Representatives from the Center for Prevention of Abuse will hold a news conference at 10am Tuesday, August 9 at Eastside Centre in East Peoria to discuss the importance of this year’s Duck Race and how it allows us to continue with the services and programs we currently offer to our clients.
While the stopgap budget (SB2047) passed by the Illinois General Assembly at the very end of June appears to have helped in some areas, funding for some client services was not included or was greatly reduced in the temporary spending bill. Center Executive Director Carol Merna will discuss on Tuesday how this has led to changes in some of the services The Center offers and why support through the Duck Race is more important now than ever before.
Director Merna will also be joined by officials from the City of East Peoria, The East Peoria Fire Department, Eastside Centre, the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino and Associated Bank to discuss the plans for the Duck Race event on August 27.
WHAT: News Conference to discuss the stopgap budget’s impact on The Center for Prevention of Abuse and the importance of the 28th Annual Duck Race
When: Tuesday, August 9 at 10am
Where: Eastside Centre in East Peoria- 1 Eastside Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611(The event is planned for outside at the bottom of Eastside Drive, but will be moved inside if it rains)
Who: Center for Prevention of Abuse Executive Director Carol Merna and officials from the City of East Peoria, The East Peoria Fire Department, Eastside Centre, the Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino and Associated Bank