Quincy IL Events

Look Who's Painting, Quincy!

Every year for the past five years Big Brothers Big Sisters West Central Illinois has brought together people from all over Adams county to participate in the annual “Look Who’s Painting” event. “Look Who’s Painting” is a fundraising event, put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters that brings together prominent figures in the local community to create some form of art to be sold at a live auction.

The pieces, which vary from oil paintings, to photographs, to pencil sketches are then auctioned off to the general public at the event itself. The painters generally consist of people such as: local school principals/presidents, recent pageant queens, radio/news anchors, and local police/fire chiefs. Once the art is auctioned off the proceeds then go towards the countless activities between “Bigs” and “Littles” all around the area, as well as the recruitment and training of new “Bigs”.

As Big Brothers Big Sisters own Ryan Flynn said "Look Who's Painting has become an annual tradition for our organization. It gives us the chance to get community leaders involved with our mission and raise funds for our community matches and school-based programs."


The event will be held at The State Room at 434 South 8th street in Quincy, Illinois on Friday, November 4th. The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the live auction will begin at 7:00 PM. the price of admission is $20, which includes appetizers. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Paw Patrol Extravaganza

Quincy, IL: Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois will be in Adams County for the first ever Paw Patrol Extravaganza on November 6th. The event will take place in Quincy just within the front doors of the Senior Center located at 639 York St., Quincy, IL 62301. The event will feature three main characters of the television show: Chase, Marshall, and Skye. 

They are currently taking ticket reservations for 2-3:30 PM, and if needed a second time slot will open up for 4-5:30 PM if ticket sales are larger than expected. Tickets are $10/person. You must call or order online at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Facebook page to reserve tickets. There will also be activities available including arts and crafts, and table games! The Quincy Fire Department and Police Department will also be set up at the event and partaking in the fun!

Andrea Murray, program manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois stated “Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-for profit agency that relies strictly on fundraising, grants, and private donations.  That's why events like the "Paw Patrol Extravaganza" are so important to our agency, fundraisers like these allow us to continue our mentoring programs in West Central Illinois.”

Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Cindy Denby stated that “Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois is changing lives of children. Our children's opportunity for success increases by 80 percent in areas such as graduation, less likely to use drugs or alcohol, and joining the work force. We strive to make our children's lives better one match at a time.” 

Ryan Flynn, fundraising and social media coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois, loves to bring new events to communities. Referring to the organization as a whole, Flynn stated, "This year, we won the Pinnacle Award for being among the best, most efficient, and life-impacting Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the nation. But we need help in continuing that success. It takes approximately $1,000 to take a child through the entire match process, and get them a big brother or big sister. That is where these fundraisers come in and play a crucial role in the continued commitment to our community's youth."

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois is a youth-mentoring non-profit service organization that provides ongoing supportive services to children in need of a mentor. Visit www.bigbrothersbigsisterswci.org for more information.