Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court and CEFCU Soda Stations!

Looking forward to all the great food coming up NEXT weekend at the Marigold Festival! Check out all the great food vendors at Pekin Insurance Festive Food Court and don't forget to pick up your commemerative mug at the CEFCU Soda Stations!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ameren Festival Showcase Stage!

So excited for the many great shows we have lined up at the Ameren Festival Showcase Stage!

Marigold Women's Golf Outing

Below are the results from the August 23rd Marigold Women's Golf Outing.  Unfortunately, the storms put a damper on the event held at Parkview Golf Course.  But we still have winners!

Twenty-four teams finished their round and were flighted based on their scores.  The remaining 11 temas were randomly drawn to complete the final two flights.

The Hole Contests Winners…
                Hole 3 – Longest Putt – Linda Abts  (golf for 4 @ Sunset Hills Golf Club)
                Hole 8 – Closest to the Pin – Sharon Rose (golf for 4 @ Sunset Hills Golf Club)
                Hole 12 – Long Drive – Angie Flannigan (golf for 4 @ Parkview Golf Course)
                Hole 17 – Closes to the Pin – Lucy Elliott (dozen golf balls donated by Pekin Insurance)

We are still looking for the winners of two more prizes...Hole #5 for Longest Putt and Hole 10 for Closest to the Pin.

You can also see pictures from this event at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thank you to our many sponsors of the Marigold Festival!

Excalibur Seasonings
East Court Village
Illinois American Water
Liberty Village of Pekin
Pekin Community Bank
Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory
Homefield Energy
Pekin Hospital First Aid Tent
Golf Cart Sponsors UnityPoint Health

Along with our many other great sponsors!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Southside Bank Art In The Park

We have over 200 vendors lined up and ready to display their Arts and Crafts at the Southside Bank Art in the Park in just 16 days!!!!

Pepsi Medallion Hunt Starts Monday!

With the announcement of the disclaimer, you know the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt is close at hand.  The first clue will be released at noon on Monday, August 25th.
You can read the disclaimer and find the clues (starting at noon on Monday, August 25th) at: http://medallionhunt.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt and iTV-3 Kids Experience

It is almost time to start releasing hints for the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt keep checking the blogsite for new hints starting Monday, August 25th!

Don't forget to take the kids to all the fun and exciting events happening at the iTV-3 Kids' Experience area!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Illinois’ Top Doc Issues Five Health Tips for Festivals

If you’re planning to visit an outdoor summer festival, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck offers the following five health tips.

“We want people to enjoy their visit to the state fair, as well as other outdoor events. These tips will help everyone avoid some of the more common hazards associated with the summer season,” Dr. Hasbrouck said.

#1 - Wear sunscreen: Applying sunscreen is a quick and easy thing to do, and all skin types need protection from the sun. For the most effective protection, be sure to apply your sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and then reapply every two hours. Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s harmful rays in as little as 15 minutes, yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effects of sun exposure. Wear a sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, and one that has both UVA and UVB protection.

#2 - Stay Cool: Sunburn and heat exhaustion are the most common heat-related conditions.  However, prolonged heat exposure can lead to heat stroke, which can be fatal. A person can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke after spending too much time in the heat, indoors or out, or from overexposure to direct sunlight. Along with increasing your intake of fluids, wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Also be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

A person suffering from heat exhaustion will be sweating heavily and their skin will be cool and wet. Symptoms also include dizziness, nausea, or a flushed complexion. If these symptoms are present, move the person to a cooler place; remove or loosen tight clothing; apply cool, wet cloths; and give cool water to slowly drink. A person suffering from heat stroke will have hot, dry skin, hallucinations, chills, high body temperature, confusion/dizziness, a throbbing headache, and slurred speech. If a person is suspected of having heatstroke, seek medical attention immediately.

#3 - Wear Insect Repellent: Protect both you and your family from mosquito bites – and the risk of West Nile Virus (WNV) – by ensuring that everyone has on insect repellent. Mosquitoes that typically carry WNV are stealthy biters and you may not notice them. Repellents found to be the most effective include those that contain DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535.

#4 - Drink Water: Make an extra effort to drink at least six to eight, 8-ounce glasses of liquids a day. Try to avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as well as those with large amounts of sugar, since they may lead to dehydration.

#5 - Wash Your Hands: With everything from corn dogs to cotton candy to eat, and horses and hogs to see and pet at the fair, you’ll want to make sure you properly wash your hands.  Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Dry your hands using a disposable paper towel whenever possible. Turn off the water with a paper towel and then throw the towel away.  If soap and clean water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing liquid to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand gels significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting.

Following these simple steps can make your visit to a summer fair or festival a healthier and happier one.

$15 ICPR Family Practice Carnival Bracelets!

Again this year we have a limited number of discounted tickets for wristband night for the ICPR Family Practice Carnival. Wristband night is Thursday, September 4th from 5:30 to 9:30pm. The cost is $20, but we have 100 available for just $15. They will go on sale on Monday morning (August 18th) at 8:30am at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, 402 Court Street. No phone calls...in person sales only, while the supply lasts.

New Activity For Festival Goers!

We are excited to see all the amazing talent displayed during the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest sponsored by NRG Powerton Generating Station! Be sure to join us for this event on Sunday, September 8th!!! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Marigold Festival Run with the Saints 5k Run/Walk

Applications are now available for the Pekin Marigold Festival Run with the Saints 5K Run/Walk. It will be held on Saturday, September 6th, at 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. in Coal Miner's Park. Applications are available here.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 Subway Miss Marigold Pageant

Congratulations to Abbey Carroll who was crowned Miss Marigold at the 2014 Subway Miss Marigold Pageant.  Abbey also won the community service award.  First runner up was Anna Dunn.  Second runner-up was Kylee Alexander.  Alyssa Fabry won the congeniality award, voted on by the pageant contestants.  The rest of the pageant court includes Leah Huss, Marissa Oesch, Rachel Thorne, Cassidy Savage, Charlee Caudill, and Lexi Sapp.  You can see pictures from this event at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

2014 Subway Miss Marigold Pageant Rehearsal

Pictures from the Friday night rehearsal for the Subway Miss Marigold Pageant can be found at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber