Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Congratulations to our Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast Pitch Winners

Adult Division: Ryan Schmidt (80 mph)
14 and Up: Logan Grubb (71 mph)
12 and Up: Mason Bennett (62 mph)
10 and Up: Joe Swanson (59 mph)
8 and Up: Matthew Juergens (47 mph)
6 and Up: Konnor Cupelen (29 mph)


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sidewalk Chalk Art Winners

Congratulations to the winners and all the participants of the Chalk Art Contest Sponsored by NRG Energy - Powerton Generating Station:  Melissa Sciortino (Junior Best in Theme), Heather Stone (Junior Best in Show), Emily Lowman (Adult Best in Theme), Katelyn Price (Adult Best in Show), and Kagan Masters (Grand Prize Winner).  You can see pictures from all the entries at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

2014 Marigold Festival Parade Winners

Congratulations to the winners:  Muse Salon (Herget Bank Traveling Trophy), Liberty Village (Herget Bank Parade Sponsor Award), Pack 87 (Chamber President's Choice), Gro Up Gardening (Grand Marshal's Choice), Honor Our Veterans (Festival Chairman's Choice), and New Fellowship (Miss Marigold's Choice).  You can see some additional random pictures from the parade set-up at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

Miss Marigold & Mountain Man Raise Money For St. Jude Runs

On Friday night, the Marigold Festival Committee held a special dinner with our festival celebrity guest, Mountain Man (Tim Guraedy) to raise money for the St. Jude runs. Everyone had a great time and a chance to meet Mountain Man. Miss Marigold, Abbey Carroll, spoke about St. Jude and all the good work they accomplish for children.  You can see more pictures from this event at:  http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Night Family Fest Postponed

Due to the predicted thunderstorms tonight, Pekin Main Street has postponed Friday Night Family Fest.  It will be held next Friday, September 12th - same time and place.

The ICPR Family Practice Carnival will be open tonight at 5:00pm and stay open as long as the weather allows.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sabella Street Station Saturday Evening Activities

Bring your lawnchairs and family and friends down to Sabella Street Station on Saturday, September 6th at 5pm, to enjoy the Concert in the Street. Michael Layne will open the concert followed with music by Audience of One, Acts, Liberty Baptist Choir, Cole Hollow. Fusion will be open and presenting Bobby Jo Barnes with Be the Light Open Mic, 'Moving Mountains' Concert, The Truth, Endless Compromise.

The Marigold Festivities Continue Saturday Night after Art In The Park Closes!

Just  a reminder that Art In The Park shuts down at 6pm on Saturday, but the festivities do NOT!!!! NikBeats will be playing from 7pm - 8:30 pm at the Ameren Festival Showcase Stage.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Marigold Festival Parade Line Up

Below is the line-up for the 2014 Pekin Marigold Festival Parade sponsored by Herget Bank.  The parade is Saturday, September 6th.  Line-up for the parade begins at 9am, on Broadway, between 14th and Parkway.  (Enter from Parkway, as most traffice will be heading towards downtown.)  The parade begins at 10:00am and will start on Broadway at 14th Street, continue down Broadway (the road will be open) turning right onto Court Street, then down past the Courthouse, and turning left onto Capitol Street where the parade will begin to break up.

You can download a copy of the parade line-up here:  http://www.pekinchamber.com/2014/Marigold%20Festival/2014ParadeLineUp.pdf

Line up # Title
1 Pekin Police Dept.
2 Tazewell County Sheriff's Office
3 Pekin Firefighter's Color Guard
4 Tazewell County Ceremonial Team
5 Honor Our Veterans
6 Herget Bank NA
7 Pekin Community High School Band
8 Pekin High School Cheerleaders
9 Marigold Festival Grand Marshal
10 Miss Marigold
11 Miss Marigold Court
12 Marigold Festival Chairman Greg Ranney
13 Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Representative Aindrea Balagna
14 Marigold Medallion Winner
15 Pekin Mayor Laurie Barra
16 Pekin Fire Department
17 Mountain Man
18 104.9 The Wolf
19 Wildlife Prairie Park
20 WBNH Radio
21 Peoria Mother of Twins
22 Pekin Insurance
23 Pekin Knights of Columbus
24 Rankin Jr. High Cheer  Squad
25 Pekin Junior High Band
26 Broadmoor & Edison Cheer and Poms
27 Wink's Iron Lot 2 Fitness
28 New Beginnings Fellowship Church
29 Auxiliary to the Pekin Firefighters Local #524
30 Crimestoppers
31 Pekin Park Top Dog  winner & Key Club
32 Miss Tremont Nikki Chambliss
33 Pekin Saintly Dragons
34 Advance America
35 USA All Star Academy
36 501st Midwest Garrison, Rebel Legion, Mandelorean Mercs
37 Good Shepherd Lutheran School
38 Appliance Depot
41 Faith Baptist Christian Church
42 Pekin Public Schools Suzuki Strings
43 Artistic Community Theater
44 Town & Country Baptist Church
45 Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois - Pekin Store
46 Brandy's Mystical Inspiration Dance Studio
47 Tazewell County Republicans
48 John Ackerman for Tazewell County Clerk
49 Paul Schimpf for Attorney General
49a Bobby Schilling for Congress
50 Family Video
51 Marco's Pizza
52 Brooke's Baby Botique
53 Girl Scout Troop 4185
54 Girl Scout Troop 4686
55 Girl Scouts Troop 4380
56 Girl Scouts Troop 4677
57 Tazewell County Democrats
58 Friends of Chad Schmidgall
59 Gro Up Gardening
60 Central Illinois Endosocpy Center
61 Pekin Paintball Park
62 Cincinnati Fire Protection District
63 City Church
64 Facet Computer/Nerds on Call
65 Pekin Public Library
66 Manual Academy
67 St. Joseph School
68 CityLink
69 Special Effects - Hair & Makeup Artistry
70 Hollis Park District
71 Ron Kramer
72 Cosmetic Skin Center of Central Illinois
73 Tazewell County 4-H Queen
74 John Evans Senior Living Center
75 Dale Sandrock
76 Cub Scout Pack 181 & Boy Scout Troop 181
77 Cub Scout Pack 87
78 Boy Scout Troop 62
79 Peoria Area & Tazewell County Tea Party
80 Parkside Athletics
81 St. Jude Pekin to Peoria Run
82 Dale Doering
83 Covenant Heating & Air LLC
84 Sunrise Roofing
85 The Hope Chest of Pekin
86 Hackman Family Dancers
87 District 50 Jr. High Band
88 Pekin 1st Church of the Nazarene - Scouting Program
89 DaVita Tazewell County Dialysis
90 Speakeasy Art Center
91 ICPR Family Practice
92 Derby Street Antiques
93 South Pekin Fire Dept.
94 Gailey Eye Clinic
95 Pekin Dragon Aquatics
96 Little Mr. & Little Miss
97 Little Mr. & Little Miss
98 Little Mr. & Little Miss
99 Little Mr. & Little Miss
100 Little Mr. & Little Miss
101 Little Mr. & Little Miss
102 Little Mr. & Little Miss
103 Scaheferville Fire Depart.
104 Midwest Central Middle School
105 Scherer's Mini Storage & Tattered Treasures
106 Dreamscapes Landscaping LLC
107 Liberty Village of Pekin
108 Espy MX & ATV Park
109 PLR Insurance
110 Pekin Hair Cuttery
111 First United Methodist Church of Pekin
112 Peoria Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
113 Job's Daughter Bethel 55 and Fides Chapter of Demolay Peoria
114 Hallmark House Nursing Center
115 Pet Supplies Plus
116 Illinois Slowriders
117 Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Assoc.
118 Parkin Farms Pullin' Squad
119 Washington Middle School
120 Jimbo's Jumbo
121 Heroes Inc.
122 Peoria Charter Coach
123 Michael Honan Scholarship Fund Sponsored by Jac's Doghouse
124 Haunted Infirmary & Asylum Acres
125 Illini Outlaw Diesel, Inc,
126 Living Alternatives -Tazewell County Pregnancy Resource Center
127 Pekin Relay for Life
128 Kuk Sool Won of Pekin
129 Pekin Park District  Dance Tumble & Cheer
130 Papa Murphy's Pizza
131 Muse Salon Inc.
132 Pekin Lions Club
133 Pekin Lady Saints Girls 18U fast pitch softball
134 Pekin Hospital
135 Operation Christmas Child Central Ililnois
136 North Pekin Fire Department
137 Midwest Central High School
138 Pekin Community Softball Association
139 Pekin First Church of God
140 Classical Dance Academy
141 Nolan Heitzman
142 Nash 97.3
143 105.7 The X
144 Power 92.3
145 95.5 WGLO
146 Carpenters Local 237
147 Millwright Local #2052
148 POW - MIA Freedom Now
149 Central Illinois Tumbling & Trampoline
150 Jaymee Harms, Ryder Harms & Angela Daniels