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In 1969, the Cumberland County Extension Education Building Association (CCEEBA), a non-profit organization, was formed to provide and promote educational programs.

It is our mission to provide a community facility focused on, but not limited to, agriculturally based programs and a youth livestock center for residents of Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

The “Raisin’ the Roof” campaign will continue until the total project amount is paid for.


The funds generated from the "Raisin' the Roof" endeavor will allow the Cumberland County Extension Education Building Association (CCEEBA) to construct a new livestock building and open the doors to many educations programs and activities for the community.

We cannot provide these services without the support from our "Raisin' the Roof" campaign donors. All monies will stay local and no contribution is too small.

This campaign will be an investment to the future of Cumberland County.


Monies will be raised through individual, business, and organization donations.  CCEEBA is a 501 (c)(3) organization and donations could qualify as a tax-deduction.

In addition, fund raising events are happening now and in the immediate future.  This includes the annual fund raising dinner/auction.  This event is held in March each year.

Other fun and exciting events are being planned and will be presented here and on our Facebook page.

The Vision to Fruition

The CCEEBA Community Event Center and Livestock Building is located at 205 S New York St in Toledo, Illinois.

The Event Center which is 66 x 124 ft. is home to indoor 4-H projects, educational, public speaking, birthday, wedding and any other major events. 

The Livestock facility is home to 4-H and animal events. Camper parking is available as well. 

Plans yet include to build a bathroom and shower combination for when the 4-H families are here with their campers. Also planned is an area just north and east of the Event Center with an enclosed, fenced outdoor horse arena to the south.

SUPPORT LEVELS - Your contribution is greatly appreciated

FRIEND - $1,000+
Recognition Brick with donor's name

Acknowledgement on Facebook
Recognition Brick with donor's name

PARTNER - $10,000+
Acknowledgement on Facebook
Recognition Brick with donor's name
Donor's name on bench

VISIONARY - $30,000+
Acknowledgement on Facebook
Recognition Brick with donor's name
Plaque displayed inside Community Facility

Acknowledgement on Facebook
Recognition Brick with donor's name
Plaque displayed at entry of Community Facility

GRAND CHAMPION - $100,000+
Acknowledgement on Facebook
Recognition Brick with donor's name
Signage displayed on Livestock Show Arena

Thank you for supporting our project.  Because of the size of these donation levels, online contributions will not be processed. plus, we want to be able to give you the recognition you deserve. Please contact Joyce Hemmen at 217-246-3006 or Lori Walk at 217-962-0825 to make these donations. Thank you!

Sponsorships may be made by civic organizations, businesses, or individuals. Sponsorships may be tax deductible.

What our Cumberland County residents have to say . . .

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  • "4-H has taught me skills for the future.  I learned the importance of keeping good records. I showed livestock in 4-H and county shows. Probably on of the most beneficial skills I learned was communication through public speaking.  All of these skills helped me develop leadership qualities."

    Terry Nash
    Nash Grain Farms

  • "4-H has taught me to be a hard worker, reponsibility in caring for my animals and how to manage my time. 4-H makes all things possible. The new youth facility in Cumberland County will provide more opportunities for youth for years to come."

    Jarin Maxey
    Student at Lake Land College

  • "Growing up on a farm, I had already gained some skills at an early age. 4-H helped me improve my time management, responsibility, accountability and communication skills. In the long run, 4-H became an amazing resume builder for me for internships and scholarship applications throughout my college years at Lake Land and SIUC. I have returned to work on the family farm for a living and hopefully, as time goes by and I have children of my own, I will be able to enter them in 4-H so they can have a memorable experience similar to mine."

    Julie Wente
    Wente Dairy Farms

  • "The Extension Staff works closely with individuals and HCE groups to address current issues of the individuals and families. They provide information in-person, classes, on-line resources, videos and social medial."

    Phylis Sowers
    Retired Cumberland School District Nurse

  • "During my several years in 4-H, I developed leadership skills through member demonstrations, project meetings and community service activities. I now own and operate a business in Cumberland County. I can confidently use my leadership skills when working with employees. 4-H had a huge impact on my life and I will continue to use the skills I learned daily."

    Grant Cox
    Cox's Body Shop

  • "My grandmother, Mary Ruth McKinney, was a huge advocate of 4-H and instilled that same value in all her family. Public speaking skills helped carry me through my education and continued with me into my career. I have seen my children flourish and 4-H has been the most influential gift we could give our children."

    Tonya Mckinney-Hill, R.Ph
    Neoga Sav-Mor Pharmacy

Cumberland County Extension Education Building Association

PO Box 563  |  Toledo, Illinois 62468

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CCEEBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Federal Tax ID Number 84-3968959
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