Love Rising: A Gluten-Free Celebration and Adoption Fundraiser

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Love Rising Fundraiser

Little Lake County is joining forces with Dalton’s Cakes in Grayslake, and other local purveyors of gluten-free items, and businesses concerned about your health to help bring two young sisters home to their forever family.

Love Rising: A Gluten-Free Celebration and Adoption Fundraiser
Sunday, January 25, 2015 ~ 2:00-4:00pm
Dalton’s Cakes
970 Harris Road #2A, Grayslake
located in the Shops of Station Square at Prairie Crossing off of Route 137 across from the Prairie Crossing Metra Station

Advance Tickets are $10 each plus service charges
Proceeds from this benefit will be donated to the Worth Family Adoption Fund

Little Lake County is proud to have the talented Hyacynth Worth as part of our Editorial Staff.  Hyacynth and her family are pursuing the adoption of two sisters (ages 3 and 13) from Eastern Europe.  Our goal is to help The Worth Family fund their adoption process, which can be lengthy, at times frustrating, and expensive.

According to UNICEF, in 2008, in Central and Eastern Europe some 1.3 million children lived in public care; just under half of these lived in large-scale residential care facilities or boarding schools. In the Middle East and Africa, over 300,000 children are estimated to live in residential care. These numbers may be significantly underestimated.

As a nod to Hyacynth’s own gluten-free lifestyle, we invite our gluten-free audience to connect with some wonderful local purveyors who offer the products that address their dietary needs.  Nuthin’ says lovin’ like goodies from the oven!

We will feature not only gluten-free treats and baked goods, but other prepared items such as snacks, preserves, baking mixes, and more!  Items may be purchased in our bake walk or won in our raffle with all proceeds benefiting The Worth Family. Purchase a bakery box for $20 and fill it with gluten-free items donated by our generous local sponsors.

This is truly a family affair! Other event features include:

  • Live Music provided by Mike Pollitt
  • Children’s activities provided by Busy Brains Children’s Museum
Photo Credit: C3 Photography
  • Chair Massage and Pre-Natal Massage Demonstrations from Center for Wellness
  • Beverages from the soda fountain, coffee, tea, milk, or bottled water included
  • All ticketholders will be entered into a raffle for prizes from our generous sponsors. Additional raffle entries may be purchased – $5 for 8 tickets.
  • Bake Walk – guests may purchase a bakery box for $20 to fill with gluten-free items
  • A limited menu of Gluten-Free items will be available for purchase from Daltons Cakes

We are also giving you the opportunity to connect with local businesses concerned with your well-being.  Learn how to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet with Juice Plus + AND find out how kids can get it for FREE.  Grow good health indoors at home and have healthy, nutritious, fresh produce all year long with Tower Garden. Meet with the wellness providers of the Center for Wellness in Mundelein and learn more about their chiropractic, mental health, massage, and nutritional services.

Finally, you will meet organizations seeking to help orphaned children globally and those seeking to assist local children in need.  Find out ways you can open your heart and your home to children in crisis that don’t necessarily involve adoption.

Nothing is impossible for pure love. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Bring your family for this celebration of love!  The gluten-free goodness is the icing on top.

Tickets are $10 each plus Eventbrite service fees and must be purchased in advance.  A majority of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Worth Family Adoption Fund.  Children under age 2 are FREE.  Please purchase tickets for all guests in attendance aged 2 and over.

Music Provided By: Mike Pollitt Productions / email: mikeslessonsnow[at]gmail[dot]com

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Meet Hyacynth


Hyacynth Worth is the Managing Editor and Green Lifestyles Editor for Little Lake County.  We are proud to have on staff not only a talented writer; but, a respected individual in the natural parenting community through her pioneering efforts with the Babywearing International Chicagoland Chapter and her monthly sustainable living column, “Homesteading with Hyacynth.”  She is a dear friend to those privileged to know her, and a dedicated wife and mother.

Hyacynth and her family have been touched by the needs of children who have lost their families.  They have been inspired to grow their family through adoption. Hyacynth blogs about her personal adoption journey on her own blog, Undercover Mother.

Adoption is born out of brokenness. Our family has been inspired by God’s love to love children who do not have families; our hearts are broken for children who do not have the love and safety of a family. As we seek to bring two sisters into our family, we are thankful for the support of our community, friends and family. Adoption is a way to bind up the brokenness and make beauty out of the very broken. Thank you sincerely for being part of our effort to love children who desire the love of a family. ~ Hyacynth Worth

Please note: While some of our donors may utilize gluten-free ingredients, their facilities may have traces of gluten on the cooking areas unless specifically expressed otherwise. Little Lake County does NOT certify the gluten-free nature of this event or items served or purchased at this event.   All guarantees and certifications are made by the manufacturers or purveyors of each particular item.  Individuals with Celiac Disease or with anaphylactic reactions to gluten should be aware and take all necessary precautions. 

Disclosure: In appreciation for their generosity, promotional consideration is given to all businesses who donated their time, services, and products in support of this event.

About Loralie 133 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.


  1. I’m happy to see SpoonFool Bakery!!! I absolutely love her baked goods! Have ordered for many many birthdays and other events and everyone always is so impressed my the look and taste! Amazing baker!

    • Hi Rachel, Holcomb Hollow products and Surf Sweet Organic Gummy Candy, which are available for purchase in our Bake Walk are both dairy-free. Simple Mills baking mixes are offering gift baskets in our raffle and their products are also dairy-free. We are adding additional sponsors almost daily so keep checking back – thanks!

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