LACON — A fundraiser benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Pizza Peel, 340 Fifth St. in Lacon.
Funds raised will be donated to the Elsie’s Whistlers team. Elsie’s Whistlers is participating in the Bloomington/Normal Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery orders all benefit the fundraiser. Fifteen percent of the day’s sales will be donated to the Elsie’s Whistlers team and the Alzheimer’s Association. Elsie’s Whistlers team members will be assisting Pizza Peel staff in the dining room from 4 to 9 p.m.
The Pizza Peel serves pizza, sandwiches, calzones and salads. According to the Pizza Peel’s website, www.pizzapeel.com, the dough is hand crafted daily. In addition, all of the veggies are cut fresh daily and they always use the best toppings they can find. The SPOTM (Specialty Pizza of the Month) for August is the BBQ feast.
The Bloomington/Normal Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, on the Heartland Community College campus in Normal. Elsie’s Whistlers team roster includes Heather Andersen, Karen Andersen, Stacy Andersen, Kathy Harley, Rich Harley, Char Otto and Don Otto. They are walking in honor and memory of their aunt and great-aunt Elsie. For more information about their team, visit their team page at act.alz.org/goto/ElsiesWhistlers.