Sadly, Operation Click has outgrown the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.
40,000 high school students from Harvard to Champaign were involved this year.
I so enjoyed the award ceremony two years ago when Cary-Grove High School’s Kate McNamee won.
Happily, the reason is that it has expanded so far beyond Crystal Lake to get a bigger venue with more publicity possibilities.
Above you see what may well me the best photograph you will ever see on McHenry County Blog.
That’s probably because it was taken by Graham Hill, sports photographer for the Chicago Slaughter, the arena football team that plays at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
Its taken of a winner at an Operation Click awards ceremony – Johnsburg High School’s Jeremy Cable.
He won a won a Chevrolet HHR donated by Gary Lang Auto Group.
Other car contributors are
Crystal Lake Pontiac/GMC (Crystal Lake Chapter)
Libertyville Chevrolet (Wauconda Chapter)
Marquardt Pontiac/Buick/GMC in Barrington (Barrington Chapter).
Worden-Martin Pontiac/Buick/GMC in Champaign is donating two cars (Champaign Chapter in memory of Caleb M. Roche and the Champaign County Chapter).
Black Diamond Plumbing and Electrical (Woodstock Chapter).
My thanks to Crystal Lake Police Officer Sean McGrath for providing the photo and the information. McGrath is seen above on a YouTube presentation of the program produced by Dobbe Marketing and Afterglow Creative Services.
More articles on Operation Click coming up.