Beware of Lakemoor, Illinois! I got a speeding ticket in Lakemoor on my way to the Woodstock show. Sucks!
Needless to say, I have been driving much slower since Saturday morning. It is so hard to drive the speed limit when everyone and their mother rides right up on your bumper. I almost feel like I gotta speed sometimes to avoid getting run over.
Anyway, the show was much more pleasant than my drive in. I brought out all of my baseball and football binders. I thought we had a nice crowd considering there were two other competing shows today.
The Woodstock show is a great little event, kinda old school. There are only about 20 tables. All the vendors and customers are as nice as can be. It is always a pleasant day at the Woodstock show. Curtis, the promoter, is the best! Unfortunately, the church that hosts the show is not so great. The new pastor is throwing us out, kicking us to the curb, evicted, ejected, tossed, expelled, given the boot!
Over the summer, a new pastor took over the St. John's Lutheran Church here among the cornfields in Woodstock. Curtis said he learned that as soon as the new pastor took over, a couple of old biddies from the congregation cornered Friar Tuck with a list of complaints. I'm picturing Aunt Bee and Clara from the Andy Griffith Show because Woodstock is about as close as you will ever get to Mayberry. So Aunt Bee told the pastor that we leave the room dirty... a criminal act if there ever was one. Yet neither Aunt Bee nor Clara presented any evidence of the crime. The new pastor did not bother to investigate. He did not ask Curtis for his side of the story. He simply could have asked Curtis to make sure there was no dirt on the floors after the show. Instead, the new pastor threw Curtis out on his ear, discarded, dumped, dropped.
Based on my observations, the old biddies told the pastor a lie. I have watched Curtis at the end of every show working hard to clean the place up. He leaves the room cleaner than it was when he arrived. What a shame. This show is the only one in McHenry County, Illinois. Most of those who attend live nearby and are not willing to travel to other shows. There is a definite need for a show in McHenry County and I hope Curtis can find a new venue.
Curtis has one last show lined up for the St. John's Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Show runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free admission. Come for the cards, stay for the good people.
Everyone is welcome, except Aunt Bee and Clara!