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April/May Events




Peoria Christian School’s 24th Annual Spring Auction is coming up soon! This year, the auction will be all online. Bidding begins on April 7th and will end with a vacation drawing, a meal to go option, and more on April 10th. All Christian education supporters are encouraged to get involved! To learn more & to participate in the auction, visit


Peoria Heights Congregational Church will be having a rummage sale from 8:30am-4pm on April 30th and from 8:30am-2pm on May 1st. Items will include clothing, toys, kitchen items, small appliances, books and much more! All proceeds from the sale will go towards the church’s food pantry. The church is located at 4906 N Prospect Rd in Peoria Heights. To find out more, call 309-685-7649.


Volunteers can help tidy up the city during the East Peoria Clean Sweep on May 1st. Clean Sweep is a cleanup effort along high-traffic areas of the city.  Individuals and organizations can participate. Volunteers will gather at the Festival Building, 2200 E. Washington St., at 8am for donuts and beverages. The Clean Sweep will occur from 8:30am until noon. The city will supply gloves, reflective safety vests and trash bags. To ensure an adequate supply of materials and food are available, groups that are participating should notify organizers in advance online at or by calling 309-698-5437.


Spread Truth Ministries is looking forward to hosting The Queens Market on May 8th at The Water Tower in Gridley. They will be bringing the excellence you expect in a market, but also some new experiences the whole family can enjoy. There will be a fantastic lineup of artisans and makers from all over the Midwest plus some fabulous food trucks! This is a market with a mission. All proceeds will go towards the eradication of FGM, which occurs in many rural tribes in Kenya. The market will run from 9am-3pm and the cost is $5 per person ages 15 and up. For more information, call 309-452-3213.


The Snyder Village 23rd Annual Golf Outing Benefit is coming up on June 18th! Join in for a fun day of golf and games in support of Snyder Village! All proceeds will go into the Resident In Need Fund which provides continued care for those who have exhausted their personal resources. The cost of $125 includes a round of golf, a cart, lunch and a gift bag. For more information and to register, call 309-366-4116 or visit


Mark your calendars for a Walk Celebration & Open House for the Pregnancy Resource Center on April 17th! Their goal this year is to raise $22,000. This is a family fun event celebrating the accomplishments of the walk participants including t-shirts, prizes, a coffee truck, breakfast, face painting, balloon art and more! Become a walker by registering and raising funds to help support the Pregnancy Resource Center! Find more information about the Walk by visiting




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