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Blog entry by trifern posted 09-30-2008 04:02 AM 1379 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Storm Front was donated to the McLean County Easter Seals to be auctioned at their annual fine art auction. I am pleased to announce it was auctioned for $275. The money raised at this event helps fund Timber Pointe Outdoor Center.

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center is the premier resource in the state of Illinois, providing specialized and inclusive camping and respite programming for individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families in a safe, accessible and beautiful environment. Owned and operated by Easter Seals, Peoria and Bloomington, IL.

Timber Pointe offers special needs and inclusive camp sessions for children and adults ages 6 and up. Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, arts & crafts, target sports, music, and horseback riding. It is an experience of outdoor life for kids whose health issues make these activities often seem impossible. It is a chance for campers to develop independence and confidence. There were six week long Easter Seals sessions this summer, including camps for adults with disabilities, youth/young adults with physical disabilities, youth/young adults with developmental disabilities, and youth with ADD/ADHD. In addition, they offer weekend respite camps during the school year.

I encourage others to donate their time, talent, and resources to the charity their choice.

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-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.



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#1 posted 09-30-2008 04:07 AM

Joe
Let me be the first to say congrats. Storm Front was definitely one of my favorites.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 09-30-2008 04:10 AM

Joe,

This is a great post. It’s nice to read about the positive things that takes place in folks lives. It sounds like a great cause to be a part of. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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#3 posted 09-30-2008 05:28 AM

Joe, congratulations! That’s pretty cool. You have every reason to be proud of this (as I’m sure many of us LJs are of you) and the worthy cause you’re helping out in the process.

I also agree with Dock…Storm Front is one of my favorites of your work.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 09-30-2008 05:38 AM

Nice going. I’m from Bloomington (Colfax) I grew up in McLean County so I know about Timber Point and still read The Pantagraph on-line every day.

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#5 posted 10-01-2008 02:03 AM

Well done Joe. Great result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-20-2008 06:02 AM

Bravo…what a great cause…as an educator I cant tell you how important outdoor experiences are for our kids…all kids…and the Timber Point sounds like a special place for special kids!!

Thanks for help making this a better world!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 10-23-2008 04:58 PM

Very commendable! I love your work and also your interest to donate to help others finance worthy projects. That gives me an idea to work on. I will look into donating a cane for auction to help fund a charity. Good job!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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