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Happy Jack Designs was founded in 2004 and had a rip-roaring first year in business. Unfortunately, after that glorious first year, we were unable to sustain the enterprise we loved, and had to return to full time employment elsewhere. Seven years later and some changes to the business and we're back!

In our inaugural year we participated in several events around the Chicagoland area. Watch for us as we relaunch the fun!

Lake County Fair Queens' Pageant
July 26-July 31, 2005

The Lake County Fair will be held July 26 through July 31 and will draw more than 200,000 visitors. Each year, the Fair hosts three nights of pageants to choose a "Miss", "Jr. Miss" and "Little Miss" to reign over the festivities. The contestants will be competing for the honor to act as Fair hostesses - greeting visitors, distributing winning ribbons, and participating in demonstrations during Fair Week. Happy Jack Designs is happy to be donating a book basket to the prize package for one of the chosen Queens. The Lake County Fairgrounds is located on Route 45 and Route 120 in Grayslake, IL.

Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling
May 4-6, 2005, 2005

IACAC is a professional organization of high school/community college counselors and college admission officers who volunteer their time and service to provide vital guidance to students as they make the transition from high school to college. IACAC has a raffle and silent auction to support activities at their 2005 Annual Conference held in Arlington Heights, IL. Happy Jack Designs is happy to be providing a book basket for their raffle.

Prairieview ROCKS Week
April 25-29, 2005
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Prairieview School is participating in the National Turn-off Your TV Week with a week of fun and enlightening activities promoting literacy and the arts. Happy Jack Designs is proud to be attending "Read it Outloud" Night where students are invited to step up to the mic and read their favorite book or story they've written. Happy Jack will have book baskets, bookmarks, buttons and other fun goodies available for sale. Area libraries and other book sellers will also be there. Prairieview School is located at 103 E. Belvidere Road, Hainesville, IL.

MOMS Club of Grayslake
Charity Auction

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The MOMS Club of Grayslake - a non-profit organization comprised of at-home mothers and mothers who work part time - are conducting a silent auction on March 17, 2005. Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to The Mother's Trust Foundation of Lake County. The Mother's Trust Foundation is a not-for profit organization which supports existing social service providers by giving assistance to children when it cannot be obtained from these sources. Happy Jack is happy to be donating a children's book basket to this great cause.

Prairieview Family Dinner, Dance & Raffle
Thursday, March 12, 2005
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Prairieview School's annual Family Dance is scheduled for March 12, 2005. Included during the dance is an auction for great items from local businesses. Happy Jack is happy to be donating several book baskets to the raffle for our local school.

Prairieview Family Reading Night
Thursday, November 18, 2004
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Prairieview School's annual Family Reading Night is scheduled for November 18, 2004. Come out and meet Kevin Luthardt - author of Mine!, Peep!, Larabee, and Hats. Mr. Luthardt will be reading and signing books. Happy Jack Designs has donated a "Teachers' Favorite" basket full of Prairieview teachers' favorite books for the PTO to raffle off. Enter the raffle for your chance to win! Prairieview School is located at 103 E. Belvidere Road, Hainesville, IL.

One Stop Holiday Shop
Sunday, November 14, 2004
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Just in time for the holidays! Hate shopping at the mall during the holidays? Looking for a unique gift for that person who already has everything? Come to the "One Stop Holiday Shop." Located in Madrona Village, Round Lake, IL.

Prairieview Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 6, 2004
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Visit Prairieview School's second annual Holiday Bazaar. Prairieview School is located at 103 E. Belvidere Road, Hainesville, IL.

Grayslake Halloween Family Fall Festival
Saturday, October 30, 2004
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come on out for some fall family fun! Includes Festival market, hayrides, pumpkin decorating contest, scavenger hunt, costume contest and more! For more info visit Grayslake Farmers Market.

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