Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Commerce Bank Carnival


Thank you Commerce Bank for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Carnival!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Kids Experience sponsored by Big R


Thank you Big R for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Jimmy John’s Game Zone


Thank you Jimmy Johns for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Game Zone!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Chalk Walk sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station

Thank you NRG Powerton Generating Station for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Chalk Walk!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court


Thank you Pekin Insurance for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Festive Food Court!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Shuttle Bus sponsored by Peoria Limousine


Thank you Peoria Limousine for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Shuttle Bus!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt


Thank you Pepsi for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Marigold Medallion Hunt!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Art in the Park sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings


Thank you Vonderheide Floor Coverings for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Art in the Park!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

UnityPoint Health Civic Collage


Thank you UnityPoint Health for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Civic Collage!

Monday, August 6, 2018

2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Supporters

Thank you to our 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Supporters!

Ameren
Excalibur Seasoning
East Court Village
Homefield Energy
i3 Broadband
Illinois AMerican Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory
OX Paperboard Illinois

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

Thank you Pekin Community Bank for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Showcase Stage! 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

CEFCU Soda Stations

Thank you CEFCU for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Soda Stations! 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Celebrity Tent sponsored by Kouri's Pub


Thank you Kouri’s Pub for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Celebrity Tent!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Commerce Bank Carnival


Thank you Commerce Bank for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Carnival!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kids Experience sponsored by Big R


Thank you Big R for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Jimmy John’s Game Zone


Thank you Jimmy Johns for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Game Zone!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Chalk Walk sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station

Thank you NRG Powerton Generating Station for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Chalk Walk!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court


Thank you Pekin Insurance for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Festive Food Court!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Shuttle Bus sponsored by Peoria Limousine


Thank you Peoria Limousine for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Shuttle Bus!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt


Thank you Pepsi for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Marigold Medallion Hunt!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Art in the Park sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings


Thank you Vonderheide Floor Coverings for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Art in the Park!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

UnityPoint Health Civic Collage


Thank you UnityPoint Health for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Civic Collage!

Monday, July 23, 2018

2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Supporters

Thank you to our 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Supporters!

Ameren
Excalibur Seasoning
East Court Village
Homefield Energy
i3 Broadband
Illinois AMerican Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory
OX Paperboard Illinois

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Pekin Community Bank Showcase Stage

Thank you Pekin Community Bank for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Showcase Stage! 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

CEFCU Soda Stations

Thank you CEFCU for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Soda Stations! 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Celebrity Tent sponsored by Kouri's Pub


Thank you Kouri’s Pub for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Celebrity Tent!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Commerce Bank Carnival


Thank you Commerce Bank for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Carnival!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Kids Experience sponsored by Big R


Thank you Big R for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Jimmy John’s Game Zone


Thank you Jimmy Johns for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Game Zone!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Chalk Walk sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station

Thank you NRG Powerton Generating Station for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Chalk Walk!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court


Thank you Pekin Insurance for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Festive Food Court!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Shuttle Bus sponsored by Peoria Limousine


Thank you Peoria Limousine for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Shuttle Bus!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt


Thank you Pepsi for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Marigold Medallion Hunt!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

UnityPoint Health Civic Collage


Thank you UnityPoint Health for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Civic Collage!

Art in the Park sponsored by Vonderheide Floor Coverings


Thank you Vonderheide Floor Coverings for sponsoring the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Art in the Park!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sandrock Named 2018 Grand Marshal

The Pekin Marigold Festival Committee is happy to announce Dale Sandrock as the 2018 Marigold Festival Grand Marshal. The Kiwanis Club of Pekin nominated Dale and made the surprise announcement at one of their weekly meetings. They wrote in their nomination that Dale “cares deeply for his community and is consistently doing what he can to make the world around him a better place.” 

It has always been important to Dale to help others. It is no secret that he assists his neighbors by cutting grass and removing snow. After the North Pekin tornado, Dale spent many hours using his heavy equipment to clean up the area. He makes himself available to encourage friends and family and to provide advice and support.

Dale sees the value in investing in the future and finding ways to enrich the youth. He & his wife, Lela, were host parents to foreign exchange students thru Youth For Understanding (YFU) and volunteered as area representatives for the YFU by interviewing families interested in hosting as well as chaperoning students safely back to their home country. Dale recently started a recognition program to encourage and honor members of the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin for honesty, leadership, good decisions, and volunteering. He once helped a troubled young man get back on track by acting as a mentor, paying for college, and ultimately helping the young man land a job. This relationship led to the formation of The Dale and Lela Sandrock Scholarship which provides two graduates of PCHS, who are in the top 50% of their graduating class with financial need, the opportunity to earn a four-year college degree.

Dale is involved in many community organizations and his contributions don’t stop with his time and talents. He has been an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Pekin for 22 years & currently serves on the board. He recently purchased a kettle corn maker that will help in the club’s fundraising efforts for years to come and made a generous donation through the club for the “Fund a Ride for Austin and Jackson” project which provided a handicap accessible van for two brothers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Dale has served on the Pekin Public Library board, the Pekin Concert Association and as a Deacon & youth leader at First Christian Church. He has been a member of the Pekin Barbershop Chorus and the Tazewell County Museum and Education Center. He donates to the University of Illinois Foundation for trophies at the 4-H Fair, summer band concerts in Mineral Springs Park, the Salvation Army of Pekin, Carol’s House of Hope, AMBUCS, and to many more.

The nomination for Dale Sandrock described him as “very humble and never seeking praise or attention, which is why he is so deserving of this honor.”

Congratulations, Dale Sandrock - our 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival Grand Marshal!

You can see more pictures from this event at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/q2YijGtgbYneaiM23

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cheers to Marigolds Welcome John Ratzenberger!!!

The Pekin Marigold Festival proudly welcomes John Ratzenberger as our 2018 Guest Celebrity to help us celebrate the festival theme: “Cheers to Marigolds.” John will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday of the festival, September 8th and 9th.
A multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, John Ratzenberger may be best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom “Cheers.” Along with his eleven seasons on “Cheers”, John has worked in feature films, made appearances on numerous TV shows and commercials, but animation has been a natural home to John’s versatile vocal talents. He is the only actor to participate in every Pixar film, voicing the iconic characters of Mack the Truck, Hamm the Piggy Bank and his favorite, P.T. Flea. Due to John’s volume of film work, he is listed as the 6th most successful actor of all time in terms of box office receipts.
John produced and starred in the Travel Channel documentary series “Made in America,” which highlighted U.S.-made goods and workers. He also co-founded the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness among young people of skilled trades and engineering disciplines. And in 2010, he became affiliated with and now represents the Center for America (formerly the Foundation for Fair Civil Justice) to further develop his work and increase awareness about the skilled worker shortage facing the United States and the changes needed to positively impact and increase the number of skilled workers. Articles written by John about the skills shortage in America have appeared in many leading publications and web blogs.
John was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, attended St. Ann's School in Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. In 1971, he moved to London and while working as a carpenter in London, he began his career in the performing arts. Early in his career, John founded Eco Pak Industries, a company that developed and manufactured packaging alternatives made from biodegradable and non-toxic recycled paper as a safe alternative to Styrofoam “peanuts” and plastic bubble wrap which is now used worldwide.
John Ratzenberger will be riding in the Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Busey Bank, signing autographs at the Celebrity Tent sponsored by Kouri’s Pub and answering questions during a special Q & A Session. Watch for more details on the Marigold Festival Facebook Page and website.
We look forward to having John Ratzenberger at the 2018 Pekin Marigold Festival with “Cheers to Marigolds”!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Supporters!

Thank you to all of our great 2017 Pekin Marigold Supporters:
Ameren
CenturyLink
Excalibur Seasonings
East Court Village
Homefield Energy
i3 Broadband
Illinois American Water
Liberty Village of Pekin

Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Shuttle Bus!

Thank you Peoria Limousine for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Shuttle Bus Services!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Golf Carts!

Thank you UnityPoint Health for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Golf Carts!

Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival

Just a few pictures from the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival can be found at:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/L8J8FrQfL0ckWPCF2

Congratulations to this years NRG Powerton Generating Station Chalk Walk Winners!!


Miss Marigold Queen's Choice: Allie Duez
Chairman's Choice: Taylor Cady
Grand Marshal's Choice: Katelyn Stolz
Mayor's Choice: Erica Sher
1st Place 6th Grade and Under: Elizabeth Mount
1st Place Junior High: Gabrielle Gonzalez
1st Place High School: Ashley Mont
1st Place Adult: Rebekah Broeker
Overall Best Use of Color: Taylor Benson
Overall Best Use of 3D: JoAnne Ferree and Jenna Owens
Overall Best Reproduction of a Master's Work: Sarah Broeker
Overall Best in Show: Katelyn Price
Overall Best in Theme: Gabrielle Gonzalez
Overall Grand Champion: JoAnne Ferree and Jenna Owens


You can see some pictures of all the entries at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/pYL9FoFnKPoH6ajK2

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Art In The Park!

Thank you South Side Bank for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Art In The Park!

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Busey Bank Parade

Congratulations to all 145 entries in the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Busey Bank. And, congratulations to the following organizations for winning the following parade awards:

Busey Bank Traveling Trophy - First Baptist Church of Pekin

Busey Bank Parade Sponsor Award - North Parkway Assembly of God

Chamber Representative Award - Artistic Community Theatre

Grand Marshal's Choice Award - New Fellowship Church

Festival Chairman's Choice - Big R

2017 Miss Marigold - Queen's Choice - First Pekin Savings Bank

You can find some pictures from the parade at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/woQsfuv5ddsm02Uw1

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival First Aid Station!

Thank you UnityPoint Health-Pekin for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival First Aid Tent!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Chalk Walk!

Thank you NRG Powerton Generating Station for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Chalk Walk!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Freaky Fast Pitch!

Thank you Jimmy Johns for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Freaky Fast Pitch!

Parade Line-Up


2017 Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Busey Bank

Line up #       Title


1          Pekin Police Department

2          Tazewell County Sheriff's Office

3          Pekin Firefighter's Color Guard

4          Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team

4a        Greater Peoria Area Crime Stoppers

4b        Pekin Police Explorers

5          Busey Bank - Parade Sponsor

6          Marigold Festival Grand Marshal - Brett Bode

7          Pekin Community High School Marching Dragons

8          PCHS Cheerleaders

9          Miss Marigold - Hope Tilstra

10        Miss Marigold 1st & 2nd runner Up

11        Miss Marigold Court

12        Miss Marigold Court

13        Miss Marigold Court

14        Miss Marigold Court

15        Marigold Festival Chairmen - Brigitte Krieg

16        Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce President - Becky Saban

17        Marigold Medallion Hunt Winner

18        Pekin Mayor John McCabe

19        Pekin Fire Department & Councilman

20        Pekin Marigold Celebrity Guest - Erik Estrada

21        Alpha Media 104.9 The WOLF

22        Pekin Community Softball Association

23        Aboard the Ark

24        Mid Illini Bandits

25        Broadmoor Cheerleading and Poms

26        Pekin Junior High Band

27        Edison Junior High Cheerleading and Poms

28        ESPY Motocross and ATV Park

29        WCIC

30        Brady's Carpet Cleaners

31        CEC Entertainment (Chuck E Cheese's of Peoria, IL

32        Aerial Athletics

33        Commerce Bank

34        Tazewell County Medical Society

35        Trinity Lutheran Church

37        Midwest Central High School 

39        Facet Technologies

40        New Beginnings Fellowship in Christ

41        Gold's Gym Express

42        Porter Electric LLC

43        The Haunted Infirmary

44        Greg Ladendorf's State Farm

45        Bridgeway Community Church

46        Bethel #55 Pekin Job's Daughters

47        i3 Broadband

48        Tumblebus  & Boogiebus

49        City Church

50        Pekin Park District School of Tumble/Cheer & Dance

51        Midwest Central Middle School

52        Inspired Style Company

53        Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center

54        KZBEME Fingerprinting, Inc.

55        FCPDC Inc.

56        Dan Pfeifer State Farm

57        Pekin Amateur Hockey Association

58        Tazewell County Democrats

59        Kennedy for Illinois

60        Georgetowne Middle School

61        Knights of Columbus

62        First United Methodist Church of Pekin

63        John Evans Supportive Living Community

64        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

65        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

66        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

67        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

68        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

69        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

70        Little Mr. & Miss Marigold

71        Beverly Manor Junior High School

72        Miss Tremont, Allie Ramlo

73        Pekin Lodge Moose 916

74        Pekin Pride Soccer Club

75        Ghostbusters Peoria

76        ServPro

77        Tazewell County Republicans

77a      Steve Bresnahan for Tazewell County Coroner

78        Citizens for Hranka

79        Mike Eeten for Tazewell County Sheriff

80        Representative Mike Unes

81        Scott Price for Tazewell County Coroner

82        Citizens for Jeff Lower for Sheriff

83        Big R of Pekin

85        Pekin Alignment & Autobody

86        Pekin Alignment & Autobody

87        Marquette Heights Men's Club of Central IL

88        Creve Coeur Girl Scout Troops 4635 & 4195

89        First Baptist Church - Pekin

90        Soulshine Art Studio

91        Good Shepherd Lutheran School

92        Hair Cuttery

94        Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts

95        UnityPoint Health - Pekin

96        Rankin Cheerleading

97        Grace United Methodist Church

98        Fides Demolay

99        Alpha Media 93.3 The Drive

100     The Hope Chest

101     MDT Productions DJ/Karaoke Service

102     Artistic Community Theatre

103     Coryell Remodeling

104     North Parkway Assembly of God

105     First Pekin Savings Bank

106     The Noteables

107     Pekin Insurance

108     Sport Clips

109     Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

110     Roanoke Benson High School

111     Pekin Paintball Park

112     Heroes Inc.

113     Kuk Sool Won of Pekin

114     TAiLS & Grafleman Farms

115     The Salvation Army

116     The Villas of HollyBrook

117     Alpha Media G 102.3

118     Pekin Public Library

119     Concordia Lutheran Marching Cougars

120     Trouble Free Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

121     Pekin York Rite Freemasons

122     Hallmark House

123     T-Mobile

124     Peoria Prowlers Roller Derby

125     WBNH Radio

126     Town & Country Baptist Church

127     Alpha Media Super Hits WIRL

128     Advanced Medical Transport

129     Washington Middle School

130     Liberty Village of Pekin

131     Thriller Jeep for Thrill the World

132     Carpenters Local 237

133     Millwright Local 1051

134     The Cross Baptist Church

135     Nolan Heitzman

136     Two Men and a Truck

137     Parkin Pullin Squad

138     Central Illinois Tumbling & Trampoline

139     TAPS

140     Dreamscapes Landscaping

142     Cricket Wireless

143     Tumble Jungle Bus

144     Wildlife Prairie Park

145     Classical Dance Academy

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience!

Thank you Big R of Pekin for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience!


Monday, September 4, 2017

2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Carnival!

Thank you Commerce Bank for sponsoring the 2017 Pekin Marigold Festival Carnival!