For the last several years we have hosted, planned and taken part in many local fundraising events and have decided it is time to kick it up a notch and fight to help make our home town a safer place for Springfield youth. So we have followed all the legal channels and fought through all the red tape and are now officially operating as a Not for Profit agency and are finally in a position to raise money to do the work that is so desperately needed to make Springfield a better and safer place to raise our children. We will continue to do as we always have, speaking at public venues, all ages events and bringing our mobile resource center to any and all events that we can afford to attend... But we want to do more. Our ultimate goal is to open a community safe haven for teens from all walks of life. I wasn't in town during the era of "The Asylum", but from what I understand, this is what I've been working towards all along. We need to get them off the streets, we need to encourage their individuality, they need to know that someone is out there for them. Right now here in Springfield the only place our battered and misplaced youth have to turn for help is the juvinile detention center. This is unacceptable. We loose too many kids to violence and suicide every day. It has to stop. And with your help, I know we can make a difference. So I hope you will join us as we take on the next phase of our mission... Saving our Children, by any means possible. All funds raised from this event will go towards what we are praying will be the purchase, or at least rental, of a place that our lost youth can call home.
Due to the great amount of interest in this event we are most likely going to have to choose who we are able to give space to. For more information and vendor application
Kids Karaoke was such a HUGE hit with the little ones at last year’s Black Friday Benefit that we just had to bring it back! CLICK HERE to see some of last years little karaoke stars! .
Kick off your shoes, grab the family, and get ready to rock it out old school style with an old fashioned Sock-Hop! And what would a Sock-Hop be with out a Twistin Contest? A Monster Twist that is!
Time to really get this party started with live music and entertainment! Featuring local artists and musicians. To be considered for booking please contact
Kelly at 217-720-2821
Games, Raffles and Prizes OH MY!
We have lots of ideas for game booths, competitions and contests and we have tons of great items to offer as prizes for games and wait till you see the things we have planned for auctions and raffles! Just to die for!!
Get the kids dressed up and bring the family out for safe trick or treating with our vendors along with safe trick or treating advice from our local police department and prizes for best costumes in several categories!
How about some keeping it real while keeping it cool for the kids! Nothing like disguising education as fun! A little self defense, stranger danger awareness, “the underwear rule”, asking for help, 911 education and some safe trick or treating tips that every child needs to know!
Set up Time for the 12-4 vendors will begin at 11am and set up for the 5-9 vendors will begin at 4. Spaces will be assigned. I have absolutely no problem with early tear downs. All other vendor information can be found by clicking on the green floating ghost on the left side of the page.
So we really haven’t made a final decision on this one yet. I would really like to do a “local celebrity” fear factor, maybe talk some local news or radio personalities into a little fun for a good cause; Ray Lytle? Gus Gordon? Leslie “Fox”? Amie Meneghetti? … Yes I went there! Or if there is enough interest, to help raise money we could charge a small entry fee and do a family fear factor, your choice!
Raw Egg Roulette
It’s crazy, it’s messy and if you’re worried about it being wasteful I’ll have some volunteers make the world’s biggest bowl of egg salad when we are done! Best of all we can go hardcore Kids vs. Adults in an elimination by egging, championship tournament! First side to have all it’s contestants egged are declared losers and the winners will be crowned this years champions and will have to defend that title next year!