Big doings locally Monday and Tuesday as Sister City representatives from Mexico’s Guadalupe and its state government, Zacatecas visit Woodstock, Carpentersville and Marengo.
President of Guadalupe Rafael Flores Mendoza and Zacatecas Governor Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes head a delegation that will land at O’Hare and then travel to the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn.
Monday, according to the schedule from Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager’s office, they will eat breakfast at Woodstock North High School with the Culinary Arts students and faculty doing the honors.
From 10-10:20 they will view a bus donated by Chuck and Helen Ruth and District 200 where photographs will be taken.
Mary Endres Middle School is the next stop. A tour and a stop at the dual language classrooms is on the schedule before heading off to the McHenry County Courthouse.
There, they will be too late to see the McHenry County Board members swore in and organize, but they will visit Sheriff Keith Nygren for an hour.
Centegra CEO Mike Eesley will provide lunch and show them around the hospital.
After freshening up at the Holiday Inn, a reception is being given by Seasons by Peg and Cobblestones on the Woodstock Square.
Dinner is being held at La Patite Creperi.
Breakfast Tuesday will be at Carpentersville’s La Alcancia Resturant.
Afterward, the group will travel to Chicago to meet with Federal Judge Manuel Barbarsa, who is Rockford-based.
A long lunch is scheduled at Nuevo Leon Restaurant.
After returning to the Crystal Lake hotel, the group will be hosted for drinks, socialization and dinner by Marengo’s Manny and Gina Figueroa.
Wednesday the group flies back to Mexico.
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