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Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops (Thu. Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Contact Info:

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Bob Evans, 3050 Stevenson Dr., Springfield, IL
WCIC, 309.692.9242
wcic@wcicfm.org
http://wcicfm.org/outfits-for-orphans

Cat from "Scott & Cat in the Afternoon" will be leading a team of WCIC listeners to China in September. They'll be serving at Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center for orphans with special needs.

 

If you're not going on the trip, there's still a special way you can get involved!

 

Each team member will take an extra suitcase filled with much-needed clothing for the kids... including sleepers, pajamas, and play-wear.

 

You can drop off a new item of clothing (no used clothes, please) at the WCIC studios on Baring Trace in Peoria or at one of the "Outfits for Orphans Suitcase Stops" between 3:30 and 5:30pm:

  • Saturday, June 28th at Summer Splash on the Rock Falls Riverfront*
  • Thursday, July 17th at Bremer's Jewelry (105 Krispy Kreme Dr.) in Bloomington
  • Thursday, July 24th at Avanti's (3610 Kelly Ave.) in Pekin
  • Thursday, July 31st at Bob Evans (3050 Stevenson Dr.) in Springfield

*This suitcase stop extends from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Sizes needed range from newborn to 3T.

 

And if shopping isn’t your thing, no worries. WCIC is also collecting donations to pay for the baggage fees. (The fees are $100/suitcase.)

2014 Run for Life (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

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Bradley Park, 1314 Park Road, Peoria, IL 61650
309.698.9736
https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8249

5K Run & 5K non-competitive Walk

Race starts at 7:30 a.m. (check-in 6:30-7:10 a.m.) Race day registration and packet pickup will take place beside the pavilion near the tennis courts.

 

Children (12 and under): $12, $15 after July 31

Adults (13 and over): $15, $20 after June 30, $25 after July 31

Registration before July 27 will result in a short-sleeve t-shirt.

Participants may elect to obtain sponsors in lieu of paying entry fee.  Those who do will receive incentive awards by way of Run for Life short-sleeve t-shirt for $20 collected pledges or $10 gift certificates for every $50 in collected pledges.

 

Age groups will be split by male & female: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70+

 

Registration can be completed online or by mailing forms to:

Run For Life c/o WPEO, PO Box 1 Peoria, IL 61650

 

Overall male and female winners will receive $50 gift certificate to Running Central. Top 3 finishers in all age categories will each receive an award.  

 

Questions? Give WPEO Christian Talk Radio AM1020 a call at the number listed above!

POWERLIGHT ABE LINCOLN CAR SHOW SPECTACULAR (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

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Knights Action Park, 1700 Recreation Dr., Springfield, IL
217.416.5042
powerlightkissfm@yahoo.com

Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show is a huge outreach to the community!

 

Along with the car show, several special features include an air evac helicopter fly over and landing, hot air balloon demo, NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier #51 Brandts show car, LRS Nitro car, monster trucks, replica movie and TV show cars including The Horse "Glory" which Daniel Day Lewis rode in the academy award winning movie, "Lincoln" (subject to schedule change if Horse is needed for filming), Illinois top squad car contest, Christian Bikers Club, Sangamon County K-9 demo, and more!

 

All makes and models are welcome! Car show entry is $15 (display only is $10). Entry time is 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon, judging from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m., trophies at 4:00 p.m.

 

Also, this is rain or shine!

 

Benefits support the Powerlight Christian music fest at the Illinois State Fair on August 17th.

Community Baby Shower Brunch (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 8:00 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Storey Shelter #2
033 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL
Pat: 309.375.6816

Knox Country Right to Life is holding its 11th Annual Community Baby Shower Brunch!

This shower is being held for Galesburg's Women's Pregnancy Center and The Women's Choice Center of Bettendorf, Iowa.  

 

We will be honoring the centers' volunteers!

Come and enjoy a brunch with us!

 

All baby and maternity items are needed. Gently used items are welcome.  Monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  If you are unable to attend and wish to attend and wish to donate or have any questions call Pat Regnier.

Martial Arts for St. Jude (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

St. Paul Baptist Church
114 W Forrest Hill Ave
Peoria, IL 61604
309.550.1736
http://peoriakungfu.com/

This Kung Fu exhibition is a fundraiser for St. Jude, hosted by USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Sifu Dexter Parker and Sifu Ed Parker, featuring several Peoria-area Kung Fu schools, including Master Kim Aldus, Grand Master Steve Aldus, and Master Vera Harrison.

 

Admission is $7 at the door, and all money raised goes directly to St. Jude.

St. Jude Telethon (Sat. Aug 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

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Central Catholic High School, 1201 Airport Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704
309.533.7417
http://www.stjude.com

37th Annual St. Jude Telethon!

  • Avanti's dinner 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction (last year we had a signed Blackhawks hockey stick).
  • Dinner prices: Adults $7, kids 3-10 $3 and kids 0-2 free.

 

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital was founded by the late Danny Thomas in Memphis in 1962. No family is charged for life-saving treatment. It takes over $1.9 million dollars daily to run St. Jude's. Won't you be a Hero?

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 3, 2014 5:00 pm)

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center 2014 Fundraiser (Fri. Aug 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

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Liberty United Love Ministries, 1211 S. Blaine St Peoria, IL 61605
309.495.9095
lulmchurch@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/libertyunitedloveministries

Liberty United Love Ministries Helping Hand Resource Center will be having its first ever fundraiser. Liberty will be opening a resource center here in the heart of Peoria's 61605 zip code. We will provide services to the entire tri-county area. Helping low income families by providing educational and job placement programs.

 

Liberty will also provide youth programs, as well as, social programs. In the 61605 zip code, the average earned income for a family of four is $16,469.00, This is over $8,000.00 under the nations poverty level. Three out of ten homes in 61605 are abandoned.

 

We need your help. We are funded only through the community we receive no federal or state grant money. We depend solely on you. Come help us kick off our first ever fundraiser. Dinner/Silent Auction. Music and speakers. Tickets $30.00 or mail donations to Liberty United Love Ministries.

Blessing Day Free Garage Sale (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Days of Grace Fellowship
273 E Queenwood
Morton, IL 61550
309.263.7899

Blessing Day is a garage sale, but everything is free! 

This is Days of Grace Fellowship's thirteenth year blessing people in the area with items that are used but in good clean working condition.  Items include clothes for adults and children, books, knick-knacks, pictures, kitchen items and possibly some appliances and furniture.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 10, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

DVI Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 16, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

David Vaughan Investments
5823 N. Forest Park Dr.
Peoria, IL 61616
Meg: 309.676.4604
megn@southsidemission.org
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9fbbi64e6a583df&llr=jj6cubfab

Join us for a beautiful Saturday hike at Forest Park Nature Center, and get this, too:

  • A chance to win an iPad Mini and Disney Passes
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Bouncies from Fun on the Run
  • A FABULOUS Silent Auction
  • A custom DVI Hike for Hunger T-shirt and Backpack
  • The great feeling of helping the poor!

Entry into the iPad Mini drawing will be available to attendees of the DVI Hike for Hunger at no additional charge. Must be present to win. Many will enter, only one will win.
 
Register for the hike online!
 
For more information, contact Meg at South Side Mission.  

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 24, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Soles of Blessings (Sun. Aug 31, 2014 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Pekin First Church of the Nazarene, 3514 Broadway Street, Pekin, IL. 61554
309.346.3053
office@pekinfirst.org

We Need Your Shoes!!

 

Revolution Youth Group at Pekin First Church of the Nazarene is having a Shoe Drive.  Please donate your new or used shoes you no longer have a need for to our Collection called Soles of Blessings.  The shoes will be collected and sent to other countries to Bless others with shoes that have none. 

 

While blessing others, the kids will be raising money to go to youth events.

 

We will be collecting now through August 31.  Please call us and we can schedule a pick up or they can be dropped off at the church.

Midwest Food Bank Golf Outing and Dinner Benefit (Tue. Sep 16, 2014 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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Weaver Ridge Country Club, 5100 N Weaverridge Blvd, Peoria, IL 61615
Jason Strahm, 309.339.0701 / Midwest Food Bank - Peoria, 309.691.5270
http://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/calendar-of-events/event/2014/09/16/golf-benefit?utm_source=MFB+-+Peoria+-+Email&utm_campaign=e43d924f11-MFB+Benefit+2014+Save+the+Date&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_276bdecbad-e43d924f11-416671565

Our 5th Annual Golf and Dinner Benefit is going to held at beautiful Weaver Ridge Country Club. Every year it is a blessing to enjoy the fall weather and friendship and benefit those in need! We are excited to share this event!

 

The day will be filled with fun treats and surprises - one of them Bremer Jewelry partnered with Midwest Food Bank to provide a $3,000 watch (man or woman) prize. Included with your registration will be a lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, a beautiful day of fun and golfing and to finish a delicious dinner will be held at the Weaver Ridge Club house. Some really great prizes will be available to win at a drawing after dinner.

 

Register online!

Walk for Vision (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Parkway Trail
1550 Washington Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
http://tinyurl.com/hlcwalk14

Can you envision a Sauk Valley with zero abortions?

Make this vision a reality at Hope Life Center’s upcoming WALK for VISION. The goal is to raise funds to save lives — the average cost of each life saved is $1,200. This is a family friendly 2 mile ‘walk at your own pace’ event with learning stations along the path. There will be snacks (and coffee).

 

Prizes

  • A WALK for VISION t-shirt for each walker in a 4-person team with a combined total of $1,200 or more. Or for any walker raising $300 or more.
  • A WALK for VISION sweatshirt for each walker raising $1,200 or more.
  • Special prizes for the most people recruited and the most funds raised.

 


Register by August 20th to be entered in the early registration prize drawing.

 

Head to the website to find out more information, register, create your personal webpage, and start getting sponsors!

Saint Joseph's Home Fall Festival (Sat. Sep 20, 2014 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Saint Joseph's Home
3306 S. Sixth Street Road
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217.529.5596
lacton@saintjosephshome.org
http://www.saintjosephshome.org/home

A celebration of fall on the lawn of the nursing home. 

 

The event will feature petting zoos, sales tents from local businesses, bounce houses, live musicians, food vendors, face painting, a pumpkin patch and more.

 

Admission is free! Welcome in fall with the residents of St. Joseph's Home and enjoy a day of fun on our lawn. 

17TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL WALK-AND-ROLL-A-THON (Sun. Sep 21, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Constitution Trail, Tipton Park North Shelter
2201 Stone Mountain Blvd
Bloomington, IL
309.452.9937
http://www.firstgiving.com/ISBA

Sponsored by the Central Illinois group of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association, the annual Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon is held to benefit those with spina bifida and to raise awareness about spina bifida.  

 

In addition, the Central Illinois event is designated the Memorial Walk, to honor Kaylin Rood, Shannon Kolodzieski, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Whitted of the local area who have died, as well as to celebrate and support the roughly 166,000 Americans who are living with spina bifida.

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon event will help the organization continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those in Central Illinois - and those who love them - through prevention, education, and advocacy.

 

 

The 17th Annual Memorial Walk-and-Roll-a-Thon will feature a 5K (3 mile walk), followed by a picnic lunch at the Tipton Park North Shelter. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to participate, but there is no minimum. 

 

Go online or call to register or become an event sponsor!

Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet (Thu. Sep 25, 2014 6:00 pm)

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Embassy Suites, 100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611
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309.673.3716
tci@teenchallengepeoria.org
http://www.teenchallengepeoria.org

The 15th annual Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Banquet is being held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Featured Speaker is Global Teen Challenge President Dr. Jerry Nance. Special Music Guests are the Peoria Pops Orchestra along with Soloist Jonna Harkness from Harvest Bible Chapel. Proceeds from the event go to further the work and ministry of Teen Challenge Peoria. For ticket information/pricing, please call the above number.

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind (Sat. Sep 27, 2014 7:00 am)

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Peoria RiverPlex, 600 NE Water Street Peoria, IL
309.925.3919
Walk4theMind@yahoo.com
http://www.marklinderwalkforthemind.org

The 12th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind 

 

Named for Mark Linder, a Peoria native who was in his twenties when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mark’s goal was to create a place where brain tumor survivors and those still fighting the battle could support one another. In 2003, Mark founded the Walk for the Mind to help raise money for brain tumor research in hopes of finding a cure. While Mark died in 2005, at age 31, the walk lives on and since then has raised more than $380,000 for brain tumor research. The Walk has grown from 150 participants in 2003, to 750 people last year.

 

Dr. Patrick Elwood, “the central Illinois father of neurosurgery,” was named to be the honorary chair at the 2014 Mark Linder Walk for the Mind.

 

Dr. Elwood, a Peoria native whose career has spanned more than 50 years, was the driving force in the developing and advancing neurological services in the Peoria area, including establishing the neurosurgery residency in Peoria. He’s a prominent neurosurgeon, scholar, mentor, and known by many patients as a lifesaver.

 

“Many will remember Dr. Elwood for having done the surgery on their friend or family member” said the Walk’s organizer, Peggy Flannigan, who noted Dr. Elwood likely has performed the most brain tumor surgeries than any other surgeon historically in the Peoria area. “Having Dr. Elwood as the honorary chair will have a personal meaning to a lot of people.”

 

To register for the Walk or for more information, visit the website!

 

This is the third year all net proceeds will be donated to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for brain cancer research. Last year’s Walk generated a record $50,000 for research.