Send a child with a disability to day camp, a Special Olympics athlete to tournaments, or help purchase
a wheelchair-accessible bus to transport a disabled veteran to a fitness center. The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA) Foundation’s 17th Annual Holiday Fashion Show & Christmas Tree Raffle benefits these purposes and more. This popular event is taking place Saturday, November 17th at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake, at Route 31 and Three Oaks Road. The festive day featuring a delicious lunch, fashion show, silent auction, and opportunities to win a fully decorated tree and other items is expected to sell out quickly. The doors open at 10:30 am, lunch is served at 12:30 pm, and the fashion show begins at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $50 each or $60 for premier seats closer to the runway, and proceeds benefit the NISRA’s year-round recreation programs for local
children and adults with disabilities. Call NISRA at 815-459-0737 for information or to make a reservation.
Each tree and its theme-related gifts is valued at approximately $2,000, and BK Boats and Sleds will deliver to winners within NISRA’s service area. Old World Gem & Jewelry in McHenry is giving a diamond solitaire pendant for the jewelry raffle.
Generous sponsors include Alliance Contractors, Inc.; Sage Products, Inc.; BMO Harris Bank; and Aptargroup.
To date, local retailers providing fashions & jewelry for the show are Tradewinds, Grassroots, Alpine Accessories, Lulu’s Wiggin Out, Tommy Terri Shop, and Maurices in
McHenry, with more to come.