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The 9th Annual Wine and Whiskey Walk is once again back. Tickets are $40 and are on sale now. We're also seeking volunteers to help with this fun event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 16th from 1-6 pm at the Junction City Shopping Center and all proceeds benefit the Peoria Public Schools Foundation. You won't want to miss it!

 

What is the annual Wine and Whiskey Walk?

The Wine and Whiskey Walk is a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon and raise money for public education. With over 30 samplings of different wines and whiskeys available, participants are encouraged to spend the day at Junction City exploring the shops, having tasty treats, and enjoying live entertainment. Souvenir wine tasting glass, raffle and door prize giveaways and free swag bags from Junction City are just some of the extra perks you receive for attending. This event is brought to you by Junction City Shopping Center, Born2Events and the Peoria Public Schools Foundation.

 

How can you help?

Volunteers are needed at the tasting tables to pour drink samples and to setup/cleanup. Click the button below to sign up for a shift. We'd also love for you to participate in the event as well. Click below to purchase a ticket today!

 

Buy a Ticket HERE

Sign Up to Volunteer HERE 

 


 

PPS Foundation's Calendar of Events for the 2021-2022 School Year:

  • Sunday, August 1, 2021 — CFCI & PPS Foundation Classroom Grant Applications Available
  • Friday, October 1, 2021 — CFCI & PPS Foundation Classroom Grant Applications Due
  • Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Wine and Whiskey Walk at Junction City from 1– 6PM
  • Monday, November 1, 2021 — PPS Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
  • Monday, November 8, 2021 – Classroom Grant Reception at BOE Meeting at 5:30 PM in PLC 1
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 — 7th Annual PPS Foundation 365 Breakfast
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022— Peoria Schoolhouse Open Mini Golf/Pub crawl from 10AM – 2 PM
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 — PPS Foundation Scholarship Applications Due
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – PPS Foundation and CFCI’s Classroom Grant Workshop at 4:15 PM in PLC 1
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 — Deirdre Purcell Collins Math Reception from 6:30–8 PM at TBD
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 – Appreciation Reception from 5:30–6:30 PM at TBD
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 — 25th Annual Golf Outing from 7:30–6PM at the Country Club of Peoria

 

Past PPS Foundation Events

24th Annual Golf Outing

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Golf Outing on June 21st. However your supported us - golfing, sponsorship, buying a raffle ticket - please know that YOU made an impact on Peoria Public Schools. We were able to raise $54,208 at this event and that is amazing! These funds allow us to provide everyday essentials for Peoria Public School families, stock our Little Free Pantries with food, provide emergency funds for students in need, fund our classroom grants and career readiness programs plus so much more! Thank you again for your generosity! Look for more information to come on next year's Golf Outing scheduled for June 27, 2022!

Check out pictures from this year's event HERE.


6th Annual 365 Breakfast 

We were so grateful to have been able to hold our annual 365 Breakfast on Thursday, January 7th.  While it may have looked different than other years, the mission was still the same - to support Peoria Public Schools students, families and staff!  Thank you to all who come through and picked up a curbside breakfast, donated and/or watched our virtual program!


Our 23rd Annual Golf Outing was a success! 

Thank you to all who participated, donated, and supported our annual Golf Outing on July 20th. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we rely on it to provide funds for many of our programs. We are extremely happy to report that we exceeded our expectations and raised nearly $44,000!  Next year's Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 21st at the Country Club of Peoria. We are already looking forward to it and will send more information about the event early next year. Be sure to check out some pictures from this year's event by clicking on the picture below! 

A Big Thank You to our Event Sponsors: 

K2 Benefits - A+ Sponsor

Consociate Health - Double Eagle Sponsor

Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohen LLP - Eagle Sponsor

Bard Optical - Birdie Sponsor

Clifton Larson Allen - Birdie Sponsor

Commerce Bank - Birdie Sponsor

Delta Dental - Birdie Sponsor

CEFCU - Best in Class Sponsor

John Mabee - Best in Class Sponsor

Kay McCord - Best in Class Sponsor

Terra Carbon - Best in Class Sponsor

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - Tee Sponsor

Busey Bank - Tee Sponsor

Core Construction - Tee Sponsor

Illinois Mutual - Tee Sponsor

Pat Clark - Tee Sponsor

 

And a HUGE thank you to our gift in kind donors...

Hy-Vee on Sheridan Rd. for providing snacks for the golfers

Johnson Mechanical for providing golf balls

Baumgarten Distributing for providing beer


Our 5th Annual 365 Breakfast Fundraiser was a success!