Peoria Area Telugu Association (PATA)

Established in 2002

PATA is a Not for Profit (NFP) organization.  It's primary focus is to serve Peoria area community with cultural events and encourage talent. It has evolved based on the needs of the community and organized various cultural events. PATA caters over 1500 community members by conducting 5 major events in a given year - Ugadi, Summer picnic, India's Independence Day, Diwali and Sports. 

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for joining us at our Summer Picnic. The event was a resounding success, and it wouldn't have been possible without your enthusiastic participation.

We were thrilled to see such a fantastic turnout, with over 300 community members coming together on a gorgeous mild sunny day. The weather was truly on our side, providing the perfect backdrop for our gathering. It was a joy to witness the vibrant energy and camaraderie that filled the air throughout the event.

One of the highlights of the picnic was undoubtedly the incredible variety of delicacies that were shared among us. Your contributions truly made the day even more special and enjoyable. The delicious food and beverages brought by each participant added an extra flavor to the event, and we appreciate your generosity in sharing your culinary delights with others.

We would also like to express our gratitude for your ongoing support and involvement with PATA. Your presence and active participation have been instrumental in making our community stronger and more vibrant. The Summer Picnic served as a wonderful opportunity for us to come together, connect, and create lasting memories.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the participants for making the Summer Picnic a grand success. We hope you had a fantastic time, and we look forward to welcoming you to future PATA events.   


Upcoming Events 

Along the same lines we have few more events coming up in summer:

🤝 PATA Serving at Midwest Food Bank of Peoria 🤝

Join us in making a difference by volunteering at the Midwest Food Bank of Peoria. Our group will be labeling and/or packaging bulk food items to prepare them for distribution to local food pantries. By lending a helping hand, we can contribute to ensuring that those in need have access to nutritious meals.

When:  Thursday, June 27th, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please sign up for this option using the following link:

Where: Midwest Food Bank 9005 N Industrial Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

Volunteer Sign-up: To participate in this volunteering opportunity, please visit the sign-up link or scan the QR code and complete the registration process. Your commitment and contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families facing food insecurity.

We encourage you to bring your enthusiasm and willingness to work as part of a team. Together, we can support our local community and foster a spirit of compassion and solidarity.

Save the Date: Summer Sports

Get ready for an action-packed day of fun and sports! More information regarding the event schedule and registration will be shared soon.

The PATA Team is eagerly and tirelessly working to bring an array of exciting events, and your participation is crucial to their success and impact.



Events planned for this year 2023-24