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A Brief History of
The Unique Twist &
Twisting Crew
" Where Balloon Animals Are Not Just Dogs Anymore ! "
The Unique Twist was started in 1995, by Doug, as a simple but
Entertaining Way to Amuse and Amaze Both Family and Friends.

Starting with only one book and one bag of balloons, the first couple of
months were quite entertaining, as the same dozen or so, balloon animals
were made over, and over, and over.

Both family and friends were tired of dogs and such, and encouraged more
creations, which led to more creativity, to keep them satisfied.  More books
and different balloon creations led to satisfied customers and opened more
doors.

Not long after, family and friends grew to include more and more folks wanting
balloon creations, and thus , the business expanded to include private parties,
small events, and private picnics.

Word of mouth from these events quickly resulted in even more work at trade
shows, festival events, church functions, restaurants, and much more !

Yet even as the business " ballooned", the focus remained the same.

To bring happiness and smiles to people of all ages through unusual and
unique balloon creations.
Thus the name----
 The Unique Twist

After many successful " Kids Festivals",  The Unique Twist expanded
again to take on new clients, new events: including craft shows, school
carnivals, fun fairs, and all types of festivals both indoors and outside.

In early  2009,  an additional Twister was added to the
The Unique Twist.  Balloon Artist, Ron Richardson became  qualified,
ready and willing to help keep up with the demand of the still growing and
expanding entertainment venue of balloon art in Central Illinois.
Ron  has been welcomed warmly to the area, and is a great addition.  (Ron
died in Nov. 2009). He is sadly missed.
In May 2010,  Ruthee Weiner, The Unique Twist's first female artist joined the
twisting crew.

In 2011 the name changed to The Unique Twist & Twisting Crew to reflect the
fact that even more artists were working to make events special with balloon
entertainment.

All in all,
The Unique Twist  has grown from just a few minor and small
events per year-- to many major venues and events per month as well as
private parties and others.

Even as the number of creations made expanded, (currently over
(300), and
the number of events grew bigger the mission has remained the same no
matter the size or type of event....

To have fun and bring smiles and happiness to the young and young at heart,
by providing Quality Balloon Art Fun, and Entertainment at a Reasonable and
Affordable Rate.
WEEK-TV's,  Kids-Now-a-DAYS Festival  1996
Balloons make everyone smile
The way to anyones heart is thru balloons
Life on the living room circuit 2006
At a private Birthday party for Sam  2000
At The Taste of Peoria 2003
with guest taster judge Jay
Hard at work in 2000
Taste of Peoria 2004
Last updated
12/22/11
since
1995
Ron Richardson , New Twister
2009
In Memory of
Ron Richardson
1952 -2009
In Memory of
Ron Richardson
1952 -2009
& Twisting Crew  LLC
There is only one name to remember for all
Your  Balloon Artist Needs
The Unique Twist & Twisting Crew !
Proudly Serving Peoria, East Peoria, Bloomington, Normal,
Galesburg, Morton, Pontiac, Springfield, Tremont,
Washington, Dunlap, Quad Cities, Burlington, Pekin, Lincoln,
Decatur, Chillicothe, Elmwood and your City !
The Unique Twist
The Unique Twist
The Unique Twist was started in 1995, by Doug, as a simple but
Entertaining Way to Amuse and Amaze Both Family and Friends.

Starting with only one book and one bag of balloons, the first couple of
months were quite entertaining, as the same dozen or so, balloon animals
were made over, and over, and over.

Both family and friends were tired of dogs and such, and encouraged more
creations, which led to more creativity, to keep them satisfied.  More books
and different balloon creations led to satisfied customers and opened more
doors.

Not long after, family and friends grew to include more and more folks wanting
balloon creations, and thus , the business expanded to include private parties,
small events, and private picnics.

Word of mouth from these events quickly resulted in even more work at trade
shows, festival events, church functions, restaurants, and much more !

Yet even as the business " ballooned", the focus remained the same.

To bring happiness and smiles to people of all ages through unusual and
unique balloon creations.
Thus the name----
 The Unique Twist

After many successful " Kids Festivals",  The Unique Twist expanded
again to take on new clients, new events: including craft shows, school
carnivals, fun fairs, and all types of festivals both indoors and outside.

In early  2009,  an additional Twister was added to the
The Unique Twist.  Balloon Artist, Ron Richardson became  qualified,
ready and willing to help keep up with the demand of the still growing and
expanding entertainment venue of balloon art in Central Illinois.
Ron  has been welcomed warmly to the area, and is a great addition.  (Ron
died in Nov. 2009). He is sadly missed.
In May 2010,  Ruthee Weiner, The Unique Twist's first female artist joined the
twisting crew. In Aug 2011, Lukas joined our team. Jacob, Trudy & Allan , 2012

In 2011 the name changed to The Unique Twist & Twisting Crew to reflect the
fact that even more artists were working to make events special with balloon
entertainment.

All in all,
The Unique Twist  has grown from just a few minor and small
events per year-- to many major venues and events per month as well as
private parties and others.

Even as the number of creations made expanded, (currently over
(300), and
the number of events grew bigger the mission has remained the same no
matter the size or type of event....

To have fun and bring smiles and happiness to the young and young at heart,
by providing Quality Balloon Art Fun, and Entertainment at a Reasonable and
Affordable Rate.