Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rain or Shine, Just Plain Folks Makes Music on Thursday

The Weather Man on TV now says the heavy rains may be headed our way this Thursday evening.  That’s when Just Plain Folks—Songs About Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things is scheduled at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry, 5603 Bull Valley Road.
“We planned a mini-music festival on the lawn,” said Patrick Murfin, spokesperson for the church’s Social Justice Committee which is presenting the program, “But we are keeping a close eye on the weather.  In case of rain, or threat of rain, the show will go on as scheduled in the church.  This is a chance for people to visit our beautiful new home in the former Haystacks Manor Restaurant Building.”
The program will feature the return of Memphis based bluesman and master guitarist Andrew Cohen who appeared in well received concert at the church in April.  Also appearing will be longtime Chicago-based folk musician Norman “Mad Dwag” Siegel and McHenry County’s own The Siblings with Cheryl Niemo, Harold Rail, Dave Dreyer, and Andy Andrick.

The performance will benefit Compassion for Campers, a project coordinated by the Social Justice Committee, which provides much-needed assistance for homeless PADS clients who have to camp out or live in their cars from May through September while the church-based rotating shelters are closed. Items such as mosquito repellent, sun screen, camping gear, non-perishable foods, and sanitary supplies are collected and distributed to campers who live in conditions rivaling any Third World squalor. Family style lunch cookouts are also provided to the community every Monday at the PADS office at 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road.

A $10 donation is requested for admission. Donations of supplies will also be gathered. A complete list of requested items is available on request.
There is plenty of on-site free parking.
For more information, contact Patrick Murfin at pmurfin@sbcglobal.net or 815 814-5645, or visit www.uucofwoodstock.org .

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