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.
Shown here left to right in the front row are Lora Haas of SEAPCO, Meri Tucker & guest of Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome,
Jodi Scott of SPEC Peoria Diocese, Clarinda Hodgson from District 85, Brian Wipperman of the Children’s Home and Grand Knight Terry Faber. In the back row are Program Chairman Jim Wygle, Chris Erickson from the Schramm Center, Pat Kawcynski from SPEC, Jason Gambil from District 86, Jill Thornton from District 309 and Dan Ramos from the Children’s Home