PEORIA (WEEK) – One party for a local Peoria leader was four months in the making.
Carl Cannon hosted a watch party for the premiere of a documentary episode featuring his work in the community.
It’s part of a Facebook series by Mike Rowe called Returning the Favor.
Cannon runs the Elite Youth Outreach Program for the Peoria Park District – working with kids to make sure they stay on the right track as they navigate life.
All told, this episode brought in more than $100,000 to the program.
He said he hopes people don’t think all the problems are solved just because they’ve received some recognition.
“I’m hoping there’s a spike of pride and a surge of, ‘can I help?’ because we don’t have enough help,” he said. “The danger of tonight is people say, ‘it's perfect, it’s lined up…,’ it’s not.”
You can watch the episode on Facebook.