Each year along with many other councils we begin a process many are familiar with at the left. On the right we have the current year recipients. All the funds collected except for 10% remain in the local area and are given to organizations of each council's choice. The 10% is given by the State Council to the Special Olympics. See the "What's Next" link for this year's date, the schedule is published new each August.
Shown here left to right in the front row are Cathy Griffin of Central Illinois Riding Therapy, Lora Haas from SEAPCO, Clarinda Hodgson from Robein School District #85, Jill Thorton of East Peoria District #309 and Meri Tucker from Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome.
Back row l-r
Alex Tucker from Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome, Dennis Carrigan of SPEC, David Ferron of Children’s Home Assn. of Illinois, Jim Wygle the Council’s ID Chairman, Chris Erickson from Schramm Center and Rose Holcomb of East Peoria District #86