Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt Ready To Go

The First Clue in the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt will be released at 11:30am on Monday, August 31st. The clues will be in the Pekin Daily Times, on The Wolf 104.9 FM, and on the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt blog at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wiffleball Tourney

Another NEW EVENT this year is the Wiffleball Tourney sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Pekin. It will be held on Sunday, September 13th on Diamond #1 in Mineral Springs Park. Registration is at 9:00 am with games beginning at 10:00 am. Team categories are Competitive (Fast pitch) or Recreational (Slow pitch). Cost is $20 per person with a $75 team minimum. Also available for your enjoyment is the Home Run Derby. This event is open to the public with a $2 fee for ten swings of the bat that are NOT home runs. Download a team registration form at: You can also download the official Marigold Wiffleball Classic rules at: Wiffleball Classic Rules.pdf

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Grow for the Gold Winners

Congratulations to the following residential and commercial winners in the 2009 Grow for the Gold Garden Contest. And thanks to the Pekin Garden Club for their assistance and congratulations on their 80th birthday!

Residential Winners
1. Melissa King - Chestnut Street
2. Harriet Arington - Lincoln Street
3. Debra Cooney - Florence

Commercial Winners
1. Pekin Community Bank - 601 Court Street
2. Kiwanis Club of Pekin - Court Street across from Memorial Stadium
3. Hoe and Hope Club - 14th & Willow

Monday, August 10, 2009

Diane Jess Crowned Miss Marigold

Congratulations to Miss Diane Jess who was crowned Miss Marigold at the August 8, 2009 Miss Marigold Queen Pageant. Also, congratulations to all of the contestants: Sarah Gouliard, Megan Shreffler, Marjorie Miller, Katrina Robison, Trisha Lynn Fleeharty, and Brittney Heath. You can see plenty of pictures from the pageant at

Friday Night Family Fest

Kick off the Marigold Festival weekend with the Friday Night Family Fest sponsored by Pekin Main Street. There will be lots of food, lots of fun and one of Pekin's favorite Marigold events - the Lip Sync Contest. Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite and be ready for a great night of family fun! Friday Night Family Fest is held on Friday, September 11th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm around the courthouse square in historic downtown Pekin. You can download an application for the Lip Sync contest by clicking here:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CEFCU Soda Stations & Marigold Festival Commemorative Mugs

The Marigold Festival committee is pleased to announce CEFCU is sponsoring the Marigold Festival Soda Stations and commemorative mugs. The 22-ounce limited-edition, dated mug is made of heavy colorful plastic with a sturdy handle and carries this year's Marigold Festival logo. Mugs will be available before the festival at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce and will include a coupon for soda products redeemable at the festival. Cost is $4.00 which includes a bottle of soda and $1 refills. Look for the CEFCU Soda Stations located on both sides of Pavilion Road in the Art in the Park area (refer to your brochure map). CEFCU Soda Stations will be open on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, September 13th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.