Monday, October 27, 2008

Endorsement, Interview and Campaign

I will take a moment to bask in the recent Daily Herald endorsement. ... long enough. It's back on the campaign trail.

For those of you who have not caught my interview on NCTV17 (or live outside their viewing area), you might want to watch it on line. (click here) Select Carl Schultz and press Go to start video.

It is the last week of the campaign. I could use whatever help you might be able to give. This includes passing literature in the neighborhoods, making phone calls, putting out signs, train stations, and more. If you can help, contact me at or call 630-336-4905.


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Monday, October 13, 2008

Danada Fall Festival A Success

It was a beautiful day for families to get out and enjoy the Danada Fall Festival. The official estimate was 12,000. (I think that it was higher than that. You do not have to go through turnstiles and the place was packed!) You can read about the event here and here.

There was a parade of horse breeds, jumping demonstrations, a musical horseback drill team, and much more. There were also other fun things to see and do, such as, take a hay ride, go up a climbing rope (a little scary if you don't like heights), see the live raptor (hawks, falcons, and owls) exhibit, painting pumpkins, etc.

Whether you like to watch the horse events or just want to do the other fun things at the festival, you should pencil the Danada Fall Festival in your calendar next year! It is traditionally held on the Sunday before Columbus Day.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Danada Fall Festival

Danada Equestrian Center in Danada Forest Preserve has a wonderful event for the family. The District will have its annual Danada Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. What will you see. To quote the District's post -

"Main-arena events will feature the Danada Equestrian Center's resident Percherons, American quarter horses and mustangs as well as the Danada volunteer musical horseback drill team. Numerous guest horses and riders will round out the day's performances.

Visitors can take a hayride through the autumn woods; watch as a farrier makes horseshoes; tour the Kentucky-style barn that once housed Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair; and learn about horse care, grooming, and tack. They can also visit the Danada House, the former home of Dan and Ada Rice, and view winners of the Friends of Danada Nature Art and Photo Show, a juried competition featuring local artists. Children can decorate paper hobbyhorses for a romp in the main arena, play in the straw pen, paint pumpkins or stop by the face-painting booth."

Admission and parking is free. There are affordable prices for some activities and food. Come and enjoy this wonderful experience.