Today the American Business Club of Springfield gave more than $90,000 to organizations supporting youngsters in the area.
At a presentation, which took place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, more than 50 charities each received a portion of the funds raised from parking and admissions fees during this year’s Illinois State Fair.
Kevin Lust of the American Business Club said this was the 13th year the organization had donated funds raised from volunteer work at the Illinois State Fair.
“We will continue to take the opportunity to bring you out here to say thank you,” he said.
Kevin also said it wasn’t about the media exposure. “We do it to show what’s being done.”
This year there was, as in other years, an emphasis on giving to those in the community that support our youngsters. Organizations that received funds included Lanphier High School Football Boosters, Lincoln Land Community College baseball team, the Children's Dyslexia Center of Springfield and genHkids and Grant Middle School to name a few.
“This is a great opportunity for us as a group to say thank you, but it’s certainly an opportunity for us as a community to come together to say we can work together to make great things happen. With things going on in the world today, that sometimes indicate it’s harder for people than ever to work together, this is an opportunity to recognize that in the community in Springfield Illinois, that in our small part of Springfield and of the state of Illinois the Illinois State Fair, people can come together, can work together, can live together and love one another.”