To whom it may concern,

Recently sat down with one of Pathway’s individuals “Kevin Bush” to ask him what he most enjoys about not only living in a Pathway Group Home, but also attending the Pathway Day Program. He stated that he really enjoys being able to go to work and make money.

He feels that he does meaningful work in the Attic, and is very much looking forward to being able to go back to work and make more money, He also stated that he has became close friends with some of the staff in the Attic, and is looking forward to working with his co-workers again. Kevin also stated that he has made many meaningful friendships at Pathway, and is very much looking forward to when everyone can go back to Day Program after Covid-19 so that he can see everyone.

When asked about living in the Residential setting at Pathway Services he had several things to say. He liked that before Covid-19 hit, he had the freedom to do independent outings, and is looking forward to being able to go out in the community again. He misses being able to go shopping and out to eat independently. While at home, Kevin stated that he likes to be able to cook in the kitchen to improve his cooking skills.

He is constantly looking for new recipes to cook and have his housemates try. Kevin also stated he and his roommate have bonded over a love of wrestling, and they enjoy watching it together in their room every Monday and Friday night.

Festival of Trees 2020Designer Instructions

We need your special creations (holiday trees, centerpieces and wreaths) for our online auction. There is no fee to enter and we will provide the artificial trees, wreaths and a place to decorate.

Here are the details you need to know:
The Festival of Trees will provide:
· 6’ 6” tree, pre-lit with 250 white lights or 4’ tree pre-lit with 100 white lights
· 30” wreath, unlit (bulbs may be added)
· Centerpiece (30” wreath not available for centerpiece)
· Centerpiece and wreath designer entry(ies) must arrive at Pathway Services no later than:
      Centerpiece – Monday, November 9 by 4:00 p.m.
      Wreath – Thursday, November 12 by 4:00 p.m.

Trees and wreaths will be available for pick up at Pathway weekdays, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., beginning Oct. 5.

Design opportunities:
· Monday November 9-10, 5-9 p.m., Community Room at Pathway
· Webnesday November 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Community Room at Pathway
· Saturday November 14, 1-5 p.m., Community Room at Pathway
· May decorate the tree at your home or business, and a staff person will photograph your entry no later than Monday, November 16, 2020.for the online auction.

Please call us, 217-479-2300, to schedule your time. There is a 10-person limit and masks must be worn. You may also choose to decorate at your business or home. Trees decorated outside Pathway must have a metal screw (provided) at the tree sections for safety and stability. Lights and ornaments for all decorations must be securely attached. You must also provide skirting if you are decorating a tree. Upon completion of your creation, it will be photographed for the online auction.

The online auction begins Nov. 12 at and will follow this schedule:
Centerpieces – Bid Nov. 12-14
Wreaths – Bid Nov. 15-17
Trees – Bid Nov. 18-23

Registration forms must be submitted by Nov. 2. All proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefits Pathway Partners. Pathway Partners provides extras to make life more comfortable for individuals served by Pathway.