Posted on Leave a comment

Happy Holidays from EECS

Happy Holidays from EECS

by Katelyn Niehaus

December 23, 2022 – Carmi, IL – This holiday season, we were given several chances to give back to our small community. We are so blessed to have the time and resources to help out our community in any way we can, so when an opportunity arises, we are excited to take it. 

Firstly, we partnered with Pets at Risk and WRUL to do our second annual “Santa Paws” event on December 3rd. For this photoshoot, pets, children, and families got to pose with Santa Claus on a set designed by our team. Digital photo releases were available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going to Pets at Risk. Top Shelf Discounters also raffled off the tree from the photo set to raise additional funds.

“This event has to be my favorite thing we do,” said Evil Eye Creative Studio Owner and Founder, Hailey Winkleman. “Not only is it fun, but it benefits the community, too! Animals hold a special place in my heart, so I am so happy that we get to give back to a group like Pets at Risk who helps animals directly.”

“This was the best day!” said volunteering intern, Chloe Veatch. “Just seeing all the dogs was worth it.”

Another intern volunteering at the event, Jovie Wagner, agreed: “I’m so glad we did this!”

We were also able to purchase gifts for a less fortunate child through the Giving Tree program at First Bank. We were paired with a child from our community and spent a whole afternoon shopping for Christmas gifts together. We were able to buy items the child needed as well as some toys they had asked for.

“Knowing that this child now gets to wake up and have a normal Christmas morning is a very rewarding feeling,” said Katelyn Niehaus, and intern who volunteered for the shopping day.

“This program has always stood out to me as an amazing effort by outstanding individuals in our community,” said Hailey. “I would like to recognize First Bank and the team that volunteers to put this together not just for our child, but for dozens of children in our city.”

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We are looking forward to another great year, and seeing what all the new year brings our way. See you all in 2023!

Other Recent Posts
Posted on Leave a comment

Corn Day 2022 Recap

Corn Day 2022 Recap

by Katelyn Niehaus

October 15, 2022 – Carmi, IL – Corn Day is a very special time in Carmi! This long-established festival is a favorite for residents, and Evil Eye Creative Studio was proud to be a part of this year’s event. As usual, Corn Day was held the second weekend in October, and was organized by the Carmi Kiwanis club.

This year we had the honor of creating the Official 2022 Corn Day shirts. The theme was “May the Corn be with You,” which has a Star Wars flair. We were able to ask the community members for ideas for the shirts through an online contest through our website. The final design was combined between two winners, Ally Pollard and Isaac Northcott. We would like to thank the Carmi Kiwanis Club for giving us this opportunity and trusting us with this big project. It was a lot of fun!

“When I first started getting into communications and design, I remember thinking, ‘I hope I can someday design something for Corn Day,'” said Hailey Winkleman, Owner and Founder at Evil Eye Creative Studio. “It is so humbling to be asked to be a part of such a momentous event in our community.”

We also enjoyed partnering with WRUL and volunteering for Pets at Risk for some holiday themed photoshoots following the Corn Day Pet Parade. “Puppy Pic or Treat” was a Halloween themed photo shoot. Digital photo releases were available for purchase, and 100% of the profits went to Pets at Risk.

“The dog photo events are one of the best things we do,” said Hailey. “It’s such a great way to use our skills to benefit animals in need, something that I’m personally very passionate about.”

We would like to thank WRUL for asking us to participate in this project. In December, we will be holding our second “Santa Paws” event with a Christmas themed set where the pets and their families get to pose for pictures with Santa Claus.

The entire team at EECS is so grateful for a successful Corn Day in 2022, and we can’t wait to see what happens next year! Thank you again to Carmi Kiwanis Club and WRUL for working with us this year.

Other Recent Posts