Puzzle Solvers Tree Designers: Michael Martin, Pam Martin, Ashley Blake, Lloyd Day
Did you see our awesome Festival of Trees Christmas tree… that you can also win?
The tree was selected during Memorial’s Festival of Trees Gala this past Saturday night. I am a selfie queen and I was standing in front of the tree that US 92.7 had just bid on and won. I was trying to get that angle that included me (not looking to pudgy) and the beautiful tree in one pic to post. A gentleman named Lloyd approached me and asked why I was taking selfies with that tree. I let him know that I worked for US92.7 and would be giving it away to a lucky listener.
He proceeded to explain to me, that a group he’s with called the Puzzle Solvers of Central Illinois, Inc. had decorated and donated that tree. He soon introduced me to two of the board members and I became enthralled in the conversation about the Puzzle Solvers. First, the Puzzle Solvers are a small group, of mostly family members of adult children with autism and anyone with autism who is over the age of 18, thus, the ‘Puzzle’ part.
The group, which they hope to increase in numbers, is a support system who encourages self-advocacy and that is where the ‘Solvers’ part comes into play. The group went to Santa Claus, Indiana to collect ornaments for this tree, which radiates a Rt. 66 theme.
Literally, hundreds of dollars were spent, along with countless hours of time to create this masterpiece which could be yours. Keep listening to US92.7 to find out how to win it!
If you have any interest in the Puzzle Solvers, who meet once a month at Memorial Medical Center, visit them online at Puzzle-Solvers.com