Northern Illinois Bahá'ís

Northern Illinois Bahá'ís

Uniting Northern Illinois & Chicagoland

DuPage County Fair July 22 - 27, 2015


Northern Illinois USA Glen Ellyn, IL


To: Our Beloved Co-workers:

"Now is not the moment for any soul to linger upon the bank - let all lend themselves to the onward surge." Universal House of Justice Ridvan 2015

Your assistance is requested in proclaiming the name of Baha'u'llah to tens of thousands of visitors at the 2015 DuPage County Fair. Please, consult within your community to raise at least one team of two to four Baha'is who will accept the challenge of greeting our visitors at the Baha'i booth. While everyone is welcome to participate, you are encouraged to form a team that reflects the diversity of our community. Speakers of any language could be especially useful to greet international visitors.

Staff is needed in the booth from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 to Saturday, July 25 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. While any offer of assistance would be welcome, we have usually found it convenient to schedule three teams a day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Please, respond to this message as soon as possible, so, your team can be scheduled for a time that is convenient for you.

The Wheaton community has paid the fee for the booth and is willing to provide admission tickets for those who may need assistance to participate. On Wednesday through Friday, those 62 years and older will be admitted free until 3 p.m. Before July 22, half price admission tickets may be purchased at select Walgreen pharmacies.

By early June, we hope to order materials. By placing a large order, a discount may be available to increase our order and shipping costs are less than for multiple small orders. After the Fair, remaining material will be made available for use in the festival of the Theosophical Society and at other proclamation and teaching opportunities in Northern Illinois.

Please, respond to this message if your community is able contribute to this purchase. Checks may be mailed to:

Baha'is of Wheaton
P.O. Box 782
Wheaton, IL 60187-0782

The fairgrounds are located at 2015 Manchester Rd. in Wheaton. Parking at the fairgrounds is free.
The fair website is:

If you have any questions or comments, you may email or leave a voicemail at 630-384-9508.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers.

Wheaton Baha'i Community