Monday, March 23, 2009

Events & Vendors Approved

At the March meeting of the Chamber's Marigold Festival Committee, the following events and vendors were approved.

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court vendors
American Cancer Society
Boy Scout Troop 62
Job's Daughters Bethel #55
Pekin Rotary Club
Salvation Army
Southside Business Association

Civic Collage
Illinois Secretary of State
Tazewell County Democrats

Boys & Girls Club of Pekin - Wiffleball Tournament on Sunday
Pekin Hospital - First Aid Station
Rockin' P Rough Riders 4H Club - Pony Leads & Pictures
Upper Limits, Inc. - Climbing Wall

Festival Planning Summary

The Marigold Festival Committee has been hard at work planning the 2009 festival. Here are some highlights from the first three committee meetings of 2009:

CEFCU will sponsor the the soda stations in 2009.

Pepsi will return once again to sponsor the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt.

A couple new events under consideration for the 2009 festival are a wiffleball tournament and a dog show.

Supplies have been purchased for the marigold beds located throughout Pekin. We're currently recruiting sponsors to help with the cost of the plantings.

The Jimmy Johns Marigold Bags Tourney will be back and even bigger than last year. Look for larger prize payouts to more teams, and an expanded tournament bracket with more game courts.

The date of the Miss Marigold Pageant has been tentatively set for Saturday, August 8th at Pekin Community High School. Look for application packets to be ready by the end of April.

Pekin Insurance has agreed to return as the sponsor of the Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court.

Registration packets have gone out to the returning Festive Foods vendors and a meeting was held with the vendors to answer any questions and review the procedures.