Mano a Mano International works in rural Bolivia building clinics, schools, roads, and irrigation projects, and provides airplanes for medical emergencies. Rich and Susan visited these projects on their recent trip to Bolivia. 95% of funds collected are spent on projects.
Rich Eyre served in the Peace Corps 49 years ago in Bolivia, and in 1968 he worked there with Joan Velasquez. She and her husband Segundo began Mano a Mano International in 1994 to assist rural Bolivians with health care, economic development, and education. For her work, Joan received the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service 2008 for continued work by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Summer Garden Walks
June & July Garden Conservancy's Open Days. A fantastic opportunity to visit splendid gardens in the northern and western suburbs. Click here for details.
July 7, 2017 9am - 4pm McHenry County College and U of I Master Gardeners Garden Walk, featuring gardens in Crystal Lake, the Demonstration Garden at MCC, and a larger garden in the countryside with koi ponds, vegetable gardens and so much more. Click here for more details.
July- last two weekends Midwest Pond & Koi Society Annual Garden & Pond Tour. Tour gardens with ponds in different suburbs of Chicago. Get insight into how koi ponds are built and maintained, and enjoy diverse garden settings. Click here for details.
This self-guided tour of artists's studios showcases local talent in Woodstock and McHenry County. Art such as pottery, painting, jewelry, mixed media, art glass, and photography will be on display and for sale. Sponsored by the Woodstock Professional & Business Women. Details here.