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10 months ago

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ATTENTION to all of our fabulous supporters! Our shelter is in need of puppy food (any brand) and fleece blankets! If you are able to donate, our animals would highly appreciate it! Plus, all donations are tax-deductible! Please drop off food during regular business hours so that staff may store it properly. Unfortunately, critters tend to help themselves to any food left outside on the porch.
Drop-offs are accepted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5! Thank you so much for your continued support!
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10 months ago

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This event is next Sunday:
Scheduled to attend:
Daniel Biss
Bob Daiber
Scott Drury
Tio Hardiman
Ameya Pawar
JB Pritzker
Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/illinois-gubernatorial-candidate-forum-tickets-36862101538
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10 months ago

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Today, we officially kicked off the Petition gathering stage of my election bid for Will County Clerk. If you would like to help out, please visit my website at www.lauren4clerk.com ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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Here are some ideas to include in your "Go Bag".
Always remember the object is to have your most important paperwork as well as items that can sustain you if there is nothing else around.

Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit is a simple and effective way to sustain you and your family following a disaster. Officials and relief workers cannot immediately reach everyone in the aftermath of a disaster. It may take hours or even days for help to arrive. An emergency supplies kit contains the tools your family needs to survive during that period. Depending on the nature of the disaster, evacuation may be required. Keeping a portable emergency supply kit will assist in a speedy evacuation, ensuring you have everything you need until you return home. Emergency supplies kits are great for at home, at work, or in your vehicle.

What to Include:
A basic emergency supplies kit should include the following items:

Bottled water (three-day supply of four quarts per person per day)
Food (three-day supply of non-perishable foods such as canned meats, fruits and vegetables)
Can opener, pocket knife, eating utensils, cups, plates and bowls
First-aid kit and at least a 30 day supply of prescription medicines
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask
Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
Flashlight and extra batteries
Tools, tape, plastic sheeting, signal flares and matches
Fire extinguisher
Sanitation products such as moist towelettes, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, detergent, bleach and disinfectant
Clothing and bedding for each family member
Special items for babies, the elderly, disabled persons or others with special needs
Cash or traveler’s checks
Important documents (kept in waterproof containers) such as insurance policies, deeds, titles, stocks, birth certificates, passports, wills, immunization records, etc.
If you have a pet, include pet food, a carrier or cage, and, where appropriate, a leash in your supplies.
Garbage bags and plastic ties
Local maps
Prescription medications and glasses
Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
Matches in a waterproof container
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
Paper and pencil
Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long nights and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
In addition to building a basic kit, consider including unique items that might apply to you and your family. Examples include:

Infant formula and diapers
Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
Extra eyeglasses or contacts, and cleaning solution
Extra dentures
Storing and Maintaining Your Kit
When building your kit be sure to identify where and how your emergency supplies will be stored. Kits should be portable in case you need to “grab and go” during a disaster. Storing your items in one or two easy to carry containers will expedite moving your kit during an evacuation. Always keep your kit in a designated area and make sure all family members are aware of its location. Remember to refresh your kit periodically. Even non-perishable foods have a shelf life and eventually require replacement. Also, as your family changes so should your kit. Make sure to update items in your kit to reflect the current needs of your family. Review your emergency supply kit every six months to ensure all items are up to date.
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11 months ago

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Just a reminder, our next Market is Sat, Sept 9...8am to 2pm! Always the 2nd Sat, May thru Oct. the Hens Holiday Market is the eve of Nov 10, and all day Nov 11! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Our next French Hens Market is July 8th from 8am - 2pm! GPS 123 W. Illinois Ave. Morris, IL Our market has the BEST variety of vendors, featuring fresh produce, baked goods, antiques, garden, plants, handmade items and so much more! Make sure to check out the amazing downtown shops that are just a block away and head to the car show that is in the evening!

We have a few available vendor spaces for our July market. If you are interested please contact us!
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Please come to my opening reception of:
STOP!, LOOK AND LISTEN - a retrospective art show featuring paintings, drawings, collage and original songs performed by Montpelier artist and singer songwriter Jason Mallery.
Reception is this Friday, October 28, 7-9 pm at the Plainfield Community Center above the Coop.
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