Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers including businesses, organizations, families and individuals that showed up to Crystal Lake Community Harvest 2011! A total of over 97,000 pounds of food were donated and sorted to assist in feeding the Crystal Lake community. Monetary donations have topped an incredible $45,000.00!
Special thanks go out to our 2011 Community Harvest Sponsors:
Event sponsor - Mercy Health System
Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center
Crystal Lake Bank & Trust
Crystal Lake Jaycees
Crystal Lake Park District
Harris Bank- Crystal Lake
Home State Bank-Crystal Lake
Joseph's Marketplace/Harvest Bible Chapel
Service Printing Corporation
Thank you to the 2011 Community Harvest Committee members for all their time and dedication!
2011 Community Harvest Chamber Committee Chair
Judy Pelinski, Fresh Look Interiors
2011 Food Pantry President
2011 Jaycees Committee Chair
2011 Community Harvest Committee Members
Thomas Cieslewicz, T/S Commercial Lending Group; Trish Golden, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Michael Hollembaek, PNC Bank; Kasia Biela, Swatch 21; Melissa Luhrs, DC, Back to Action Chiropractic; Kyle McCoy, Allied Waste; Jeffrey Moore, D.C.; Maria Ortega, Two Amigos Landscaping, Inc.; Darlene Petersen, McHenry County Living Magazine; Steve Podgorski, Aspire Financial Group; Kathy Powers, BMO Harris Crystal Lake; James L. Richter, II, City of Crystal Lake; John Scott, Crosspoint Lutheran Church
Pictured above from left to right: Sarah Schrempf of the CL Jaycees, Judy Pelinski Community Harvest Chair and Catherine M. Williams President of the Crystal Lake Food Pantry receive a "big" check for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry from Kathryn I. Martens Crystal Lake Public Library Director, Marilyn Crowley Library Assistant Kirsten Barry Library Technical Assistant and John Engebretson CLPL Board President.
The Crystal Lake Library ran their fine forgiveness program from November 1st through November 15th with a grand total donation to Community Harvest in the amount of $6500.00! The program allow residents the opportunity to pay cash or write a check to the food pantry for at least half of their fines, with the library waiving the remaining fines.
The donation far exceeded anyone's imagination and the Community Harvest Committee was astonished when presented with the check. The Library's generous donation is a shining example of the warmth and generosity that organizations in the Crystal Lake community share with others.
Community Harvest is delighted to have the on-going support of the Crystal Lake Library.