The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Editorials

March 1, 2013

AMBUCS show helps area residents

DANVILLE — The annual AMBUCS Home and Living Show kicks off Saturday at the David S. Palmer Arena, giving area residents an opportunity to see the newest offerings from local businesses.

The show also provides an opportunity for local residents, especially children, to enjoy some special activities.

Proceeds from the show help support a number of programs in which AMBUCS member play active roles.

The organization sponsors the Challenger baseball league, which allows children with special needs to participate in America’s pastime. Volunteers compete alongside the players to be sure everyone has a great time.

AMBUCS also helps send local children with special needs to summer camps, giving them and their families an enjoyable break from their daily routines.

Club members also help purchase AmTrykes, special bicycles designed so that people who face even significantly challenging physical difficulties can learn to ride and enjoy the independence the special bicycles can bring.

The organization sponsors several other similar programs all designed to expand the capabilities of children with special needs.

AMBUCS also seeks out volunteers from the community to lend a hand with many of its special activities.

Admission to Saturday and Sunday’s show is free, so there are few reasons not to visit the arena and show support for AMBUCS’ great programs.

Stop by and learn about great things for your home, and the great things AMBUCS sponsors for the community.

1
Text Only
Editorials
  • Share the road with care With winter's chill finally -- finally! -- done for the season, the bright green of spring starts to take over lawns and alongside rural roads. All of which means motorists will share those roads with large farm equipment during the coming weeks. Far

    April 23, 2014

  • Help keep planet clean Americans will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday in a variety of ways, all with a focus to waste less and preserve natural resources and beauty. Vermilion County can count itself among the luckiest of counties in Illinois with its abundance of natural r

    April 20, 2014

  • Put money to better use Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced earlier this week the state would pass along $52 million in federal dollars to pay for various alternative transportation projects, such as bike paths and walking trails. While the money is nice, it could be put to b

    April 16, 2014

  • Make penalty a tough one An old nemisis appears to be making a comeback in Illinois, and legislators and law enforcement officials worry that the influx of heroin will leave an even deadlier wake than before. The situation is bad enough that members of the Illinois House dec

    April 13, 2014

  • A good addition for United Way United Way officials announces earlier this week the addition of a 2-1-1 phone service, which connects people in need with agencies that can offer assistance. The latest addition to the United Way's arsenal of ways to aid residents in Vermilion Count

    April 11, 2014

  • A glimmer of promise An Illinois legislator -- state Sen. Andy Manar, D-Staunton -- finally appears to recognize a growing problem in the state that his fellow lawmakers apparently choose to ignore: Illinois schools face real financial problems. Many school districts hav

    April 10, 2014

  • E-cigarettes: Use caution The latest craze sweeping the area involves an old habit -- smoking -- in a way. And like its well-know toxic predecessor, not much is known about it as it begins to become more commonplace. Electronic cigarettes -- known as E cigarettes -- provide i

    April 6, 2014

  • Gambling plan takes new turn Members of the Illinois Legislature will consider yet another version of a bill to expand gambling in the state. This one also includes a proposal to put a casino in Danville -- kind of. State Rep. Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, told The Associated Press h

    April 3, 2014

  • Time to start cleaning up As the days grow longer and the temperatures continue to rise -- hopefully -- area residents can begin to put the record-setting snowfall and cold behind them and enjoy spring. The sunny days already have melted away the 50-plus inches of snow that f

    March 28, 2014

  • Great job at NJCAA Mary Miller gym on the campus of Danville Area Community College must still echo with the cheers from last week's National Junior College Athletic Association's Men's Division II Basketball Tournament. Sixteen teams from across the country visited DA

    March 25, 2014

E-edition
AP Video
NDN Video
Must Read