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
The 2017 Marigold Festival Commerce Bank Carnival will operate during the following times:
Thursday, September 7th - 5:30pm - 9:30pm (Wristband Night $20 for unlimited rides) Friday, September 8th - 5:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday, September 9th - 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday, September 10th - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tickets are $1.25 each, or a family pack of 20 tickets for $20. Each ride is a minimum of 2 tickets.
You can save $5 on Wristbands...the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce has a limited number of $15 vouchers that can be redeemed at the carnival for wristbands. Purchase them while supplies last at the chamber office (402 Court Street) between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Special offer ends at 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 6th or until they are all sold.
PCHS Senior Hope Tilstra was named the 2017 Miss Marigold Queen at the Miss Marigold Pageant on Saturday, August 12 at F.M. Petersen Theater. She became the 42nd festival queen since the pageant began in 1973. She will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marigold Festival Committee.
Fourth runner-up was Katie Curtis; third runner-up was Haley Galyean; second runner-up and winner of a $250 scholarship was Danielle Tyler; and, first runner-up and winner of a $500 scholarship was Diana Beecham.
Macey Brown won the Community Service Award, and Heather Stone was voted Miss Congeniality by the contestants. The 11-member court also included Kayli Ogle, Rachel Bresnahan, Laura Nienheuser, and Autumn Hyatt.
All eleven young ladies are great representatives of the Pekin community.
Thank you to all the sponsors of the 2017 Miss Marigold Pageant!
Jackson Heating & Air Conditioning
Dr. Jeff Stoller, DDS
Dr. David Woodruff, DDS
Tazewell County Farm Bureau
Deuce Development Corp
Velde Cadillac Buick GMC
Teresa Mack BeachBody
Greenhouse Flower Shoppe
Vonderheide Floor Coverings
Pekin Villas of HollyBrook and Reflections
Preston Hanley Funeral Homes and Crematory
Sadler's Hair Center
Tazewell Machine Works
Patricia Mingus Photography
Dean Cooper State Farm Agency
Hair by Tavie Davis
Classical Dance Academy
Classy Girl Boutique
JL Hubbard Insurance and Bonds
Neal Family Chiropractic
Schwartz Electric Co.
CHiPs star Erik Estrada coming to the 2017 Pekin Marigold
The Pekin Marigold Festival proudly welcomes Erik Estrada as
our 2017 Guest Celebrity to help us celebrate the festival theme: “Marigolds on Patrol”. Erik will be joining us on Saturday and
Sunday of the festival, September 9th and 10th and his
schedule will be announced as the festival draws near. The Marigold Festival committee members are pleased
to honor the local police departments and the service that they provide with
the “Marigolds on Patrol” theme.
Erik Estrada captured the hearts of millions of fans
world-wide as a result of his six year run starring as highway patrol officer
Frank Poncherello in the highly successful television series, CHiPs.
Also appearing in numerous other television and motion picture roles, the role
he most prefers and enjoys is that of a role model to millions of children
throughout the world.
Erik was raised in New York City’s Spanish Harlem by his
beloved Grandfather who provided him with parental guidance and lessons of
honor and integrity that Erik has carried with him throughout his life. His first real acting break came in 1970 when
actor/director Don Murray selected him to star as a streetwise character opposite
Pat Boone in the true story, The Cross and the Switchblade film
that is still shown every week at about 500 youth centers across the country
because of its powerful anti-drug and life-changing message. Following that
film, important roles soon followed in such classic films as The New Centurions,
Airport '75 and Midway, and as a guest star in virtually every top
dramatic television series of the time; but being cast as “Ponch” in CHiPs,
one of the biggest hit shows of the late 70's and early 80's, made Erik Estrada
an international household name and the "King of Hunkdom". Erik’s career spans over forty years with too
many films and guest spots to list!
When Erik received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he
proudly dedicated it to all the women and men in law enforcement. He continues
to be a great supporter of police officer organizations throughout the world;
because of this continual interest and commitment, he was able to fulfill one
of his childhood dreams by becoming a reserve police officer for the Muncie,
Indiana Police Department and a deputy sheriff in Bedford County,
Erik is a national spokesperson for Safe Surfin’ Foundation which is
dedicated to educating the public about Internet crimes involving children. He
has been recognized by the Department of Justice and the US Marshall Service
for his dedication and service to protecting children from sexual predators on
the internet. Through his continual dedication, Erik has been instrumental in
educating people across the country on the importance of cars seats for all
children, the dangers of drugs and the real dilemma facing our children,
internet predators. He lends his support
to other charitable causes such as CHiPs for Kids, Cops for Tots, the Thalians,
March of Dimes, United Way, Susan G. Komen, Aids LA, Walk to Erase MS and
Standup for Skate Parks.
Off-screen, Erik prides himself as a home handyman who is
constantly enhancing things around the Hollywood Hills home where he and his
wife, Nanette reside with their daughter, Francesca. He is also the father of two grown sons,
Anthony and Brandon. Erik works hard at
everything he does, but is known as a committed husband, father and family man
and a true professional in his craft.
We look forward to having Erik Estrada at the 2017 Pekin
Marigold Festival with “Marigolds on