KIDS COUNT 2016
The Optimist Club of Chillicothe, Illinois gave away $15,000 to area youth!
‘Kids Count 2016’ was hosted by Chillicothe Optimists at the Chillicothe TOWN Theatre, which the non-profit group owns and operates, on August 29th. The club was thrilled to share $15,000 to its Youth Service Partners.
Youth organizations enroll in this special profit-sharing program. Each group is awarded a share of the TOWN’s profits based on the number of movie tickets collected and designated for their group. Periodically all of the tickets are collected and then assigned a monetary value. The more tickets a group collects, the more money they receive.
It’s a win-win:
- Groups have a vested interested in encouraging their members to see a movie at the TOWN.
- Attendance at the first-run theatre is increased providing a local movie venue for Chillicothe.
- The City of Chillicothe can enjoy the benefits from a thriving business on historic 2nd Street.
- The Optimist Club of Chillicothe has a greater ability to impact the youngest citizens of the city.
Here’s how area youth benefited from this unique one-of-a-kind theatre:
|Chillicothe Blue Devils||$53.41|
|BSA Cub Scout Pack 50||$73.95|
|Rome Youth Activities||$86.28|
|IVC Travel Baseball||$106.82|
|IVC Athletic Boosters||$108.87|
|BSA Troop 69||$133.53|
|IVC Boys Soccer||$133.53|
|Sparland Baptist Youth Programs||$139.69|
|Chilli Dawgs Wrestling||$176.66|
|BSA Troop 50||$193.10|
|Hair Company Kids||$242.40|
|Mossville Grade School||$267.05|
|BSA Troop 91||$273.21|
|St Edward Athletic Club||$308.13|
|IVC 4th Day Senior Retreat||$320.46|
|Chillicothe Public Library||$338.95|
|IVC High School Choir||$341.00|
|BSA Cub Scout Pack 91||$371.82|
|BSA Venture Crew 91||$445.77|
|Midland Elementary PTO||$472.47|
|Midland Middle School||$497.12|
|IVC Band Boosters Corp||$511.50|
|St. Edward Parent Club||$739.52|
|IVC Cross Country Team||$790.88|
|Pearce Community Center||$838.13|
|CEC Cross Country Team||$862.78|
|Chillicothe Christian Church||$1,000.41|
|Henry Community Character Counts||$1,109.29|
Interested in becoming a Youth Partner? Stop in at the Town Theatre for an application!