The Guardian Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration Banquet

The Guardian Center, Inc. is pleased to bring Midwest Dueling Pianos to our 20th Year Celebration on Friday, March 2nd.  Sponsorships are available for this event to support our programs for abused children and their families.

Twenty Years!  It’s hard to believe, but true.  A long time to be providing services to children and families, but so rewarding!  We hope to fill the banquet hall with guests to enjoy this evening of fun entertainment while helping us raise funds to fulfill our mission!

Midwest Dueling Pianos offers a wildly entertaining music and comedy dueling piano show that our guests will love. The one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that is Midwest Dueling Pianos will have guests singing, dancing, and laughing, along with their friends and family.

The event will be held at the Castle at the Windsor Oaks in Grayville, with the doors opening at 5:15.  A buffet dinner will be served at 6 pm (with a meatless option for those observing Lent). There will be auction items and a raffle as well as a cash bar (beer & wine only).

For those interested in volunteering to help or donate items for the auction, please call 618-382-8247 or email or  .





The Guardian Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 37-1377173.

Saline Satellite
2 Locust St, Suite B
Harrisburg, IL  62946
(618) 294-8422  


Wabash Satellite
909 W. 3rd Street

Mt. Carmel, IL 62863



Healing Harbor Satellite
1108 Allen St

Robinson, IL  62454



















The Guardian Center is

Seeking Nominations for “Friend of the Children Award”


The Guardian Center, Inc. is seeking nominations for its Annual “Friend of the Children” Award. 


The Guardian Center wishes to honor an individual who contributes in a special way to meet the needs of children in its service area.  We would like to reward an individual committed to serving children in their community.  We are asking that members of the public submit a letter of nomination for a person they believe has shown exemplary commitment to the needs of children and whose efforts should be acknowledged. 


Nominations are open to all persons in White, Gallatin, Saline, Edwards, Wabash, Richland, Lawrence, and Crawford County except for paid staff of The Guardian Center, Inc.


The primary criteria for the Friend of the Children Award are:


Ø The individual has an established record of working with children

in some mentoring/treatment/character building activity.


Ø The individual has gone “above and beyond” the call of duty in

their service to children.


Please write a letter outlining the accomplishments or activities of the individual. 


It is recommended that submissions include one or two letters of support, but this is not necessary to make a nomination.  Nominations will be received until Friday, February 9 at 5 p.m. 


The Award Recipient will be recognized at our 2018 20th Year Celebration Banquet on March 2nd, 2018 at the Castle at Windsor Oaks in Grayville, Illinois.  Notice will be provided to the nominating party between February 12-16th so that arrangements can be made to have the recipient present for the award.


Please send your nominations to Friend of the Children Award in C/O The Guardian Center, 1124 Oak Street, Carmi, IL 62821 or email them to:


If you have any questions or if you would like to purchase tickets to attend the 2018 Banquet on February 4th, please call the Center at 618-382-8247.