100,000 donations during the two-week period ending March 23.

Each club, including the Curves at 858 W. Main St., West Dundee, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves clubs will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank during the two-week period.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reach the goal of 100,000 donations, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March profits to “Blessings in a Backpack,” a nonprofit organization that ensures that
impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

Since its inception, the total contributions to local food banks from the annual Curves food drive exceed 75 million pounds of food, according to Curves Vice President of Marketing Mike Raymond. “Each year, we encourage our clubs and members to donate even more than the year before,” he said.

For more information, call 847-783-6500 or email

Water operator series offered at Shah Center

McHENRY – McHenry County College will offer a variety of  seminars on topics of interest to water operators in April and May, beginning with Controlling Corrosion and Distribution Water Quality from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 9 at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane. McHenry.

This workshop for engineers and operators features the causes and cures of water system corrosion. Spon Water Consulting LLC will present proven methods of controlling lead/copper, rusty water, microbial corrosion byproducts, and distribution deterioration. Monitoring techniques and computer modeling of water quality and corrosion indices will be demonstrated at this session

Future topics will include chlorination and phosphate in water.

The fee for each individual workshop is $69 and a box lunch is included. For more information, call Ruth Kormanak at 815-479-7879 or email  To register for the workshop, call 815-455-8588 and use course ID: UBC U29-001.

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