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Arlington Heights Group’s Thanksgiving Storytelling Fest: The 1982 Tylenol Murders

A suburban woman whose father, uncle and aunt were victims of the 1982 Tylenol murders will be the star guest at a Thanksgiving storytelling event on Friday.

The Microfinance Alliance Africa Projects Foundation, based in Arlington Heights, will host “Thanksgiving Storytelling Fest 2022” at the Campus Life Center, 150 S. Lageschulte St. in Barrington.

The event will feature storyteller and singer Wayne Messmer, recently retired award-winning Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable, former Daily Herald reporter and director of communications for School District 211 Erin Holmes, Daily Herald correspondent , Eileen Daday and Kaisa Janus, whose father and relatives were among the seven victims of the Tylenol murders in 1982.

The program runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

Microfinance Alliance Africa Projects Foundation is an Arlington Heights-based group of volunteers working to help mothers and babies through clinics in rural Uganda. For more information or to register for the event, visit