CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Antique Mall, located at the corner of Williams Street and Crystal Lake Avenue, will host a presentation by Alison Hubbard on the history of America's most beloved doll, Raggedy Ann, at 6:30 p.m. March 21.
Raggedy's creator, Johnny Gruelle, was a native of Arcola, located 20 miles south of Champaign. Gruelle wrote the series of adventures of the residents of his daughter's playroom.
The presentation will describe "The Raggedy Way" of kindness and love for the Gruelle dolls, their creator and its impact on American Folklore.
The program will last about an hour, with time for questions, and coffee will be served. The Mall will be open for shopping after the program.
Crystal Lake Antique Mall's address is 2 N Williams St.