Trick or Trot

Beginning at Spero Mt. Vernon Main Campus this professionally timed 5K walk/run race takes you around the quaint neighborhoods surrounding our main campus. Over 100 men, women, and children compete in their own age category. Overall winner and winners for each age and gender category. Costume contest, Monster Dash kids run, and many other family attractions add to this race to make it one of the best Mt. Vernon has to offer.
See the Race Route

Saturday, October 21st

Registration-8:00 am

Race Time-9:00 am

Race Day $35

Pre-Registrtion has ended. Please register the day of the race!

Race includes a police escort and ambulance follow.

Awards for the top 2 finishers, male and female in each age category. Overall Male and Female winners will recieve a trophy.

Thanks to our friends at DermWarehouse or providing us with sunscreen samples to keep everyone’s skin protected at this year’s event!

Monster Dash Kids Run

A Half-mile Run Through Sleepy Hollow neighborhood

Kids ages 10 and younger

Race Time-10:00 am

Pre-Registration $10.00/Race Day $15.00

Costume Contest

Best Group Costume

Best Individual Costume

Best Youth Costume

Best Overall Costume

We encourage fun, family-friendly costumes (nothing spooky/scary); please do not bring any costume props that resemble weapons.

Not a Runner? Lots of Family Fun Activities!

Face Painting

Cookie Decorating

Selfie Station

Candy Station

Hot Cocoa

Contact Ranee Kujawa for more information

618-242-1070 ext. 236

Be a part of the 10th annual Festival of Trees. Held at the historic Granada Center for the Performing Arts, offering over 40 trees for purchase in a silent bid format. This 4 day event offers a kaleidoscope of holiday sights, sounds and scents you won’t forget. Held Thursday-Sunday with a preview party kick off on Thursday night.

Preview Party

Thursday, November 16th-5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with a first look and chance to purchase one of this years amazing trees or wreaths. Enjoy appetizers, holiday music and the Christmas atmosphere!

Preview Party Live Auction Tickets available at the door $5.00 donation.

Must be 18 to enter Thursday Only. Trees purchase during the event must stay until the completion of the festival. Delivery/pick-up will be scheduled.

Stop by All Weekend Long!


Friday, November 17th-4:00-7:30 pm

Saturday, November 18th-noon-6:00 pm

Cookies with Santa-Saturday, noon-2:00 pm

Sunday, November 19th-noon-3:00 pm

Tree winners will be called after 3:30 pm

2016 Festival of Trees Favorite Tree

Sponsor a Tree or Wreath

Individuals, businesses, community groups, etc. can sponsor a tree for a chance to be named the Festival of Trees favorite tree. Must follow festival guidelines.

Click for Tree Guidelines

Contact Ranee Kujawa for more information

618-242-1070 ext. 236

Festival of Trees 2017 West Frankfort

Thursday, November 30th

5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Located at The West Frankfort Aquatic and Activities Center

1100 E Cleveland St, West Frankfort, IL

Cost $20.00 per person

Tickets avaliable at the West Frankfort Chamber of Commerce office, online and at the door.


Buy Tickets

Enjoy a beautiful start to the holiday season with a Christmas tree auction. This highly anticipated, signature event by Spero Family Services in Mt. Vernon is being brought to West Frankfort! Each tree is handmade and donated by a school, business or community group/individual. These trees will be sold in a silent bid auction. You will have the opportunity to hear about Spero’s mission of Hope, Help and Healing, while enjoying appetizers and the sights and sounds of Christmas.

Individuals, businesses, community groups, etc. can sponsor a tree for a chance to be named the Festival of Trees favorite tree and featured on all 2018 promotions.

*Must follow festival guidelines.

Tree Guidelines

Contact Ranee Kujawa for more information

618-242-1070 ext. 236

Join us at Spero Main Campus for a free evening to share the joy of Christmas.

Friday, December 1st

5:30- 7:30 pm

2023 Richview Road, Mt. Vernon, IL

Drive through to enjoy the Nativity scenes or stop a have a cup of hot cocoa, listen to the choirs and more!

If you or your church would like to participate in this community event please contact Ranee Kujawa

Thank you for making the 22nd Annual Golf Classic a success!

Spero Charity Golf Classic

In its 22nd year the Spero Charity Golf Classic offers a fun filled day of golf and activities. Grab your golf clubs and get your colleagues and friends to join us for a day of golf, networking, and fun, and help raise needed funds for Spero Family Services. The tournament will be a four person scramble format and all golfers are welcome! Held at the beautiful Green Hills Golf Club in Mt. Vernon. 18 holes with cart, lunch on the course, 19th hole hors d’oeuvre, and lots of door prizes.

2017 Pictures

2017 Pictures

2017 Pictures

2017 Pictures

2017 Pictures

Check Back Next Year for Information on the 2018 Spero Charity Golf Classic!


    Trick-or-Trot 5K @ Spero Main Campus
    Oct 21 all-day
    Festival of Trees Preview Party & Auction @ The Granada Center for Performing Art
    Nov 16 all-day
    Festival of Trees @ The Granada Center for Performing Art
    Nov 17 – Nov 20 all-day
    Live Nativity @ Spero Main Campus
    Dec 1 all-day


    Contact us about additional information or questions you may have.