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19th Annual Harvest Celebration Raises $92,000

The 19th Annual Harvest Celebration to benefit Central Illinois Foodbank was held at Erin's Pavilion on September 28th. The event presented by DYNEGY, raised $92,000 to help fight hunger in central and southern Illinois.

The evening included dinner music by the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble, as well as the presentation of the Good Samaritan Award. This year's Good Samaritan recipient was Newschannel 20/Fox Illinois.  Through their efforts in the past three years they have raised over $4,200 and 5,600 pounds of food through their Joy of Sharing event. They have also created great awareness for the Foodbank featuring the organization on television 431 times over the decade.

This Year's Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor- DYNEGY

Leader Level:

DOT Foods

Wilfred & Esther Lam and Family Fund

The Shanahan Family

Bill & Nancy Simpson

Partner Level:

Ameriprise Financial, Steven Koch, CFP

Ed & Sharon Curtis

Horace Mann


Marsha Prater, RN, Ph.D.

Sysco Central Illinois

Advocate Level:

Dr. Frank and Diane Aguirre

Brown, Hay, & Stephens



Central Illinois Senior Celebration


Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP

Health Alliance

Hickory Point Bank

HSHS St. John's Hospital

Drs. Nasar & Kanna Nallamothu

Orthopedic Center of Illinois

O'Shea Builders

Tom Lange