Horizon Holiday Family Party

Horizon held its annual holiday family party on Saturday, December 11.  A special thanks to Marcy Davis for organizing this fun event.  Even though some of the how of the trivia questions were tough, everyone enjoyed playing along.  The usual the Avalon Banquet Hall served us delicious food and we look forward to going back there next year.
Happy Holidays everyone!

2011 Camp Kickoff Party

It is almost time to ring in the New Year and kick off the 2011 Horizon Camp season.  Join us on January 8 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Hackney’s, 1514 E. Lake Ave, Glenview.  You could be among the first to fill out your camp application, while hanging out with friends and enjoy some delicious complementary appetizers.

If you plan to attend please be sure to RSVP by January 4 to Brenda at Brenda.Bokowski@associationofhorizon.org.

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!

Is Your Shopping List Ready?

This weekend is the Association of Horizon, Inc. annual “SHOP WITH A FRIEND.”  Join us for a fun day of shopping at Gurnee Mills mall.  For more information click on the shopping link.

2010 Summer Camp Video

Even though Winter is approaching quickly, Summer Camp 2011 is just around the corner.  If you are not aware of what HORIZON CAMP is all about, check our 2010 video.  For those of you who were there, share the memories.

Record numbers for Summer Camp 2010

Now that summer camp is over, we found out we had over 220 total participants.  This is an increase of 40 people over our previous year.  A special thanks goes to everyone on the recruitment committee and the camp committee for all of their hard work in making summer camp a huge success.  There were a lot of new disabled adults and volunteers that were a lot of fun and we hope they continue to support Horizon throughout the year.
The week was filled with fun activities, including old favorites like Creaoke, Bill Hoffman’s Amazing Animals, pontoon boat rides just to name a few things.  If you were part of this year’s camp leave a comment on what was your favorite activity (eating at the cookout doesn’t count).
It took everyone involved to make it a wonderful time and I myself can hardly wait for Summer Camp 2011.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

4 days till camp

July 18 summer camp Horizon 2010 will begin.  A special thanks to the entire camp committee for working so hard at planning no week.  It sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful week of camp with a variety of activities.  If you are unable to attend for the week, we could always use your help for setting up & cleaning up camp.  For more information on how to help in this area, please e-mail tom.daly@associationofhorizon.org.
You are also invited to come down on July 23 “VISITORS DAY.”  Come on down to visit your friends, see the campsite and if you would like to join us for dinner please leave us a message on our hotline 773-477-5170. 
Personally I can hardly wait and we hope to see you there.

Support Horizon This Weekend

Whether you live on the North Side of Chicago or down in the south side, we have a fundraiser which is close to you.  Please join us for our Bowl for Horizon which will be held in Deerfield, or show your support at our Pasta Party we should be held in Indiana.  Both these events will be Saturday evening, click the fund-raising link for more details.

2010 Summer Camp Recruitment Is Underway

On Saturday, January 9 Horizon held its annual kickoff party at Hackney’s restaurant in Glenview Illinois.  There was a large turnout and everyone had a good time reminiscing about camp and talking about what is in store for 2010.  There were some raffles during the night and participants could fill out their applications for this year summer camp.  Don’t worry, if you weren’t able to make it in person applications are available online at this Summer Camp Link, or you can complete it online directly.  This year summer camp theme is “Horizon Tours USA” and the following design was selected for this year’s summer camp T-shirts.Camp T-Shirt