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Out & About March 2023

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Peoria Public Schools 8th Annual 365 Breakfast
January 12, 2023

The funds raised from the Breakfast go to Peoria Public Schools’ classroom grants for teachers, career and college programs, Adopt-A-School, Little Free Pantries and basic needs support. Woodruff High School alumnus Kouri Marshall, director of state and local public policy for the Chamber of Progress, was this year’s guest speaker.

365 Breakfast Committee members
Kouri Marshall, Dr. Jamel Wright and John Morris
Kouri Marshall, Dr. Jamel Wright and John Morris


CWTC’s Trivia Challenge Fundraiser
Par-A-Dice Hotel
January 20, 2023

Community Workshop and Training Center hosted its annual Trivia Challenge fundraiser for programs and services for adults with disabilities. Guests enjoyed food and drinks as WMBD’s Shelbey Roberts emceed the event.

CWTC Board member and sponsor Lindsey Birkel with her team
Lori Fitzgerald’s team was this year’s winner!

Heartland Festival Orchestra and ART Inc. Fundraiser
The Romain Arts & Culture Center
February 2, 2023

The Heartland Festival Orchestra and ART Inc. hosted a fundraiser and performance of the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet for students at ART Inc., Quest Charter Academy and the central Illinois chapter of The Links.

Ilmar Gavilàn, Melissa White, Felix Umansky and Jaime Amador
Dr. Rita Ali, Melissa White, David Commanday, Ilmar Gavilan, Jim Johnson and Nikki Romain

New Amazon Plant Ribbon cutting
North Pekin
February 9, 2023

Amazon Ribbon Cutting