We Are Back!

PUP events will begin again on Saturday, September 11th.

The event will be at Blue Ridge Community Farm.

Come out at 4PM to meet the Farm’s friendly animals.

A Potluck supper will be served at 5PM.

The Square Dance with, live caller, is at 6PM.

Join us for all the fun on Saturday, September 11th.

Detailed information will be provided by this website and email.

PUP Event: Valentine’s Dance

Daytona Night was a huge success. The January 10th event saw participants racing radio controlled cars on three separate tracks.

The February event is a Valentine Dance. Come out, enjoy the music, dancing and snacks.

Details are on the attached event flyer.

Add the 2020 events dates to your calendars, planners and phones. The events dates are located in the “Calendar Tab”. Don’t miss a single PUP event!

January Reporter: Happy New Years

Welcome  New Year 2020!  Take a moment to look at the dates shown on the “Calendar Tab”.

Add the dates to your calendar, planner or phone.  Don’t miss a single PUP Event this year!

Part of PUP’s mission is to provide helpful information pertaining to special needs individuals.

We will occasionally invite a guest editor.  Ryan LaCosse, the new Area Director for Best Buddies, is this month’s guest editor.

October Reporter

Thanks to all of you that came out to Blue Ridge Farm for our annual Square Dance and Potluck.  A huge crowd visited the Farm’s animals, ate loads of good food and square danced outside.

This month PUP will have a Halloween Party on October 11.  See the attached event flyer.

Join us for an evening of fun for dancing with the DJ, Scary Joe sandwiches and Trick or Treating.

Next month is the Craft and Vendor Sale.  Save the date: November 16 from 9 to 3.

September Reporter: August Carnival and Future Events

Thanks to all who attended the August Carnival event. There were many games and activities including face painting, a balloon man and fishing.

Some Super Heroes made a special appearance. Walking tacos and nachos were served.

Big news for the September event at Blue Ridge Farm. The date is SATURDAY, September 14th from 4 to 7 PM. Come out and visit the animals at 4 PM.

Save the Date: PUP Craft/Vendor Sale is Saturday, November 16. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there.

Food is available.

Reporter: Christmas Party

People with Unlimited Potential held their annual Christmas Party

on December 14 at Living Waters Church in Peoria, Illinois.

Cookies and snacks were served.  Santa also made a guest appearance.

Each person present had a picture taken with Santa.  Katie Fitch, music therapist, played her guitar and led singing Christmas songs and carols.

Join PUP next month on January 11 at 6 PM for a “Hip Hop Sock Hop”.

Mark your calendar today!  There is no charge for PUP Events.

Craft and Vendor Sale

Come on out to the PUP Craft and Vendor Sale on Saturday, November 17th.

Come on out and check a great variety of crafters and vendors. Do some shopping

for yourself and your family and support PUP. There are only 55 shopping days until Christmas!

Enjoy a light breakfast or have lunch.


Craft and Vendor Sale

News and Events

PUP celebrated the arrival of Fall by having a Potluck and Square Dance at Blue Ridge Farm, West of Chillicothe on September 14th.  One hundred eighty people joined us.  Grilled hot dogs were the main event along with lots of side dishes.

The evening was topped off with a lively Square Dance.

The next PUP event is a Halloween Party on on October 12th.  Scary slopy joes, monster donuts and drinks will be served.  Join us for music, Witches Brew and Trick or Treating.

Please bring a bag of your favorite treat to share.  Costumes are optional.

SAVE the DATE- Craft and Vendor Sale on November 17 from 9am to 3pm at Living Waters Church in Peoria.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Come on out and support individuals with special needs.

You Are Not Alone. Join Us.

Sometimes it feels like you’re going it alone when you have a family member with special needs. But it doesn’t have to be that way – at least not all the time. In fact, there are a number of opportunities in the central Illinois area to connect you with other families who share your challenges and joys.

Sometimes it’s helpful just to know your family member has a fun activity to allow him/her some experiences with peers and allow you that much needed down time. Sometimes, it’s helpful to do things together. During the next few weeks and months, we will share with you some of those opportunities – some for your family member, some for you, and some for both.

First, we want to extend an invitation to each of you to attend the monthly PUP social event – even if you haven’t participated in the past. Many parents and families are finding this to be a great time to connect with others. Events include activities like a day at Camp Big Sky, a Valentines dance, and a Christmas party with Santa. We usually meet at Living Waters Church on North Knoxville in Peoria, however, the location can change depending on the particular event. So, now would be a good time to be sure you are on the mailing list so you can plan to join us. Send your email address through the Contact Us form.

We would love to have you join us!