The Huntley Farmside
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1"^ Volume 40 No. 22 Your hometown newspaper Thursday June 1,2000 © 2000 Pre.ss-Republican New.spaper.s Local women vie for Miss Huntiey crown The Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Miss Huntley 2000 Scholarship Pageant. The. pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday June 4 at the Huntley High School Harmony Road Campus. Admission is free. The four contestants will be judged in the areas of personal interviews, stage presence, beauty of face and physical condition, and speech and communication skills. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a crown and sash, and sponsorship for the Miss McHenry County pageant. The first runnerup will also receive a $500 scholarship. All con¬ testants will receive various gifts that have been donated by area businesses. The pageant and scholar¬ ships are made possible by the generous support of the members of the Huntley Chamber of Commerce. Megan 0' Brien is 18 years old. She is the daugh¬ ter of Ken and Judy O'Brien. Megan has one brother and one sister. Megan has lived in Huntley for about 10 months. Megan will graduate from Marengo High School on June 2. Megan would like to go to college for fashton men- chandising or marketing. She is sponsored by Prirtie Chevrolet at 10501 N. Route! 47 in Huntley. Kristin Bien is 17 years, old and she is the daughter of Gregory and Carolyn Bien. Kristin has two sis¬ ters, Tracey and Laura, and has lived in Huntley for five years. Kristin is currently a junior at Huntley High School and she would like to attend college with a major in theater and musical per¬ formance and later become an actress. Kristin is spon¬ sored by the Huntley Supermarket located at 10442 S. Route 47 in Megan O'Brien Huntley. Jill Feldy is 18 years old and she is the daughter of Patricia Feldy. ^he has one brother. Jill has lived in Huntley for 10 months. She gradu¬ ated in 1999 from Hoffman Estates High School and just fin¬ ished her first year at MCC. Jill also attend¬ ed summer classes at ECC. Jill would like to continue on to Roosevelt to continue her educa¬ tion to become a High School Math teacher. Jill is spon¬ sored by Countryside Realty located at 11006 S. Route 47 in Huntley. Heather Hayes is 16 years old and she is a sophomore" at Huntley She is the Patrick and Heather Hayes I Feldy Kristin Bien high school, daughter of Esther Hayes. Heather has one five year-old brother named David. She has lived in Huntley for almost two years. Heather would like to continue her education and become a lawyer. She is sponsored by the First National Bank of Marengo's Huntley Banking center located at 11700 Route 47 in Huntley. Farmside-Press photo by Susan Bohme The American Legion Post 673 color guard led the Memorial Day parade in Huntley Monday. Huntley commemorates Memorial Day with parade by Susan Bohme City editor People with lawn chairs and blankets towing kids in strollers and wagons lined Main Street Monday for the annual Memorial Day Parade in Huntley. A fire engine cleared the way for the Huntley American Legion Post 673 color guard, the Huntley High School marching band and the rest of the parade as it worked its way from Main Street to St. Mary's Cemetery for a Memorial Day ceremony. The American Legion sponsors the parade, ceremony and lunch on Memorial Day each year to honor the men and women who have fought to keep our country free. As parades go, this one was small, but just about every group in tpwn participated: the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the sports teams, the Harvesters 4-H Club, the Penguin Snowmobile Club, Del Webb's Sun City, the Children's Exchange Depot, TLC Kindergarten and Preschool, the Village of Huntley, Acting Mayor Charlie Becker, Miss Huntley 1999, Krista Jurs, and the four contestants for Miss Huntley 2000. Kids along the parade route scrambled to collect the candy being thrown as the parade passed by. When the final contin¬ gent went past, virtually all the parade watchers fell in line and followed the parade to the ceme¬ tery for the ceremony. At the cemetery, the graves of the veterans were marked with American flags, which had been placed there by the Huntley VFW Post 10780 with the help of local Girl Scouts, After the traditional presentation of the' wreath by a group of Boy and Girl Scouts and the reading of Flanders Fields by Kristin Bien; Post 673 Commander George Lesch spoke about the history and meaning of Memorial Day. Congress declared the last Monday in May as Memorial Day in 1971, but the roots of this day of remembrance can be traced to May 1868, three years after the Civil War ended. At that time Major General John Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors, issued an order proclaiming May 30 Decoration Day. The proclamation read in part, "Let us, then, at the time appoint¬ ed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passion¬ less mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag 'they saved from dishonor." With this, the first Memorial Day of the 21st century, when we live in a mostly peaceful time and have a strong economy, Lesch said, it is easy to forget why we are a free country, "It is our duty, as veterans and as patriots who love this land, to ensure that everyone who breathes the fresh air of freedom is reminded of the price paid and of those who paid it," he said, "It is through the tributes we pay to those who have fallen that we are reminded of the gift we have been given."
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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