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Mt Zion Dance-A-Thon

Recently, a local dance studio, Studio B, has decided to do some fundraising to help raise money for one of my alumni from Eisenhower High School who is battling a reoccurring cancer. One of those that I graduated with contacted me about this great opportunity to help others. Studio B, in Mt Zion, IL is hosting a dance-a-thon, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, and a food & bake sale. They are hoping to raise $10,000 to help this young mom out. Bradshaw Consulting was able to help by donating a website with free hosting. Please consider attending this event to bid on items in the auction, purchase some baked goods, or just donate something to help them raise money. The event will be held at the old Salem School in Long Creek, IL on Jan 25th, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm. If you would like to make a donation of your own to the silent auction, please contact Pamela at 217-602-3000. If you have any questions about anything else, you can contact Becki at 217-422-1269 or email her at BSadomytsc@comcast.net.

Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. press release about Dance-A-Thon

Wilhoit Accounting opens new tax office in Mt Zion, IL

Mike Wilhoit is a local accountant serving the Decatur, Forsyth, and Mt Zion area. He has moved his office to a new location on the south side of 121 in Mt Zion. A family man of over 18 years, Michael has been a valuable asset to the community. I have known him for several years now on both a personal and business level. I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to be his friend and the level of service I get from him regarding my accounting is stellar. I’m sure someone you know has had Michael handle their taxes so don’t take my word for it, ask them. Ever since Michael began working with Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. and Quality Home Locator I have been able to focus more on my business and not my accounting. He even saved me some money on my tax return last year!

Wilhoit Accounting and Tax Service‘s new location is 322 North State Highway 121. His phone number has also been updated to 1.217.864.1850 with a fax number of 217.864.1849. Don’t let the North 121 fool you, it is really far south on 121 near the Firehouse. If you are traveling south on 121 the road will start to curve to the left after Filippo’s Pizza. The building is across the street from Mt Zion Auto Service which is a new auto service shop.

World Aquarium launches another great groupon deal!

The World Aquarium is offering the following deals on Groupon from Friday, July 27 through Monday, July 30.  http://www.groupon.com/deals/world-aquarium-1
 

 

They are offering:
 
  • $25 for sea camp (half-day) or survival sea camp (a $60 value). Students help out around the aquarium, and ages 12-18 can shadow animal keepers.
  • $25 for a discovery adventure tour for two (a $100 value), which includes two to three hours spent feeding and touching a variety of animals.
  • $50 for an extreme adventure tour for two (a $200 value), which lets individuals view, feed, and interact with creatures such as scorpions, sharks, and tarantulas.
  • $185 for a three-hour school-learning program for up to 10 kids (a $750 value) that includes behind-the-scenes activities, aquarium exploration, and classroom activities, all in line with state curriculum activities
 
The Survival Sea Camp and school learning program (Adventures in Learning) are both new.  Here is a link for descriptions:  http://www.worldaquarium.org/aquarium-tours/extended-length-educational-tours/

English National Opera presents Andrew Craig Brown as Achilla in Julius Caesar.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be in New York when Andrew Craig Brown performed Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte  at Yale.  The performance was amazing!  English National Opera just officially announced Andrew Craig Brown as Achilla in Julius Caesar.  I am so proud of his accomplishments and I’m privileged to have been able to witness his career unfold.  Andrew’s website is scheduled for release soon but his bio has been added to the Opus 3 website.

 

Cosi fan tutte

  I announced last week that Andrew Craig Brown would be performing Don Alfonso  in the Yale production of “Cosi fan tutte”.  So, this past weekend I took a road trip to see his performance.  Don Alfonso is a family friend that feels the sisters; Fiordiligi and Dorabella are about to marry the wrong men.  He decides to intervene and insists to the young men that there is no woman alive that can remain faithful.  He is also a philosopher and likes the idea of studying the outcome of human nature. 

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Taking a bet with Don Alfonso that their fiancees would be faithful, the two young men agree to do everything he asks.  Creating a story that Ferrando and Guglielmo, the two young men, must leave for war, they secretly return disguised as two men from Albania and attempt to seduce the lady not his fiancee.

I have seen several Operas and this one specifically, I have seen a couple times.  The performance of the entire cast was riveting.  When act I was over I did not want an intermission and was hungry to see the rest of the performance.

Northeast Community Fund

Northeast Community Fund

 

Northeast Community Fund

The Northeast Community Fund, located in Decatur, IL, is a non-profit agency that strives to help as many families as possible by providing much needed food each and every month.  They have a Facebook page and would love a friend invite.  The store is located at 825 N Water Street in Decatur, Illinois 62523   This astounding organization provides support for over 1600 families per month and have already served 730 new families in 2011. The work they do is quite impressive and they make good use of their limited resources!  This organization not only provides food to our local families in need, they also provide clothing, used furniture and many other living essentials.  They have a free clothing room, which of course provides much needing clothing.  So if you have things just filling up your garage, please remember the Northeast Community fund. They take donations of clothes and household items everyday.  However, the need for food is growing in the Decatur area.  Right now, due to the over whelming  response they are getting from families in need, non-perishable food items are urgently needed.  They collect these much needed items every day from individual families and also through collections from churches, schools, and food drives. They need your help to keep their food shelves filled so that they can continue their ministry.  If you have some can goods lying around your pantry or have a few minutes to stop by the grocery store, please consider grabbing a few items after work and dropping them off at their water street location. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated.  Please, also take a few seconds to share this page using the social media links below and help spread the word! Thank you for your consideration!

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