- September 2016 Newsletter -
What do we do in the months after camp? We start raising money for next year's camp. This fall we are lucky enough to have several organizations hosting fundraisers for us as well as a few of our own members stepping up and running their own events. There are many fun outings planned and we are sure you can find one or two to attend. Saturday, September 10th, Jessica Janes-Crowley and Metal Monkey Brewing are kicking off the fall fundraising events in Romeoville with brewery tours and raffles. There is also still time to purchase an event ticket for the Batch Match Amateur Home Brew Challenge, hosted by Mancation on September 17th in Yorkville.
Horizon Highlight: Meggie McDonald
Meggie McDonald started attending Horizon Camp in 2007 after her good friend Mimi Nora recommended it to her. "I am so glad Mimi introduced me to Horizon because of the awesome camp family I have made." Meggie loves getting to meet new friends and catching up with old friends. " I always look forward to the stories and laughter I share with my cabin at the end of a long day at camp."
Over the years, Meggie has formed a special bond with Peggy Noble Ryan. They have been paired up several times and have developed a close friendship. During the year Meggie often visits Peggy to catch up on life. "Camp has a special way of bringing people of all ages and abilities together."
Outside of Horizon, Meggie is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. "Camp has taught me how to support and empower people of all abilities and I love that I am starting a profession that gets to do just that."
Join Us at Fall Weekend
Campfires, food, and friends are all you need for a great weekend. Click here to apply online. There is a $40 fee to attend, or you can receive a discount if you recruit your own attendant or camper. The application deadline is September 18th but space is limited for this popular event so don't delay. Remember you will receive an email confirmation once we have received your online application. For questions, please contact Geri Skudney.
Coasters for a Cause - Great America Fundraiser
Come and have fun at Great America! For September 30th, October 1st, and October 2nd, you can purchase tickets for a discounted ticket rate of $35 online by using the promo code Horizon. Once we sell a minimum of 20 tickets, Horizon receives $5 of each ticket sold.
Consultant Opportunity 
Horizon is seeking a part-time Operations Manager to provide consulting services to assist the Board of Directors with its technology projects and public relations/outreach initiatives. The job description can be viewed here and applications are due Monday, September 5th. For questions about the role or to apply, email Sheila Caplis. 
BW3 in October!
An easy fundraiser - just print your coupon from our social media pages or  download here , gather friends, and enjoy a great Buffalo Wild Wings meal.
Show your server the coupon and a portion
of your bill will go
to Horizon.
More info to come!   
Go For The Gold, Silver, or Platinum 
On October 29th, Heal Team 6 will be hosting "A Wicked Affair." We are looking for sponsors to help underwrite the cost of the event so 100% of the money raised during the event can go to Horizon. There are three levels of sponsorship available, Gold, Silver, and Platinum. Sponsors receive entry into the event and more based on their level of sponsorship. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact   Kathy Kingston.  
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In This Issue:
Upcoming Events:
Metal Monkey Brewing Fundraiser - Sept. 10th
Batch Match Fundraiser - Sept. 17th 
Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd
A Wicked Affair Fundraiser hosted by Heal Team 6 - Oct. 29th
Shop with a Friend -
Nov. 12th
Help Support Horizon!
The Recruitment Committee captured some great pairings who stopped by our photo booth at Town Hall this year.

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