Celebrate Thanksgiving Day Near Gerstad Builders Communities

Thanksgiving Day Events Near McHenryWith Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, many of our homeowners are making their plans for enjoying the holiday with family and friends. In addition to gathering around the dining room table for a delicious meal, there are several local events that can help our residents give back and have fun.

The Second Annual Turkey Trot for Hospice benefitting JourneyCare Hospice and Palliative Services in memory of Carlene Siman will start at 8 a.m. at the McHenry High School East Campus. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes and enter a raffle drawing, and all proceeds will be donated towards the race’s cause.

In Crystal Lake, runners will have the opportunity to participate in the Thanksgiving Day 5k Run/Walk. Held at Lippold Park and hosted by the Hillstriders Running Club, participants are asked to bring monetary and/or non-perishable food donations for the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. The Running Depot will also be awarding special prizes to the first place male and female finishers.

Finally, if you’d rather just enjoy the day without burning off a few extra calories, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Chicago is always a family favorite! The parade will begin at 8 a.m. and will feature marching bands, honored guests, giant inflatable balloons, equestrian units, festive floats and staged performances. If you can’t make it into the city, you can also catch the live local broadcast on WGN 9 Chicago.

At Thanksgiving, we are especially reminded of all the blessings we have in our lives. Whether you’re a resident of our McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove or Richmond homes, we are thankful to have built a home that you and your family can enjoy celebrating in for many years to come.

If you’re not yet a member of the Gerstad Builders family, we invite you to stop by any of our communities of real estate in McHenry, Poplar Grove, Richmond or Williams Bay to learn more about our semi-custom homes priced starting from the $160,000s to low $200,000s.

From our homes to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!