The first Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show was held at The Waterhouse in Peoria on Friday, March 11th. Our many talented artists produced stunning artwork. We appreciate you coming out to support their gifts with your donations and time. Thanks to the Metamora High School Jazz Ensemble for providing our wonderful music for the evening. A BIG thank you to Jody Tockes and the Hive for your patience, support and inspiration and providing our artists a true “Happy place” to create and explore. Also, thank you to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for supporting this program through grant dollars.

Picasso, Monet, Dali and Van Gogh would have all been proud! It was a great night with a great turnout for our Inspiring Art Abilities Art Show @ The Hive on Friday, December 4th. CWTC consumers displayed their artwork while visitors took time to view their masterpieces. The attendees enjoyed some snacks while talking with the artists and learning about their techniques and inspirations. We appreciate those who came out and supported our adults with disabilities! See the pictures

The CWTC Super Trivia Challenge at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria was another huge success! Forty-four teams battled it out for the top cash prize! Congratulations to the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch for taking home the trophy! Thank you to WMBD/WYZZ’s Clay Gordon and Lindsey Mills for being our wonderful hosts for the evening and thank you for coming out to support adults with disabilities! See more pictures

Thanks to everyone who came out to the annual CWTC Bowl-A-Thon at Landmark Lanes. It was a huge success and everyone was throwing strikes. (Well, almost!) As you can tell, we all had a great time and can’t wait until next year! Thank you for your supports of adults with disabilities. Check out the pictures

The Inspiring Art Abilities program has expanded this year, working with a new medium, thanks to Jacob Grant, owner of the Wheel Art Pottery Studio. CWTC consumers got their first lessons with clay and pottery, producing beautiful pieces and lots of smiles. Wheel Art is a pottery studio and school offering classes to beginning and intermediate adults and children, workshops for all ages, birthday parties, children’s summer camp and memberships for experienced potters. They are located in Peoria’s Warehouse District at 1101 SW Washington St. See more pictures

Thanks to Jennifer Wick from Caterpillar for coming in to take a tour of CWTC. Jennifer hopes to become more involved with CWTC and wanted to see for herself what we were all about. Jennifer was really impressed with our mission and is pictured with Executive Director Patti Gratton on the right. Click on the picture for a larger view.

The St. Edward’s Knights of Columbus from Chillicothe stopped by CWTC to present a check representing the proceeds of their annual Tootsie Roll sale. Pictured presenting the check is Bob Akers to CWTC Executive Director Patti Gratton. The money raised will be used by the residents of the Crabel Court facility in Chillicothe! Thank you for your support of adults with disabilities!

Community Workshop Training Center, Inc. presented their annual “CWTC Pathway Awards Dinner & Auction” Wednesday evening, September 14, 2016, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria. The evening festivities paid tribute to the many people who have helped CWTC and have contributed in extraordinary ways. It was a great night for everyone and you can catch some of the highlights

CWTC served its “Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon” to its consumers today, enjoying turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and all the “fixins!” The annual Thanksgiving meal has been a tradition with CWTC Board of Directors, staff and volunteers serving the meal. The Heart of Illinois United Way staff continued its annual tradition to share with the serving. See more pictures

It was nice to have a new guest in to take a tour of CWTC. Mark Little, Chief Information Officer of Peoria County, stopped in to visit with Executive Director Patti Gratton and see first-hand what we do and the accomplishments of our CWTC consumers. You can schedule a tour, simply by calling Rick Stephenson at 309-686-3300.