TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) – Taylorville radio station WTIM donated more than $6,000 to the community on Tuesday when it wrote checks to three local nonprofits.
The money came from ticket sales for a banquet on May 6 marking the station’s 70th anniversary and a fundraiser for the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce. WTIM paid for the venue, food, entertainment and decorations to ensure that all ticket sales go to nonprofit organizations.
WTIM donated $3,080 to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, enabling this organization to continue to be the gateway to the community. The station also donated $1,520 to the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation to continue providing educational opportunities for teachers and students in the community. Another $1,520 was donated to the Taylorville Food Pantry to purchase food for families in need.
In a statement, WTIM thanked the 140 people who purchased tickets for the banquet.