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Raggedy Ann to be subject of presentation

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Antique Mall will host a presentation by Alison Hubbard on the history of America’s most beloved doll, Raggedy Ann, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Raggedy’s creator, Johnny Gruelle, was a native of Arcola, 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 their impact on American folklore.

The program will last about an hour, with time for questions, and coffee will be served.

Crystal Lake Antique Mall is at 2 N. Williams St.; there is parking off Crystal Lake Avenue.

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