Community Organizations, Local Government and Social Services
9-11 Remembrance in Johnsburg
ANNUAL “9-11 REMEMBRANCES IN JOHNSBURG”
The setting up preparations for the Annual “Circle of Flags”
September 11th: (rain or shine)
9am – The Placing of all the American Flags, the 9-11 Flags
7pm – The Evening Retrieval of all Flags.
There will be minor, but no elaborate Services.
A BIT OF HISTORY:
For the last several years, this annual event has taken place on the property of the First Midwest’s green lawn, next to the Johnsburg Public Library, directly across from the Fire Station, Unit #2 (Johnsburg), on Johnsburg Road.
From the very first, the purpose of each year’s observance was to be some form of remembering the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The current, annual American Flag display grew from a simple desire to help remind the busy people of this growing community, for just a few moments, that “today” is once again September 11th and that only a relative few years ago, parts of our Nation came under savage attack.
It has been through the continuous endeavors of Barbara and Don Klapperich, long time residents of Johnsburg, which kept each year’s observance truly of the people and by the people. Along with the varied support of many of the community - and often even beyond, which gradually lead to the “Annual 9-11 Remembrance Circle of Flags and Candlelight Services.” From time to time, they also arranged for the respectful placing of memorial wreaths as part of this Circle to remember and honor recently fallen Soldiers.
With the aid of several anonymous donations, they were able to purchase the 28 American Flags and their poles which have been flown every 9-11 since 2005. These American Flags will fly each September 11th until no longer serviceable.
Their proud yet simple purpose has ever been that this day should not be forgotten.
ON SEPTEMBER 10th ~ THE DAY BEFORE “9-11”:
The helpful and appreciated assistance of Boy &/or Girl Scouts are invited to participate and learn how to lay out the 60’ to 80’ wide circle in which the over 25 American Flags will be placed the next morning; to help mark out the proper placement for each American Flag. This is both an educational and patriotic experience for all those participating – Scout masters, parents, siblings are encouraged to help, learn or just watch.
This exercise usually takes only an hour or two to complete, beginning at 3pm. Please call for Details.
ON SEPTEMBER 11TH MORNING:
Beginning at 9am, the “CIRCLE OF FLAGS” ~ which is the placing of all the American Flags, including three specifically dedicated/designed September 11th flags, will begin. This will be a solemn placement of these flags – rain or shine.
Firemen, Policemen, Veterans, those who have been involved in some aspect of September 11th are welcome to participate in the placement of these beautiful and anonymously donated American Flags.
A Prayer will be offered, followed by a few Moments of Silence afterwards. Flowers may be placed anytime during the day.
If a Fireman, Policeman, American Soldier, has fallen, and a family member or comrade wishes to place a wreath in their memory, please contact the number below and arrangements will be made to accommodate.
EVENING RETRIEVAL OF ALL FLAGS
At 7pm, this day long, patriotic display will conclude with the respectful Retrieval of the Flags. Again, Firemen, Policeman, Veterans, those involved with some aspect of September 11th are invited to participate. Those who wish only to watch, pay their respects by the lighting and holding of a candle in memory of the many tragedies and acts of heroism related to this day, are invited to attend. There will be a prayer, a few words, the Retrieval of Flags.
With regret, there will be no other ceremony… though there will continue to be the yearly Placing & Retrieval of these American Flags until these Flags need to be retired.
This will hold until the 15th Anniversary, 2016.
A Most Sincere *Thank You* To All who have participated these past many years, to all those who gave up of their time to step forward and become a part of the 9-11 history within Johnsburg.
An especial thank you to the First Midwest Bank for the generous use of their perfectly placed property. All this could not have happened quite so well without their supportive patriotism.
To all the Firemen, the Policemen, the Servicemen, who have given of their time to honor their fallen comrades.
To the parents who encouraged their children to learn and perform acts of Patriotism. To Mr. Richard Wolf for always being there with his microphone. To the Leaders of our Community for all their many assistances and support.
On behalf of my husband, Don, and myself, I most sincerely thank all who have helped us from the very first September 11th and onwards, making each and every 9-11 Remembrance in Johnsburg a living example of the Heart of America and the reason for our American strength and pride.
For any additional information, please contact me, Barbara Klapperich at either: 815-385-8128 or: email@example.com.
American Legion Post 253
8 p.m. third Thursdays, 5711 Kenosha St., Richmond (815) 678-4192.
American Legion Post 491
8 p.m. second Mondays, 1331 N. Riverside Dr., McHenry, (815) 653-4362.
7 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 3717 Main St., McHenry.
Boy Scout Troop 149
7 p.m. Tuesdays, McHenry Township Hall, 3703 N. Richmond Rd. (Rte 31), McHenry.
7 p.m. Tuesdays, Johnsburg Community Club.
Busy Three 4-H Club
For the McHenry area, (815) 344-4815.
Clover Rockets 4-H Club
7 p.m. first Thursday, State Bank of Lakes, Spring Grove, (815) 678-4684.
Community Clovers & Gophers 4-H Club
7 p.m. third Tuesday, Community Church, Richmond
A not for profit agency that assists parents in McHenry County in locating quality child care for their children and also assists child care providers with trainings, technical assistance, and finanacial assistance. 667 Ridgeview Drive McHenry, IL 60050 815-344-5510
Mothers of Twins, 7 p.m. second Tuesday, For all mothers of multiple births as well as adoptive and expectant moms, (847) 487-4401, (847) 458-0024.
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a citizen organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.
Four McHenry 4-H Club
7 p.m. third Monday, McHenry Municipal Center.
Johnsburg Area Business Association
The Johnsburg Area Business Association (JABA) is a group of local business owners who meet monthly to discuss topics of interest to small to mid-sized business owners.
The Johnsburg Area Business Association's main focus is on the education of business owners. Past meetings have covered topics ranging from "cheap/free" advertising for small business owners, to "how-to's" on fulfilling the requirements of various state and federal regulations. Members also have a great opportunity to network with local business owners and their employee's, along with local village officials.
Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnsburg State Bank, Second Floor Meeting Room,
3503 Chapel Hill Road. For information on JABA, call 815-347-0181.
2315 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, Illinois 60051, (815) 358-9899.
Johnsburg Police Explorer Post 567
Law Enforcement Exploring is a work-site based training program for individuals 14-21 years old who have an interest in law enforcement. Explorers learn responsibility, leadership, positive character traits, career training, and learn the importance of public service, thereby serving as leaders and role models to peers and their community. The Post currently meets Sundays at 6:00 pm at the Johnsburg Police Station, 3611 N. Chapel Hill Rd. For more information or to join, contact the Johnsburg Police at (815) 385-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 a.m. second Friday, Spring Grove/Johnsburg Group,Johnsburg Public Library,3000 W. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg, (815) 363-8762, (815) 675-6963.
Lions District 1-J, Illinois USA
McHenry Area Jaycees
7:30 p.m. second Tuesday (except August), McHenry VFW Hall, 3002 Ws. Route 120, McHenry (815) 344-6471.
The McHenry County Conservation District was established to acquire and maintain land as open space--for Preservation, Education and Recreation.
McHenry County Explorers 4-H Club
2:30 p.m. third Sundays, 5110 Hampshire Ln., McHenry (815) 675-2874.
University of Illinois outreach to the local people. Extension provides practical research-based information to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Since the mid-1960's, the McHenry County Historical Society has provided the methods and means of presenting McHenry County History to enrich life.
McHenry County Mothers of Multiples (McMOMS)
7 p.m. second Thursdays, Nippersink Library in Richmond, (815) 759-0760.
Mighty Four 4-H Club
7 p.m. second Monday, Prem Magnetics building in Johnsburg, (847) 497-9435.
A state licensed No-Kill, Non-Profit Animal Shelter. Champions the humane treatment of domesticated animals.
Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 188
11:00 a.m. Fourth Sundays, 1304 Park St., McHenry (815) 385-9789.
No cost services for seniors who live in McHenry County or Sun City Huntley. 7105 Virginia Rd., Ste. 21, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, (815) 455-3120.
VFW Post #11496, Johnsburg
VFW Post 11496 holds their meetings every second Tuesday of the month, 7pm, in the Senior Center Lodge building, situated directly behind the McHenry Moose Lodge on Rt. 31, north of McHenry. For additional information: (815) 385-8128
VFW Post #4600
7:30 p.m. first Mondays, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry (815) 385-4600.
Viet Now McHenry County Chapter
7 p.m. fourth Mondays, McHenry VFW 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry.
4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL 60050 (815) 344-4483
Wonder Lake Senior Citizen's Club
1 p.m. first and third Mondays, McHenry Township Center, (815) 653-3516.
Health & Medicine
Alano - McHenry Alano Club
10 a.m., Tuesdays, McHenry Alano Club, 1257 N. Green St., McHenry.
District 11, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (815) 455-3311.
Al-Anon - Johnsburg
9 a.m. Saturdays, Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 1015 Broadway, Johnsburg. Baby-sitter available.
Al-Anon - McHenry
8:30 p.m. Mondays, First Methodist Church, 3717 W. Main St., McHenry, open meeting last Monday of month, (815) 385-0931.
Al-Anon - Richmond
7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, Routes 12 and 173, Richmond. Open AA meeting on third Monday.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
10 a.m. second Saturdays, Alden Terrace, 803 Royal Dr., McHenry. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Chicagoland Chapter.
ANAD support group
7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, room B174 of McHenry County College, when the college is open. For those dealing with anorexia and bulimia. (815) 455-8695. School closing info: (815) 455-3700.
Area Agency on Aging
Blood Drive – Red Cross
4-7 p.m. first Monday, Red Cross Community Facility, 390 Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, (800) GIVE-LIFE.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Third Saturday before and after 4 p.m. Mass. Third Sundays before and after 7:15 Mass, 9 a.m. Mass, and 11 a.m. Mass, The Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd, McHenry.
7-9 p.m. second Wednesdays except June, July, August and December, Riverwood School, 300 Driftwood St., McHenry. For adults and children with attention deficit disorder, (815) 653-7108.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Support Group
7-8:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Room A/B Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry. For people with IBD, their family and friends to share information, experiences and ideas. (815) 334-3850.
Developmental screenings for children from birth to 35 months of age
Second Tuesday of the month, Adult & Child Rehab Center. To schedule appointment (815) 338-1707.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
6-7 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St.. Internal referrals from physicians. (815) 385-6400.
7:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services, 5320 W. Elm St., McHenry. An organization for those concerned with the drug abuse or related behavior problems of a relative or friend.
Far Northeast Epilepsy Support Group
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northwest Pediatric Therapy Center, 132 Chase St., Algonquin. Provides emotional and educational support for parents of children with seizure disorders. (847) 669-4739, (847) 426-4941.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
12-2 p.m. every third Thursday, 884 Main St., Community Building, Antioch. (847) 395-3716.
Greater Chicagoland Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Lexington Health Care Center, 900 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. For those who care for Alzheimer’s patients. (847) 726-1200.
4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Open Door Clinic, 164 Division St., Suite 607, Elgin, (847) 695-1093.
How to Have a Relationship
7:15-9 p.m. Thursdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry. For men and women, divorced, married, single. Fee $30. (815) 363-3850.
Infertility Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300, Medical Office Building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry. (815) 759-4647.
Journey of Recovery (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
7::30 p.m. third Mondays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry. For those recovering from a mental illness, (815) 444-9991.
Looking Beyond Cancer Support Group
12-1:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, classroom A, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry, (815) 344-8000.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Physicians dining room west, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry. (815) 943-5261 or (815) 338-8799 or American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.
McHenry County Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group
7:30-9:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, meeting room, Sherman Family Health Care, Route 31, Crystal Lake. (800) 886-6664 or (847) 827-0404.
Our mission is to provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical abuse by planning, coordinating, developing, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois. (815) 455-2828. McHenry County Crisis Line: (800) 892-8900.
7:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry. Understand your feelings, relationships, problems with anger, depression, loneliness or lack of confidence. Fee $30. (815) 363-3850.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of McHenry County
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry. For people with MS, family members and others interested in treatment and management of the disease. (847) 639-4277.
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of McHenry County
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness. We offer an array of free programs and services,including self-help groups, family and community education, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.namimchenrycounty.org, call (815) 308-0851, or E-mail email@example.com
National Depression-Manic Depression Association Support Group
7 p.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake, (815) 653-5264 or (815) 728-9912.
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Centegra Health System, Crystal Lake. For men and women ages 18 and older. Fee $30. (800) 765-9999.
Postive Thinking Kids Coping with Depression
7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St.. A successive 8 week therapy group for children, ages 8-12 who have a diagnosis of depression or present with depressive symptoms and/or low self-esteem. 2 month group. (815) 385-6400.
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
7:30-9 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300 in the medical office building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. (815) 759-4648.
St. Peregrine Cancer Support Group
10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. John’s Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg. For patients, family and friends focusing on all types of cancer. (815) 385-9371.
Spinal Cord Support Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, private dining room, Northern Illinois Medical Center, Rt. 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. A social group for people with disabilities. (815) 363-8304.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 1739
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry, Weigh-in 6:40 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. (847) 487-7310.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 2040
McHenry Township Building, 3519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, weigh-in 6 p.m, meeting 6:40 p.m., (800) 894-0069.
7 p.m first Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, physicians’ dining room, McHenry. For women with breast cancer. Family and friends welcome. (815) 338-9143.
American Association of Retired Persons McHenry County Chapter
1:30 p.m. second Thursdays, The Fountains, Route 31, Crystal Lake. Speakers and refreshments, (847) 658-7222 or (815) 459-0286.
Area Agency on Aging
Bingo – McHenry Moose Lodge
7 p.m. Mondays, 3535 N. Richmond Rd., doors open at 4:30 p.m., food available. Also a non-perishable food drive for area food pantries.
Bingo – McHenry VFW
noon Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1:00 p.m. Sundays, 3002 W. Route 120.
Cribbage – Hob Nob Restaurant
7 p.m. Thursdays, 4419 Route 14, Crystal Lake, (815) 338-2425.
St. John the Baptist Church, (815) 385-1477.
McHenry Senior Citizens
1 p.m. second Monday, Community Building behind the Moose off Route 31, McHenry, (815) 344-0983.
McHenry Senior Citizens Club
McHenry Township Recreation Center, 3519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, (815) 385-6892.
Richmond-Spring Grove Senior Recreation Program
Trips second and fourth Wednesdays, (815) 678-4040.
Salvation Army Golden Diners
11:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday, bingo on Wednesdays, 6519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, (815) 385-8260, Call by 1 p.m. one day in advance.
Table Tennis Club of McHenry County
7 to 11 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, McHenry Township Recreation Facility, Johnsburg, (815) 653-9015.
Agency on Aging - Northeastern Illinois
The Agency on Aging is a non-profit agency dedicated to combining resources, leadership and expertise on aging in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. The Agency on Aging works closely with the U.S. Administration on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging and many other agencies to address both the immediate and long range needs of our seniors
7 p.m. first Mondays, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St., McHenry. For bereaved parents, grandparents and adult siblings, (815) 385-6400 (McHenry County Family Services)
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
4-C is a private not-for-profit social service agency that for more than 40 years has helped families and child care providers by offering resources and services that include Child Care Financial Assistance, Resource & Referral for Child Care, Parent and Provider Education, the Child Care Food Program as well as Nursing, Social Work, Mental Health, QRS and Infant/Toddler Specialists. The agency also advocates on behalf of children, families and Early Care and Education Provider.
7:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. For separated and divorced non-denominational Christians. (815) 385-5673.
1st WAY Pregnancy Support
7:30-9 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 2015 W. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg. For single, pregnant young women and teenagers. (815) 385-2999.
Home of the Sparrow serves the community as a transitional shelter program providing housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children in McHenry County and Northern Illinois.
Provides emergency, transitional, and preventive measures for the homeless of McHenry County.
Bethany Lutheran Church
76 W Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Immanuel Lutheran Church
300 S. Pathway Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Sts Peter & Paul Parish
410 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013
Christ The King Catholic Church
5006 E. Wonder Lake Rd.
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1320 Dean St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
St.Joseph Catholic Church
10519 N. Main St.
Richmond, Il 60071
Overflow opens first Thursday of November.
Women and Children must stay at:
St. Joseph Church
207 Brainard St.
Harvard, IL 60033
Christian Fellowship Church
3419 Walkup Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Cary United Methodist
500 N. First Street
Cary, IL 60013
Perinatal Grief and Loss Support Group: a Meeting Place for Parents Who are Grieving Perinatal Loss
7:00-9:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesdays at 4119 W. Shamrock Drive, Suite 200, McHenry. For more information, call the Centegra Perinatal Grief and Loss Support Line at 815-759-4348. No fee. Centegra Perinatal Grief and Loss Support Services.
Pioneer Center for Human Services
Spouse Loss support group
7:30-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Angels Wing at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd., McHenry, free, (815) 356-5673.
4508 Prime Parkway, McHenry, IL 60050 815-344-4483 Fax: 815-363-1878
Provides schedules, maps, and fare information for Metra commuter trains.
Provides schedules, fare information, passenger newsletters and employment opportunities at Pace.