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Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Mega Rummage Sale - 2 Days (Mon. May 2, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

West Side Church of the Nazarene
788 N. Sunnyside Road
Decatur, IL 62522

The youth of West Side Church of the Nazarene will host a community-wide rummage sale to help fund their trip to a regional Nazarene youth event.  The teen's will charge $5 for all you can pack into a 13-gallon-bag.  Anyone interested in holding their own private sale on the church property is invited to reserve a FREE spot. The church is in a highly visible location on US 36 at the west edge of Decatur. Tables are available to rent for $5 per table, while supplies last.  To reserve a spot for your sale, call or text Rachel @ 217/720-0648, or leave a message at the church @ 217/428-9400. Sale to be held rain or shine April 29 and 30. 

Annual Church Garage Sale (Fri. May 6, 2016 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Church Garage Sale
2818 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604

Selling furniture, appliances, household items, toys, clothing, jewelry, etc. to support mission projects.



Friday, May 6th 8:00-2:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 7th 8:00-Noon. half price and Noon-2:00 P.M. bag sale

Annual Church Garage Sale (Sat. May 7, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Church Garage Sale
2818 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604

Selling furniture, appliances, household items, toys, clothing, jewelry, etc. to support mission projects.



Friday, May 6th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 7th 8:00 A.M.-12 P.M. half price and 12 P.M.-2:00 P.M. bag sale

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" (Sat. May 7, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Pekin First Nazarene
3514 E. Broadway Rd.
Pekin, IL 61554

This is a vendor fair for our overdose and addiction awareness group, Fight the Fight.


We are currently raising funds to go toward resources such as: an insurance policy to protect against any injuries that may occur during our 1st annual awareness walk (being held on August 7th, 2016 in Pekin), pre-ordering of T-shirts, car decals, bracelets, etc to spread the word and raise awareness against the deadly epidemic that we are currently fighting. 


There are currently 20 vendors including Scenty, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Posh, Advocare, Tastefully Simple, Lauren Yoder's Books and Photography and many more.

Italian Feast Fundraiser (Sat. May 7, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Eureka Bible Church
1452 Church Rd.
Eureka, IL 61530

The Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County is holding its 9th Annual Italian Feast Fundraiser sponsored by Michael's Italian Restaurant. Eat in and carry out is available. The event will include silent auction and raffle items from businesses in the Peoria surrounding areas. Check out ADDWC on Facebook to see the large list of items available at this event. All proceeds will go towards the renovation of a group home in Eureka.

Christ Our Savior Spuds & Splits (Sat. May 7, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Spuds & Splits
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61921

Get a baked potato with the works and a banana split.  


Tickets cost:

$7.00 for adults

$4.00 for children under 10

($9.00 and $5.00 at the door).  


Purchase tickets by calling the number listed above or from any church member.

Judson University Prayer Breakfast (Wed. May 11, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Judson University, Lindner Fitness Center
1151 N State St.
Elgin, IL 60123

This spring, hundreds of community service and business leaders will gather for Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast. This year’s theme, “See: Hope,” will be used throughout the morning to remember the importance of seeing hope as we pray for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. 

Run for Life (Sat. May 14, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Donovan Park
5805 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

The Run for Life is a fundraiser for the Women's Care Center. It is either a 5k run or a 1 mile walk.


A tshirt will be provided. The cost is $20.00 per person. All proceeds will go directly to the Women's Care Center.


Registration is on our website, and online payment is required.


This event is coordinated through Shazam Racing and hosted by Peoria Notre Dame Teens for Life. It was founded by two Peoria Notre Dame seniors. This is such an important cause, because abortion is a serious issue in today's society, and the Women's Care Center does many things to help pregnant women considering abortion. They provide free ultrasounds, pregnancy testing, counseling, and everything the baby needs. They receive no profit from this, so they are in need of donations to keep them going!


Please come out and support the Women's Care Center!

Family Furenzy (Sat. May 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

First Nazarene Church
3514 Broadway St.
Pekin, IL 61554

TLC Fosters, a non-profit rescue, is holding its 2nd annual Family Furenzy.


Stop by and put the fun back into fundraising and enjoy everything we will be offering... Games, food, music, vendors, auctions, face painting, adoptions and even characters for the kids (Batman and Star Wars)! Hope to see you there.


Admission is free.



Alaska Missions Team Family Fun Run/Walk 5K (Sat. May 21, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Lake Lou Yaeger
Picnic Area #3
Litchfield, IL

The Alaska Missions Team will be hosting a Family Fun Run/Walk at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, IL., Picnic Area #3.


The registration fee is $20.00 per person over 5 years of age. All registration forms must be submitted by April 22nd to be guaranteed a T-Shirt.


There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the best Family theme costumes. Proceeds go towards the Alaska Missions Team from First Baptist Church of Litchfield. Flyers can also be picked up at First Baptist Church of Litchfield or for more information you reach us by phone using the number listed above.

5K to Raise 5K (Sat. May 21, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

First Christian Church
100 N Jackson St
Clinton, IL 61727

Clinton’s First Christian Church’s 5th Annual 5k to Raise 5k will be held on May 21, 2016.


The cost is $20 for participants 12 & under and $25 (after May 1st) for all others. Medals are awarded to top three in the seven male and female categories, as well as overall Male and Female 1st Place finishers. T-shirts guaranteed for the first 125 registrants.


Participants can register in the First Christian Church office or online at (keywords “5k to raise 5k 2016”). There will be Race Day registration. Walkers are welcomed, and a special prize for the participant with the best Lincoln costume! 


The 5k course is new this year with small hills and combines road, trail and grass surfaces. The course follows the majority of Clinton’s Looking for Lincoln Story Trail and ends in historic downtown Clinton on Mr. Lincoln’s Square. Walkers and casual runners can read the historical markers along the course and make rubbings of the markers’ unique medallions. Participants will pass through Woodlawn Cemetery’s Civil War plots and memorial, see a barn quilt at the 4H fairgrounds, cross the covered bridge and pass by the DeWitt County Museum.


The goal is to provide an enriching wellness event embracing Clinton’s Lincoln era history as well as raising funds for the annual youth mission trips sponsored by First Christian Church. High school students will journey to New England and junior high students will support efforts in Wisconsin.


Interested participants and volunteers can learn more by visiting the 5k Facebook page @FCC5k.

Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (Mon. May 30, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Glen Oak Park
Perry St.
Peoria, IL 61611

The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing 2nd Annual Springdale Salute 5K Run/1 Mile Walk will be held this Memorial Day. The run will start in lower Glen Oak Park and go through Springdale Cemetery. $100.00 cash prize will be given to the MOST PATRIOTIC COSTUME and awards for age groups. Patriotic sunglasses will be given to the first 100 registered.   Proceeds from the run/walk will be used for Veterans home repairs in the Tri-County area. To register or for more information, use the website and phone number listed above.

Drive Out Domestic Violence & Homelessness Golf Outing & Dinner (Mon. Jun 6, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Info:

Crestwicke Country Club
15671 E 910 North Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61701

The Golf Outing & Dinner's proceeds from the event will benefit the Neville House Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter and Mayors Manor Permanent Supportive Housing.  Create your own foursome or sign up as an individual.  Play will be a 4 person scramble.  


Foursome is $500 and includes a box lunch, 18 holes of golf, golf cart and dinner. Dinner is only $65. For additional information or to register visit our website or call by using the information provided above.

Eureka Race with your Heart (Sat. Jun 11, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Eureka Lake Pavillian
Lake Road
Eureka, IL 61530

4 mile or 10 K run at 7:30 A.M.

2 mile walk starting at 8:45 A.M. 

$25 if registered by May 11th or $30 if registered after May 11th

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk (Sun. Aug 7, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk
Pekin Lagoon
Pekin, IL 61554

"Fight the Fight against Addiction...helping to save one life at a time"


We are an addiction awareness group started in Pekin, IL. Our goals are to spread awareness, raise money for a local addiction recovery group and help addicts and loved ones of addicts gain resources to fight this deadly epidemic. We don't want to lose one more loved one to addiction.  


The cost is free.  But T-shirts are being sold prior to the walk on the facebook page, and donations are accepted.