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MRI & Millikin University Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

MRI Drama Club & Millikin University students have been working hard to learn the ins and outs of show biz. Come check out their hard work as they present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

WHO: The Superior Thespians of MRI
WHAT: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
WHEN: Friday, May 4 @ 1:00 pm
WHERE: MRI Gymnasium, 2121 Hubbard Ave., Decatur, IL 62526
WHY: Come support the hard work of the Millikin students and MRI drama club in this amazing opening/closing night one-time spectacular show!
COST: FREE!

A note from our thespians: 
‘The MRI Drama Club and theatre students from Millikin University, will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm. The students enrolled in a ‘Shakespeare Corrected” course elected to produce a dramatic presentation with our individuals served. Entertaining practices guarantee an interesting and comical production. Don’t miss this fantastic show!!”

CHECK OUT OUR ALL STAR CAST
Hermia: Amanda
Demetrius: Carl
Lysander: Joe
Helena: Shelly
Egeus: Andy
Theseus: Roger
Hippolyta: Wanda
Oberon: Robert “Stretch”
Titania: Tonya
Puck: Matt
Fairies: Chassidee, Judy, Roger J., Vicki
Servant: Tony
Quince: Chuck
Bottom: Damien
Flute: Dorothy
Starveling: Gregory
Snout: Michael D.
Snug: Candace
Other “Knuckleheads”: Ryan C, Joseph
Narrators: Lorraine, Caleb, Jason, and Tony

Overcome Obstacles with MRI on April 27!

Join MRI, WAND TV and Cromwell Radio in overcoming obstacles in Central Park on Friday, April 27.

How can you help Overcome Obstacles? Click on one of the titles below to begin.
1. COLLECT PLEDGES TO COMPETE: Collect at least $25 in pledges to compete in our downtown obstacle course. Raise $50 for a free T shirt and raise $100 or more for a leg up in the race. Start your own fundraising page and collect donations for MRI.

2. PRE-ORDER: Krispy Kreme doughnuts ($7/dozen) or Downtown Decatur boxed lunches ($7/box) featuring Beach House, Wildflour & MRI Creative Catering.

3. DONATE: MRI values the individuals we serve and your donations are what keep our doors open.

MRI helps over 800 children and adults with disabilities in our community overcome obstacles each day. We invite you to join us in celebrating their achievements and testing yourself in overcoming similar obstacles.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts ($7 per box) and boxed lunches ($7 per box) can be picked up at the event in Central Park or delivered (orders of 10 or more). To pre-order : CALL 217.875.8850 | EMAIL msnively@maconresources.org

Thank you to our major sponsors:

 

 

 


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Decatur Blueprint, Inc.
Cim-Tek Filtration
Decatur Coffee Connection
Decatur Earthmover Credit Union
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
J.L. Hubbard Insurance and Bonds
IBEW 146
Central Illinois Scale Company
Jerger Pediatric Dentistry: Bret M. Jerger, DDS
Star Silkscreen Design, Inc.
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, Cemeteries & Cremation Center
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Pepsi Refreshment Services-Decatur

25th Annual MRI Charity Golf Outing

Join MRI as we hit the green to give back in the 25th Annual MRI Charity Golf Outing on Monday, June 5 at South Side Country Club. The $560 registration fee includes one team of four players, golf fees, carts, lunch, drinks, a goody bag and dinner.

*Four person scramble
*Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 am
*Shotgun start at 1:00 pm
*Dinner & prizes at 5:30 pm

Contact Melanie Bilbrey at 217.875.8850 or MBilbrey@maconresources.org to register.

All proceeds benefit MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.), the largest service provider for children and adults with disabilities in the Mid-West. Each year, MRI serves over 800 children and adults with disabilities in job placement, day training, after school care, inclusive day care, community involvement and more!

THANK YOU to our major sponsors:
3M

Silver sponsors:
Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
John & Rita Mickler
R.V. Evans Company
BKD

Bronze Sponsors:
Thrivent Financial
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Illini Pharmacy Services
Agri-Fab

Hole Sponsors:
PFE Corp.
R.D. McMillen
McLeod Express
Carroll & Kay Scrogin
Dunn Company
Parke & Son, inc.
Hickory Point Bank

Cart Sponsors:
Miles Chevrolet/Crown Toyota Nissan

MRI Celebration Day

On Friday, April 29, join us in celebrating the impact MRI has made on the community and the over 800 children and adults that benefit from the MRI programming.  With the help of WAND 17 and The Cromwell Group, we will be celebrating all day in downtown Decatur, across from the ADM City Center. Come on out and learn more about what we do! There will be Krispy Kreme doughnuts and lunch from Hickory River Smokehouse, which you can pre order today!

MRI is the largest service provider for children and adults with disabilities in the region. We provide services that promote the growth, independence and self-worth of children and adults with disabilities. Our programming includes Job Training, Case Management, Home Visiting through Bright Start, Speech Therapy, Autism Services, Inclusive Child Care at Independence Pointe, Homeward Bound Pet Shelter and more.

FOUR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  1. TODAY- Donate!
  2. TOMORROW – Pre order Krispy Kreme or Hickory River Smokehouse boxed lunches.
  3. THE MONTH OF APRIL – Spread the message.  Share MRI’s impact.
  4. FRIDAY, APRIL 29 – Join the celebration!

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Come learn more about what we do, and celebrate the achievements of the individuals we serve!

Krispy Kreme boxes can be picked up/purchased at the event in downtown Decatur, at MRI (2121 Hubbard Ave.), or MRI Independence Pointe (2715 N 27th St.). Hickory River Smoke House lunches can be picked up/purchased at the event in downtown Decatur.

To pre-order your doughnuts and lunch today or for more information, call 217-875-8880 or email mbilbrey@maconresources.org.

We want to thank our major sponsors!CEFCU
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Thank you to our vignette and event-day sponsors:

  • Swartz Properties
  • Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, Cemeteries & Cremation Center, Moran & Goebel Funeral Home & Cremation Services
  • Curry & Associates
  • Becker Chiropractic Clinic
  • Staley Credit Union
  • IPI Wealth Management Services, Inc.

 

MRI to host 30th Annual Bowl-a-thon

Grab your bowling ball and three friends and hit the lanes for the 30th annual MRI Bowl-a-thon February 7, 2016 at Spare Time Lanes. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit all MRI Children’s Programming, including Independence Pointe, Autism Services, Discovery Depot Child Care Center, Bright Start and Kid’s Connection. Help us make this the biggest and best Bowl-a-thon in 30 years.

Cost:  $80.00 for a team of four
Registration includes: shoe rental, door prize tickets and bowling two games
Time: teams can register to bowl at 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Special Prizes: Team members collect pledges from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Be one of the top three fundraisers to win a great prize.  Start giving back today by downloading the Pledge Sheet.  Bring in $25 in pledges and get a free T-shirt.

To register call Kelly at 217.875.8880 or print out the Team Registration Sheet.

FOUR REASONS YOU SHOULD SPEND $20 BOWLING ON A SUNDAY:
1. SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY.
MRI is a non-profit agency that provides comprehensive services that promote growth, independence, and self worth in children and adults with disabilities.
2. MAKE AN IMPACT ON 450 CHILDREN.
By supporting the Bowl-a-thon, you are supporting vital services in the community, including home visiting, autism services, and inclusive Child Care for children with disabilities. MRI Children’s programming impacts over 450 clients and their families each year.
3. WIN SPECIAL PRIZES.
Along with a silent auction and cash prizes for pledges, there will be special door prizes.
4. STAY WARM.