A ‘Funky’ Great Time

As the crowd filtered into Lancaster Gymnasium at Dixon High School last Sunday, Funky Munky wrestlers prepared for their matches and mingled with their audience.  Throughout the two hour event, the wrestlers, a group of local guys with big hearts for persons with disabilities, entertained the crowd with their athletic moves and acrobatic feats.  “Wrestling for a Cause” was sponsored by the: Dixon Police Association, the MYO Store in Rockford, Pinney Printing, Culligan of Dixon. Special thanks to the Dixon High School Athletics Department, Booster Club, Wal-mart Distribution Center in Sterling and all the volunteers that helped with the event.  Proceeds will benefit the “Meaningful Day” program of Kreider Services.

 

Special Olympics Basketball

Snow falling didn’t deter the annual Special Olympics basketball tournament in Byron, with two teams from Kreider Services participating. Both teams played well, with the Bull Dogs/Orange team placing third while the Bull Dogs/Yellow Team took home first place in their division. Congratulations to both teams! The state finals for Special Olympics will take place in mid-March in central Illinois.

 

Annual Support of Kreider Services

The annual Holiday Appeal for Kreider Services is nearly over, and as usual the public has responded with a generous amount of gifts.  With only a few weeks left, more than $28,000 has been raised in donations.  “Thanks to everyone who made that care investment in the programs and services we provide,” states Jeff Stauter, president/CEO of Kreider Services. It’s not too late to make a donation to the Holiday Appeal; visit Kreider’s donation page.

A Place to Flourish for Children

In development for the past two years, the pediatric developmental center - a centralized service facility for children with behavioral, developmental, social and emotional needs - will soon become a reality. The center now has a name – Florissa. Derived from the term flourish, Florissa is a place, as the tag line states, "Where Children and Families Flourish." The new center will be located in the former U.S. Bank in downtown Dixon. The Autism and Early Intervention programs of Kreider Services will be located in the new center. Additionally, we will be collaborating with Dr. Pratip Nag of KSB Hospital and staff of Sinnissippi Centers to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment. Florissa will open in March.

 

Business After Business, February 12th

On Thursday, February 12th, Kreider Services will co-sponsor the February “Business After Business” of the Dixon Chamber of Commerce at the Post House Ballroom from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  The Post House Ballroom, Lee County Council on Aging, Creative Cuisine, Dixon Main Street, Walmart Supercenter of Dixon, The Arc of Lee County, are also hosting BAB.  

Progress with Meaning

The Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report of Kreider Services has been released and is now available via our web site. The report, titled “Progress with Meaning”, looks at the agency’s accomplishments during the most recently completed fiscal year. 

Upcoming Calendar of Events

February 16 – Kreider Services, closed                      
March – National Disabilities Awareness Month                                    
March 3 – The Arc of Lee County night at Culver’s of Dixon
March 15 – Deadline for college scholarship applications to the Arc of Lee County
April 29 – Autism Speaker, Dixon Elks

 
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