Beacon, Inc

Providing day program, residential and home based support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and enrichment programs for preschool aged children.

“People with developmental disabilities have special needs, 

but their basic needs are the same as everyone else’s.  

The need to have a home, learn useful, relevant skills; work; and develop and sustain relationships with people they care about and who care about them.”  

-Author Unknown


The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. operates on the principle that all people with developmental disabilities and mental illness have:
  • strengths, abilities and value to their community,
  • the constitutional, civic and moral right to  live, work, play and worship in the safe and healthy community of their choice, and,
  • must be treated with dignity and respect.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. is committed to providing services that empower people with disabilities, and their families, to make informed choices regarding life decisions.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. will support the families of persons served by acting as an advocate in the community and provide them with leadership, compassion and respect.

The Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. will continue to strive for excellence in service delivery, enabling people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential and insuring the future of the organization for generations to come. 

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It's Time to Order 

Help support the 
Moultrie County Beacon 
by purchasing 
during this important fundraiser!!

Don't miss this opportunity!

Order deadline  is 
February 28, 2020.

How to Order:
1)  Pie Order forms may be printed by clicking on this link to a form to print.

2) Pie order forms can be completed online using the button below
3)  Give us a call if you would like us to mail, email or fax you an order form at 217-728-7396

Submit orders by mail or in person to:
Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.
401 W. Water
P.O. Box 406
Sullivan, IL  61951

Telephone your order to:  217-728-7396
Fax your order to:  217 - 728-2217

Email orders to any of the team members:
   Rhonda Gregory -
   Lisa Benton -
   Susan Rauch -

Payment for Fried Pie orders can be made by checks payable to BEACON BENEFIT, by cash or use PayPal!   
There is a $1.00 handling charge for using PayPal.

Be sure to indicate on your order form how you will be making your payment. 

Orders will not be processed until payment is received.  Due to the volume of orders, 
we cannot make exceptions.

Fried Pies
Pick Up and Delivery:

Orders will be ready the morning of 
Thursday March 19th, 2020.  

Make sure to indicate your pickup/delivery option on your order form!

We ask that businesses with multiple orders submit ONE COMBINED ORDER to aid 
with deliveries.

Deliveries for large orders can be arranged for locations in the area.

We had a fabulous time at 
Night to Shine
at GT Church in Decatur

Donations Being Accepted for our Benefit Auction to be held 
April 17, 2020.
On Friday, April 17th, 2020 in Arthur, Illinois at the OTTO CENTER there will be a huge benefit auction to support the Moultrie County Beacon.  New items are being accepted as donation for this auction.  Each item will be auctioned during this benefit and are greatly appreciated to help support programming for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

If you have a item you would like to donate to this cause you may contact us 
at 217-728-7396.  

In addition to any donations that are made - we hope to see our friends and families at our benefit auction.  Your participation and purchases are very valuable to us as we raise funds for capital projects and expenditures, activities for our Community Day Programs and other supportive services.  


Maybe you have partial skeins at your house from previous projects that you would like to get out of the closet.

We'll take them!!

You can call our office at 217-728-7396 or bring them to our offices at 401 W. Water and we will take those colorful remnants off your hands.  


Introducing a new business to our friends and community!  

ROSIE'S RUGS is a business operating from the Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. selling hand-loomed quality blue jean rugs.  Operated by Rosalie Gingerich of Arthur, Rosie cuts strips from salvaged denim jeans, sews them together into strips to be woven through the "warp" - the long threads that run through the loom.  There is variation in the coloring of the blue denim strips due to all the different colored denim that is re-purposed for the strips.  Denim makes a durable, washable rug as shown in the picture above.  

Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.   Rosie utilizes a vintage loom that was donated to the Moultrie County Beacon by Stanley Jenkins of Sullivan.  With the assistance of our jack-of-all-trades Paul Cook, we were able to teach individuals how to use the loom for making rugs.  Rosie decided that she would like to start a business making rugs and we are glad to promote her work for her to enable her to establish a market for her wares.

Rosie's rugs are available in varying lengths with pricing as follows:


       Up to 42” - $20.00

       42” to 52” - $25.00

       52” to 64” - $30.00

       64” to 78” - $35.00

       78” to 80” - $40.00

Over 90” is .50 cents an inch unless extra, extra long

We currently have in stock: one 72" rug, one 55" rug, and two 38" rugs

Order your rugs by calling the Moultrie County Beacon, Inc. at 217-728-7396.  

You may also look up Rosie's Rugs on Facebook and message for information or orders.


Thank You for Attending our 15th Annual Beacon Benefit held  
on April 12, 2019!

Our 15th Annual Benefit Auction was held at the Otto Center, 1/2 mile south of Arthur. This event included an all-day bake sale with fried pies, doughnuts, cakes, cookies, noodles and so many other delicious treats. 

BBQ chicken dinners, Ice cream stand and snack stand with sandwiches, hamburgers & hot dogs were served.

The Auction started at 5:30 p.m. with new furniture, household items, quilts, and numerous donated items.   All proceeds from the auction go to the Moultrie County Beacon.  

This event is sponsored by the Amish community and proceeds are much needed to supplement funding from the State of Illinois for services provided to the individuals we serve with intellectual disabilities.

Need a Ride?
Please click on the picture to be linked to a list of transportation providers in our area for individuals with disabilities, elderly individuals, persons with low income and veterans.

Purpose Statement of The Moultrie County Beacon

We, the Moultrie County Beacon, work together to create

a workplace environment where we demonstrate

honesty, dedication, respect, patience, and understanding.

We provide an innovative and positive atmosphere

for employees that is trusting, uplifting, and rewarding.

Because of this, we celebrate.  Every Day.

--Written together by dedicated employees

of the Moultrie County Beacon on June 22, 2017

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May we give forward

As you give to us

During our Fall Training Day, October 20th, 2017 during our DSP Appreciation Week, we had a presentation by United Way with an entertaining video presentation about the funding that is utilized in Moultrie County and a heartwarming story about the success for a young man who benefited from the generosity of donors.  Payroll deductions were explained and our DSP’s overwhelmingly responded by signing up to donate from their hard-earned pay.  It is said that those with the least, give the most, and with pay raises a distant memory, OUR FOLKS GAVE ANYWAY…….. And we couldn’t be more proud.  

Legislative Updates 
ILLINOIS Association 
of Rehabilitation Facilities

Since its incorporation, IARF has been the voice of human service organizations in government. In addition we have worked to provide agencies with individual consultation on issues that affect them specifically. IARF also commits itself to developing programs that return members’ investment of their dues.  Our purpose is clear, "To assist in the development and improvement of services in Illinois."
The Association represents nearly 80 member agencies providing services and supports in more than 900 locations across the state of Illinois from Galena to Karnak, Chicago to Metro East St. Louis, and Quincy to Danville. Our membership provides services and supports in 111 of 118 legislative districts representing a unique opportunity to shape public policy as our membership is active at the grassroots level.