Tastefully Simple/Cocktail Party

Thank you to everyone who attended Horizon’s first Tastefully Simple/Cocktail Party on Saturday, December 4, hosted by Kathy Kingston & Geri Skudney.  It was a great time and it’s always good when we are raising money for Horizon!

Also a big thank you to Amy from the Tuscan Market and Wine Shop, in Arlington Heights, for allowing us to have the party there.

Another Fun Shop with a Friend Event

Saturday, November 20 was the day many Horizon members started their holiday shopping.  The day started early with several of the members gathering at the Hampton Inn conference room for a quick breakfast before heading to Gurnee Mills Mall.  Everyone who attended received a nice gift bag with some holiday treats and the campers had a special treat in their bags, courtesy of PNC Bank.  After we collected all our bargains from the mall, it was time to head back to the Hampton Inn for Horizon’s version of a holiday meal prepared by Boston Market.  Once dinner was over everyone enjoyed each other’s company while playing games, wrapping gifts, or just telling stories and laughing until we cried.  As usual, this event was a lot of fun for everyone in attendance.  Hope to see you next year!

Personal Ads from the Night at the Races

Congratulations to Mike and Rachel Youngberg! Expecting April 8, 2010

Good Luck Horizon!
Cynthia Lisle
Tupperware Dealer

Congratulations Mike and Rachel!
A 3rd generation of Horizon love at last!
All our love, Renée, Ellen and Dana

Dear Renée and Dana,
I’m so glad we were all at Camp together this year! I am SO proud of both of you!
Love, Elbow

To the NATR committee –
Great job on putting together another successful event! Wish we could be there with you!
Love, The Westley Girls

Thank you Lori for keeping the male volunteer population going in 16 years. We can’t wait to meet him in December!

09 Rookie Team Leaders
Let’s do it again in 2010

In Loving Memory of Linda & Sharon Feeley

Night at the Races is Quickly Approaching

Don’t miss out on one of Horizon’s greatest events!

October 10th will be the 12th Annual Night at the Races Event.  Come join the fun and enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner, limited open bar, raffles, games & oh yes, exciting horse  racing!  Tickets are $50 per person or $95 a couple.

You can register and pay on-line by clicking here.  Be sure to follow through for payment by clicking the PayPal button after you register.

We hope to see you there!

Horizon Shirts Now Available

Camp t-shirts are fun to wear but have you ever wished you had a great looking Horizon t-shirt to wear that just expressed our organization and not a camp theme?

Well we did it!  The Association of Horizon, Inc has joined forces with 3E Love, LLC to give you the opportunity to show your Horizon pride. 

We are selling a long sleeve t-shirt ($18) and short sleeve t-shirt ($16) in navy blue with our name and logo on the front left chest screen printed in white. The back has the now famous saying that was posted at camp this year and at the end of our video, “Nobody has a disability. Everyone has ability. Let’s find it.”

Shirts are available for a limited time only at HorizonApparel.info
Orders placed before October 1st will be shipped on (or around) October 7th
Orders placed before November 1st will ship on (or around) November 7th
All net proceeds from the Horizon shirts will go to Horizon.  In addition, $3 from every 3E Love item purchased with a Horizon t-shirt also be donated to Horizon.
In support of our organization, 3E Love, LLC has offered to continue to donate $3 for any 3E Love purchases after our fundraiser through December 31.  All you need to do is enter “HORIZON” in discount code box at checkout. 

Do not use “discount codes” when placing orders including any Horizon t-shirts.

GoodSearch is Great for us!

We have been getting some great activity on our GoodSearch page. I think it’s awesome how the members of this organization have stepped up and started doing this. Keep spreading the word, the more people we turn on to this simple way to support Horizon, the better! Don’t forget about GoodShop too, there are hundreds of stores to shop through. The link is right on the GoodSearch page.

Click the link below & start searching. 🙂

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

2009 Summer Camp Applications Are Ready

The official start to our 2009 camp season began Saturday at the Recruitment Kickoff Party at Hackney’s Glenview. Thank you to those who came out in the snowy weather to enjoy some time with their Horizon friends and to fill out their camp applications.

The application is now available on-line too. Since space is limited and we are anticipating a large number of new camper applicants, we have decided to fill spaces with previous Horizon campers up to March 10th. After March 10th we will begin to fill the remaining spaces on a first come, first served basis. If you are a new camper to our program, you can still submit your application before March 10th. You will be placed on a list according to date received and after March 10th we will fill remaining spaces from the list till we are full.

Get Ready to Shop til You Drop

The annual Horizon Holiday Shop with a Friend Weekend is just a few weeks away. Come join us for a day of shopping at Gurnee Mills and an evening of fun at the Hampton Inn. The day will begin at 9:00 sharp in the conference room at the Hampton Inn with a continental breakfast. You will be given coupon books to use at the mall and rules for the contest we have. Then it’s time to shop, shop, shop. Afterward, we’ll meet back at the hotel for pizza, present wrapping, contest winners & more.

If you would like to join us overnight at the hotel, you must reserve your room by October 24th.

For more information click here.

11th Annual Night at the Races

Horizon’s 11th Annual Night at the Races is quickly approaching. This has been our biggest fundraiser for the past 7 or 8 years and we need your to help keep the streak alive. We still have seats available for the wonderful 2 hour buffet overlooking the racetrack at Balmoral Park. If you are interested in attending you can email us at NATR@associationofhorizon.org or check out Night at the Races under the Fundraising Tab.

Our Year-Long Raffle is off to a great start!

We have had four drawings so far (one monthly & three weekly) and one of the numbers has already hit twice! Tracy B has lucky number 638, which was our first monthly drawing winner on the August 1st mid-day drawing and the August 15th Friday evening weekly winner! Our other weekly winners are Joe G (Friday, August 1st ) and Kathleen Q (Friday, August 8th ). Be sure to check back weekly to see the newest winners by clicking the Horizon Lottery Winners link under the Fundraising tab above.

We still have a few tickets (and 64 more chances to win) remaining, so if you want a chance to get in on the action e-mail Geri.Skudney@associationofhorizon.org to get a ticket before they are all gone!