A Look Back: Easterseals Central Illinois and the 2000s

The 2003 edition of the Easterseals UCP Collectible Christmas Ornament was designed by a Metamora High School graduate in celebration of the Peoria Art Guild’s 125th anniversary.

Titled “Christmas in Peoria – The Peoria Art Guild,” that year’s ornament was designed by Alyssa Kindig, a recent graduate of Metamora High School, and also an active apprentice in the Peoria Art Guild’s “Mentor Apprentice Program.” Her signature appeared on the back of each ornament.

The ornament was 24-karat, gold over brass and was available for $15 at multiple stores, including Bremer Jewelry.

Three thousand of these limited-edition ornaments were sold through the holiday season that year, with all proceeds benefitting the Easterseals UCP mission.

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