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 Softball $94.49
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
Chillicothe JFL $275.27
St Edward Athletic Club $308.13
Crossword Café $318.41
IVC 4th Day Senior Retreat $320.46
Princeville PTO $324.57
Chillicothe Public Library $338.95
IVC High School Choir $341.00
First Families $363.60
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
Weekend Snackpac $1,181.18
Chillicothe PTA $1,505.75

Interested in becoming a Youth Partner?  Stop in at the Town Theatre for an application!