Since 1936, the Junior League of Peoria has been committed to promoting voluntarism and to improving the Peoria community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Peoria Race for the Cure, Family House, Riverfront Playground, JULEP’s Closet, Christmas in April, and Keepsacks for Kids are just a few of the past projects attributed to the League’s dedication to the community. Currently the League’s major project is bringing the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum to our community.
On July 6, 2013 the 6th Annual Kids Helping Kids Backyard Talent Show for St. Jude (BYTS) will be held in Morton, Illinois, and with the support of the Morton Tourism Association and Morton Park District, the show will once again be held at Idlewood Park. Concessions, Inflatable fun, and face‐painting begin at 5:00 PM and the show will start promptly at 6:00 PM. Please mark your calendar, pack your lawn‐chairs, and attend this fun, entertaining, and family‐friendly event! There is no admission, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Get your produce fresh straight from the Farm! Check out Schaers, Broad Branch Farm, and the Farmers Markets.
Schaer's Country Market
Strawberry picking in the fields started June 3 at Schaer's. Your whole gang gets to ride a tractor wagon to the fields, then pick away! It's an awesome activity to do with the family! Strawberry season is very short, so don't miss out! Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat, and have fun!!! They also sell additional produce and canned items in their market.