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Fair Diddley success

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The Mental Health Resource League for McHenry County would like to thank the city of Woodstock, the wonderful volunteers who gave their time, our sponsors (Majercik Physical Therapy and Medcor), and the enormous crowds that came out to the 45th annual Fair Diddley on the Woodstock Square on Sunday.

The event was a huge success that included warm sunshine, amazing handcrafted items, and enthusiastic shoppers. The article on Fair Diddley in the Northwest Herald published May 16 set the stage for a fantastic event.

Each year, MHRL distributes the net proceeds from two annual craft shows at its annual meeting in January. Over the past 45 years, the Mental Health Resource League has proudly distributed $4.75 million to 19 nonprofit agencies in McHenry County that work with clients’ mental health issues.

The all-volunteer board at MHRL thanks these agencies for their hard work and dedication to the community. These agencies diligently provide volunteers for Fair Diddley and Fall Diddley, helping to make the shows so successful. And while volunteers are incredibly important, the League also relies on the support of the businesses in McHenry County through their support and sponsorships of the two events. Please visit www.mhrl.org if you or your business is interested in sponsoring either of our craft shows.

MHRL’s sister event – Fall Diddley – is scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere. We hope to see you there.

Russ Foszcz

Board member, Mental Health Resource League

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