Route 102 Car Shows

Car Show and Fundraiser for The Grow Center & Blessings in a Backpack. $20 per vehicle entry donation. Awards for Best of Show, People’s Choice and Top of Class (Classic, Muscle, Motorcycle, Custom, Truck/Van). Split the Pot Drawing, Live Entertainment, Concessions and FUN Zone for children with inflatables and games. Lot open for Registration 10:00AM-1:30PM for entries. Judging at 2:30PM and Awards at 3:30PM.

Living With Alzheimers

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.

For more information or to register, please contact Amanda at 815-523-9919 or email

Part One: (05/18)

  • Symptoms of Middle Stage
  • Communication
  • Relationship changes
  • Providing personal care
  • Preparing for hospitalizations

Part Two: (05/25)

  • Behavior Changes
  • Medication Management
  • Home safety
  • Driving
  • Living alone
  • Wandering

Part Three: (06/01)

  • Day services
  • In-home services
  • Senior living options
  • Caregiver needs

Project Sun & My Piece of the Puzzle

My Piece of the Puzzle is an introductory program to create shared language, knowledge, and experiences related to systemic racism through the lens of three affinity groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and White/Caucasian.

  • Identify the different spaces where racism lives and name our piece in each of those
  • Recognize challenges and learn tools on how to amplify voices and promote healing

This is a four week, 2 hour workshop that runs from October 21, 2021 to November 11, 2021. It is a collaborative effort between Project Sun and the Grow Center, and will be facilitated by Robert Bushey and Shannon Swilley.