Join us in 2016

There’s something for everyone during 2016 as Partners For Community Living announces our Calendar of Events. Please mark your calendars now and plan on joining us at our events and activities.

*Partners Fish ‘N Chips Fish Fry – Join us at the Huber Athletic Foundation, 5367 Fishburg Road in Huber Heights on Friday, March 4. All you can eat fish (and sausage) dinner will be served from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A variety of casino-style games will be running until 11:00 p.m. Our event will also feature our Raffle Basket Extravaganza, bake sale and more. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Please contact Pam at or 937-278-0791 to order your advance tickets.

Would you like to be involved in our Fish Fry? Here are some ways you can help:  sponsor our event (your sponsorship is tax-deductible); donate items for our bake sale; donate items for our raffle baskets; volunteer the night of the event; tell  your family and friends about our event and encourage them to attend; share on Facebook.  Contact Kelly at or 937-278-0791 for more information on getting involved.

*9th Annual Art & Soul Exhibit – Join us at Toward Independence, 81 Main Street, Xenia, for the opening reception and awards ceremonies for our celebration of artists with developmental disabilities on Friday, April 8. Our 2016 sponsors to date include the Butler, Greene, Hamilton and Montgomery County Boards of Developmental Disabilities Services.

Entries are being accepted for consideration for this year’s exhibit until February 12. The Exhibit is open to artist s with developmental disabilities in a 22-county region in and around Dayton. Entries will be judged (juried) by a panel of Miami Valley professional artists based on artistic expression and composition. The top 40 entries will be included in the Exhibit, which will be on public display at Toward Independence until April 29. There will be cash awards and other recognition for artists.

Would you like to be involved in support of our artists? Here are some ways you can help: sponsor (tax-deductible) our event at a level of your choosing ($ 100, $250, $500, $1000); place an ad in our event program in support of an artist or group of artists or sharing your support for opportunities for accessible art experiences or for a family member or friend you would like to honor. For entry information and sponsorship/donation information, please contact Beth at or 937-708-3656.

*Kettering Recreation and Partners 5k Walk

Be watching for details about our 5k Walk in Kettering on Saturday, April 9.

*Dining with the Stars – See our celebrity waiters in action at El Meson Restaurant on Sunday, May 15, featuring outstanding cuisine, exceptional service, raffles and more. Bill Castro and his El Meson staff will provide the hospitality, our waiters will provide the excitement, and together we’ll share great food and great fun for a great cause. Joining us this year will be Nancy Wilson, Frye Guy, Larry Hansgen and more. Be watching as we announce our celebrity waiters!

Would you like to be involved in support of our celebrity waiters and Dining with the Stars? Here are some ways you can help: make a tax-deductible donation of your choosing in support of one of our waiters to show your support for him/her; sponsor our event (tax-deductible) at a level of your choosing, from $100 to $2500; donate items for our raffle baskets, share information with family and friends and encourage them to join us at El Meson. Contact Judy at or 937-898-3655 for sponsorship and other information.

*Partners Bowl-A-Thon – Join us on Friday, May 20 at Beaver-Vu Bowl in Beavercreek for a time of competitive and exciting bowling while you support the Wish Lists for Choices In Community Living and Resident Home Association. Our Wish Lists provide clothing, shoes, medical equipment, furniture, recreation, holiday gifts and more when there are no other funds available. Our Wish Lists are supported solely by donations and proceeds from our Bowl-A-Thon.

Would you like to be involved in our Bowl-A-Thon? Here are some ways you can get involved. Bowl with us – you can form your own four-member team or come out and join one of our teams; purchase 50/50 Jackpot tickets and have a chance to win 50% of the total amount of tickets sold; join George C. Martin Funeral Home and others as a sponsor.  Contact Judy at or 937-898-3655 for more information.

*John W. Pratt Legacy Award reception and community campaign kickoff – Join us on November 10 at a location to be announced as we present the 3rd Annual John W. Pratt Legacy Award to an outstanding individual or group who has made significant long-term contributions in support of people with developmental disabilities. 2016 recipient to be announced. Previous recipients were Vivienne Himmell and Nancy Wilson.

Would you like to be involved in honoring our Award recipient? – Here are some ways you can get involved. Join us for our reception with family and friends and help us celebrate with our recipient; make a tax-deductible donation to our 2016 community campaign; share with family and friends.

*Partners Holiday Open House/2016 Jingle Bucks drawing – Join us on Friday, December 9 at a location to be announced as we take time to say thank you to our volunteers, donors, families and friends. We’ll also draw for our winning Jingle Bucks ticket.

Would you like to be involved in support of our Jingle Bucks drawing? Here are some ways you can get involved. Help us meet our goal of selling all 500 Jingle Bucks tickets by purchasing your own, selling to family and friends and sharing new contacts for us to approach, perhaps a business or location that would allow us to post our flyers, sell tickets, etc.; tickets are just $25.00 and only 500 tickets sold.

There will be more to come so keep watching and help us share our good news about great things happening in support of people with developmental disabilities!