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Men of Monday Night ready to kick off season

The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Men of Monday Night Football Books are available for purchase for $20 at the chamber office, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry,

For each NFL Monday Night Football game from Sept. 9 through Dec. 23, $50 will be awarded to each winning book ($100 for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2). Books also contain coupons and special offers. Book purchasers have a chance to win a three-night trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Worldwide Traveler Ltd., Apple Vacations and NOW Jade Resorts. The drawing will be held at a pre-Super Bowl party in January.

A kick-off party for Men of Monday Night Football will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Halftime Bar & Grill, 2405 W. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg.

For more information, call 815-385-4300.

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McHenry’s Downtown Business Association will be thanking the community for shopping locally in the downtown areas starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 8. Featured will be a top local band, wine and beer plus food from downtown restaurants. Downtown booths will be available to shop at and a free raffle for all in attendance for downtown gift baskets.

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The McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to honor those individuals who have contributed much to the community either through their work accomplishments, volunteerism, mentoring or being a builder of families. We wish to honor 10 such people 60 years and older at the Chapters – Stories of the Wise, Witty & Wonderful Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at McHenry Country Club. We encourage family members and friends to acknowledge these incredible people who have made lives richer in their home and community.

These 10 individuals will gain acknowledgement in front of community, friends and family for their part in lives; be guests with one other at the luncheon; and receive a keepsake gift especially for them.

For more information and nomination form, visit www.mchenrychamber.com. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 6. Event is sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Crossroad Care Center of Woodstock, Heritage Woods of McHenry, and Hearthstone Communities.

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The next Never Eat Alone networking luncheon will be Aug. 9 at the Liberty Club Kitchen of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, 1304 Park St., McHenry.

Offered for the all-inclusive price of $10 – which includes tax, tip, coffee or tea – is salad with feta cheese, lasagna, broccoli, French bread and apple or cherry pie.

Should you be interested in attending, contact the chamber office at 815-385-4300 for reservations. Event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; however, you must arrive between 11:45 a.m. and noon.

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Join us for a multi-chamber luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 30 at Turnberry Country Club, 9600 Turnberry Trail, Lakewood. Featured will be Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for governor.

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The First Midwest Bank, Marketing Connection Group V and Kiwanis Club mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 30 at First Midwest Bank, 3510 W. Elm St., McHenry,

• Kay Bates is executive director of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce.

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