The following was submitted to the Northwest Herald
Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ
To the Editor:
The Rotary Club of McHenry extends a big THANK YOU to the city of McHenry( Administration, Parks & Recreation, Police); McHenry Township Fire Protection Dist.; Corporate Sponsors including Northwest Herald, Gary Lang Auto, Buss Ford, Sunnyside Chrysler; Chas. Herdrich & Son; Rex Towing for Parking; along with many others too numerous to list. We also would like to thank the individuals that attended, along with volunteers,  bands and vendors for their support of our 2nd annual event that ran Aug. 2-4 at Petersen Park.
Great music & food, 5K Run for Youth Leadership, BBQ Cook-off, plus perfect summer weather made it a great success. The event allowed Rotary to engage the community and promote the ideals of our 1.2 million global member organization: "Service Above Self". We strive to improve the quality of life of the community every day and 100% of the events proceeds will go to the projects we do. To see in detail what Rotary does, please go to:
Lastly, thanks to our fellow Rotarians ( and spouses), including the McHenry Sunrise Rotary Club for the hundreds of man hours it took to plan and execute the event.
Kathy Pelz & Don Tonyan, Event Co-Chairs
Thomas Webb, President
Rotary Club of McHenry