Flag Raising Ceremony


• April 12, 2019, 12:00 Noon
• 5th Street Side of the Adams County Courthouse
• To honor April as Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month
• For more information, call Advocacy Network for Children at 217-223-2272

Advocacy Network for Children is planning a flag raising ceremony in honor of April being National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month.  The flag raising ceremony is to honor child victims who have been abused, neglected, or have lost their life to abuse or neglect over the years.  The event will take place on Friday, April 12th, at noon on the 5th Street side of the Adams County Courthouse, 521 Vermont Street.  A local law enforcement Honor Guard will be present for the raising of the flag and local agencies and organizations in the county, as well as the general public, are invited to attend. 

Since opening its doors nearly 30 years ago, Advocacy Network for Children has advocated for thousands of abused and neglected children in Adams County.  Protecting and upholding the rights of children when wrongs have been committed against them is the heart of its mission.

Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.  Some staggering facts include:  a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds; more than five children die every day as a result of child abuse; about 30% of abused or neglected children will later abuse their own children; and more than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.  As reported by Childhelp (www.childhelp.org).

April 4th, 2019


The March Madness fundraiser held on March 1st was a huge success. Proceeds from the dinner are over $35,000.00 and will help us in our mission of providing critical services to children who have been abused and neglected.

We would like to thank everyone who made a monetary donation, donated an item for the auction, or attended this fun event. We couldn’t have done it without this year’s fundraising committee and would like to thank them for the countless hours they spent making the dinner such a success: Jessica Landwehr, chair Kori Griffin, co-chair Denise Tallcott, Liz Hultz, Jeri Conboy, Deanne Corzatt, Sandy Blickhan, Kris Kutcher, Liz Koch and Elizabeth Scholz.

Also, a BIG thank you to Jeff Oberling for serving as auctioneer for the evening and to our wonderful and generous sponsors: STARadio, KHQA, Rokusek Design, Mercantile Bank, Quincy Recycle, Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Joe & Denette Kuhlman, Gardner Denver, Something Borrowed, State Street Bank, Kristopher’s Hair Studio, Titan International, Thrivent Financial, Quincy Medical Group, JK Creative Printers, Schlipman Wealth Advisors, Rinella Company, Refreshment Services Pepsi, United Community Credit Union, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu & Mitchell, Freiburg Insurance Agency, Emotion Belly Books-Tracy Schlepphorst, and Lowell Yates.
What an “All Star” team we had this year! Cheers to everyone!

April 1st, 2019

That’s the Whistle!

Annnnd…that’s the whistle! Thank you to
everyone who registered and bought their
ticket to the Advocacy Network for
Children’s March Madness 2019 Fundraiser!
We are so appreciative and humbled by the
number of reservations we received. Thank
you all for your support.

We will see the ticket holders at The
Ambiance on Friday, March 1, 2019
at 5225 Koch’s Lane, Quincy, IL. Pregame
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and the Tip Off
Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. Live and Silent
Auctions, Games and More to follow dinner.


February 25th, 2019