Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bum Weather Hampers Area Fall Events
The earliest was Huntley's annual Coach Tomaso run to benefit McHenry County's Shop with a cop program. Only about thirty entrants appeared at Tomaso Sports Park for the 5K walk/run, most sporting sweatsuits, watchcaps and even some mittens against the 40-degree early morning weather.
Huntley's final Farmers' Market of the year on Coral Street also got off to a teeth-chattering start. Then the wind wind picked up lending exhibitors' tents a resemblance to a nervous flock of momentarily-grounded pterodactyls. When it began to rain, though, sellers discovered they'd forgotten bring along enough stoicism and the market shut down about two hours early.
Exhibitors at Algonquin's Old Time Country Harvest Celebration in Cornish Park decided to tough out the rain. Not too many residents were as determined, though. The Algonquin Historic Commission canceled its Walking Tour of the Old Town area, itself a sub for the group's customary Cemetery Walk. The children's Costume Parade was a rainout, too.
The final EAA 790 Young Eagles free small aircraft flights for young people at Lake in the Hills Airport was another weather casualty. Despite a short period of partial clearing, the cloud ceiling stayed too low for safe flying said a volunteer.
In the pic: A bundled-up Wayne Workowski of Wayne's Home Grown Fruits & Vegetables purveyed some Harvard preserves at Huntley's final Farmer's Market Saturday.