- October 2016 Newsletter -
As 2016 comes to a close, Horizon is already planning for Summer Camp 2017!  The Board of Directors would like to invite you to this year's Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd to learn more about our organization, our board, and our committees. For more information, contact Sheila Caplis
Horizon Highlight: Joel Rodriguez

Joel Rodriguez heard about Horizon through friends who started coming to camp after the age limit for MDA camp was lowered. Joel attended his first Horizon Camp in 2012 and has been coming back ever since. "Five years going strong and I don't plan to miss camp any time soon." Every year, the thing Joel looks forward to the most about camp is the camaraderie and the loving environment. "It's one week out of the year where we get together to just be."

Joel has made several contributions to Horizon over the past five years. In 2013, he was able to get the company he worked for, Q Transport, to make a donation to Horizon. They also came to show off their private ride service during the week. This past year, helped design the 25th anniversary logo.

Outside of Horizon, Joel likes to stay busy. He works at his father's preschool and enjoys playing power soccer, hanging out with friends and family, and working on music in his free time. In November, Joel will be performing with The Hypocrites in his first professional musical, Cinderella at the Theater of the Potatoes, at The Den Theater in Wicker Park. The show starts November 12, 2016 and runs through January 8, 2017.
Bring Out Your Inner Artist For Horizon
Paint your world and join us for Cakes, Canvas, and Cookies on October 14th at Faith Church, 8910 Grace Street, Highland, IN.
$35 covers painting supplies, a dessert buffet that includes coffee, tea, punch, and a dessert that you bring to share. The buffet starts at 6pm and painting starts at 7pm. For tickets & information, contact Kathy Colunto or call 773-732-4824. 
Buffalo Wild Wings in October!
We have three fundraising opportunities this month at Buffalo Wild Wings. On October 10th, locations in Berwyn, Crystal Lake, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Willowbrook will be accepting special coupons that will allow a portion of your dining bill to go to Horizon. The Chicago Ridge Buffalo Wild Wings will honor coupons on October 21st and 22nd. Print the coupon for the location you'll be dining at and show it to your server when you order. This is a fun opportunity to gather friends for a fun meal.
A Wicked Affair
Are you looking for a wickedly creepy night? Then this costume party sponsored by Heal Team 6 is for you.  The event is October 29th from 6:00pm to 11:30pm.
You can get event tickets and more information at  Healteam6.org. Thank you for supporting Association of Horizon at this event. 
Watch Your Mailbox: Raffle Tickets Are Coming!
This fundraiser is something everyone can participate in to help raise money for Summer Camp. It's also a chance to win a cash prize. It's a win-win for all! Each raffle ticket sold is good for 80 chances to win cash prizes from $25-$250. Drawings are held during Horizon's monthly board meetings beginning in January. Return your stubs and money before January, to be included in the first drawing. For questions contact the Raffle Committee. 
Shop With A Friend At Gurnee Mills Mall
We will hit the stores at Gurnee Mills Mall on Saturday morning November 12th. Shop all day with friends and then join us back at the Hampton Inn on Grand Avenue where Horizon will provide dinner. If you like you can even stay the night. Just book your own hotel room by November 1st to get the $79 Association of Horizon room rate. Reserve your room today by calling 847-662-1100. Please contact Kathy Colunto with any questions.
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Upcoming Events:
A Wicked Affair Fundraiser hosted by Heal Team 6 -
Oct. 29th
Shop with a Friend -
Nov. 12th
Help Support Horizon!
A toast to all who attended these two great brewing fundraisers helping to raise $2,300 for Horizon Camp.

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