38th Annual FOLEPI Guide

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Welcome to the 38th Anniversary of the Festival of Lights in East Peoria.

I am confident you will enjoy this year’s parade as well as the many attractions the Festival of Lights has to offer. FOLEPI would not be possible without the dedication of all the volunteers who put in hundreds of hours to assure the floats are illumi nated from the time the parade begins to the end of the festival.

To all of you, residents or visitors, enjoy the festival, and thank you for being a part of our celebration!

East Peoria City Council (l. to r.) Commissioner Dan Decker, Commissioner Mark Hill, Mayor John Kahl, Commissioner Seth Mingus, and Commissioner Michael Sutherland

On behalf of the City of East Peoria, we welcome you to this year’s Festival of Lights. Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, the Festival of Lights will be the best ever! The Festival of Lights includes sever al events in which you are invited to participate: the Festival of Lights Parade, Winter Wonderland, and FOLEPI’s Gifts Galore Shop & Stroll! We invite you to shop in the numerous stores we have to offer and dine in our variety of restaurants. Thank you for visiting and welcome to the 38th Annual Festival of Lights!

East Peoria City Council

A special thank you to the FOLEPI Construction Crew:

FOLEPI Welcomes You!

“Folepi” (pronounced F0-LEE-PEE) is the wooden soldier whose name is an acronym for the Festival Of Lights, East Peoria, Illinois. This year, we are celebrating 38 years with Folepi! A symbol of volunteerism in East Peoria, Folepi represents the pride in our community by the people who volunteer for this event every year.

The East Peoria holiday displays create a delightful festival, but the real magic is the hard work and community spirit that radiate from the volunteers. From all who volunteer with the Festival of Lights, we would like to say “Thank you for visiting the Festival of Lights and Welcome to East Peoria!”

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

201 Clock Tower Dr. East Peoria, IL 61611-2449

Design, advertisements and printing: Limelight Communications, Inc.

Photographs: City of East Peoria, East Peoria Festival of Lights Commission, East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Eastlight Theatre and Sievers’ Photography.

*Some information has been reprinted with permission of the City of East Peoria from www.cityofeastpeoria.com. www.epcc.org

Phone 309-699-6212 www.welcometoeastpeoria.com Email: epcc@epcc.org

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East Peoria’s Festival of Lights: A Proud History

For the last 38 years, the holiday season has been a big part of East Peoria’s history due to the amazing displays of the Festival of Lights. What started in 1984 as a one-time event has grown into one of the largest nighttime holiday celebrations in the Midwest.

One of the most excit ing developments hap pened in 2020 when the Festival of Lights was named Heavyweights Champion on ABC TV’s The Great Christmas Light Fight! The Festival competed nationally against three other cities for top prize of a coveted trophy and serious bragging rights.

How did it all start? Way back in 1984, the original organiz ers of the Festival wondered what the reaction would be to an outdoor nighttime parade and other light displays placed around the city. Would people go out in the cold to see them? So, they got to work and created some amazing works of light. And what did the people of the community do? They came, in droves, so much so that before the first festival ended the organizers were already planning what they could do the fol lowing year. The organizers and volunteers knew they had

a yearly festival for East Peoria. Initially the Parade of Lights consisted of daytime floats with lights attached, but as the creativity and ingenuity flowed, the floats and displays became more amazing. During the festival’s third year our first pencil steel float, the E.P. Noel Riverboat, made its debut, and it was a hit. From that point, all floats were made from pencil steel with lights attached. This is the method our dedicated volun teer Folepi Construction Crew continues to use today and, as lighting effects have improved, we have enhanced our floats with animated features.

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display started in 1993 and hosts an average of 25,000 vehicles annually. All the parade floats, as well as many other lighted and animated displays, are part of the attraction in VFW Park.

The Festival Wreath, which sits high above the city on Fon du Lac Drive, was a Ferris wheel with fluorescent light

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tubes attached to the frame for the Festival’s first 29 years. The current all LED wreath, unveiled in 2014, has a welded frame and 80 tube-shaped lights, 1,000 light bulbs, and rope lights.

A star shining over the City has been part of the Festival since 1985, and since has become a community favorite. In 2017, the old wood and fluorescent light star was replaced with one made of aluminum and illuminated with LED lights. This display was named the Henricks Star to honor the memory of festival volunteers Andrew and Cecelia Henricks. The star, located on the bluff of VFW Park, over looks the City and Interstate 74. Son Alan Henricks says, “It is high and bright to inspire people.”

We hope you enjoy and are inspired by all the lighted displays and take in all the activities surrounding the joy of the East Peoria Festival of Lights.

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Area Businesses Power The Festival Floats

The East Peoria Festival of Lights Commission thanks the many businesses and organizations that reflect their pride in the community by serving as 2022 Festival of Lights sponsors:

North Pole Sponsors

AARP

Adams Outdoor Advertising BTD Manufacturing

Caterpillar Visitors Center Country Financial

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Illinois Central College Midwest Engineering Associates, Inc.

OSF Healthcare/Children’s Hospital of IL

Proctor Place

Soaring Badger Productions Springfield Electric Stratus Networks UnityPoint Health

Jingle Bell Sponsor

Basic ITS

Caterpillar - East Peoria Cullinan Properties Evonik Leading Beyond Chemistry Miller, Hall & Triggs Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino

Rudolph Sponsors

ATS-Advanced Technology Services Ameren Illinois Busey Bank CEFCU Chick-fil-A East Peoria

Community Foundation of Central Illinois Concentric Integration Consociate Inc.

Covenant Heating & Air Conditioning Enercon Engineering, Inc. Farnsworth Group German-Bliss Equipment HUB-Kuhl Insurance Jtec Industries

Kuchie’s On The Water Oberlander Electric Company One Counseling & Wellness Sikich Uftring AutoMall

Mistletoe Sponsors

Aupperle Construction Carpenters Local Union #237 CityLink Culver’s of East Peoria Eggcellent Café Eureka Et Cetera Shop Federal Companies Firehouse Pizza & Pub Fondulac Banking Center Fondulac District Library G-Inspired Automall, LLC. Habitat for Humanity Heart Technologies ImpactLife

In-Kind Sponsors

James Unland & Co./Winter Insurance

Lakeview Veterinary Clinic, LLC

Midwest Technical Institute

NuEra

Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Rescue Mission

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Remmert Funeral Home, Ltd.

River City Construction

S&S Signs Lighting & Electrical Sandridge Foods

Servicemaster of Central Illinois Sorce Freshwater

State Farm Insurance - Rich Dierker Trinity Heating & Cooling Wonderdog

Friends of FOLEPI

Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail

Elevate Trampoline Park FamilyCore

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Maurer-Stutz

Progressive Careers and Housing Remmert Funeral Home, Ltd.

Rotary Club of East Peoria Washington Chamber of Commerce West Central IL Building & Construction Trades

Bessler Welding

Brewers Distributing

EastSide Centre

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce East Side Community Media

Firehouse Pizza & Pub

Fon du lac Park District • Jimmy John’s • Midwest Communications Mike Rundle Creative Content Specialist

Peoria Civic Center • Road Safe Traffic Systems • WEEK-TV

Televised Parade

Watch the replay of the Parade Saturday, December 10th at 6 p.m. on WMBD and 9:30 p.m. on WYZZ

2022 Floats and Estimated Number of LED Lights

57 Chevy, 14,000 lights

Baby Puff, 8,000 lights

Baby Shamu, 4,000 lights

Batmobile, 12,000 lights

Bear on Sled, 16,000 lights

Bunny, 7,000 lights

Chinese Dragon, 21,000 lights

Chopper, 15,000 lights

Clydesdales, 50,000 lights

D10 Tractor, 1,400 lights

Dinosaur, 35,000 lights Discovery, 13,500 lights

Duck & Ducklings, 19,500 lights

1934 Duesenberg, 13,000 lights

E.P. Noel Riverboat, 14,000 lights

Enloader, 4,000 lights

Enterprise, 48,000 lights

Flag and Military, 4,000 lights

Guitar, 2,000 lights Helicopter, 4,000 lights

Holiday Living Room, 2,364 lights

Hook & Ladder, 27,500 lights

Monster Truck, 5,000 lights

Puff the Dragon, 17,000 lights

Purple People Eater, 5,000 lights

Reindeer, 7,000 lights

Santa, 4,000 lights

Snowman, 9,200 lights

Starfighter, 18,000 lights

Steam Train, 65,000 lights

Ti-Fighter, 6,500 lights

Toy Tank, 4,000 lights

Toy Train, 18,000 lights

Triceratops, 25,000 lights

Trolley, 14,000 lights

Virgil’s Dirigible, 20,000 lights

Welcome, 4,500 lights

Whale, 15,000 lights

2022 Festival Events

Parade of Lights

5:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display nightly Nov.

24 through Jan. 2

Saturday, Nov. 26

FOLEPI River Trail Classic

Dec. 2–11 Eastlight Theatre’s Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Saturday, Dec. 3

Breakfast and Photos with Santa at Quail Meadows (Registration: https://bit.ly /FOL-Breakfast-Photos-with-Santa)

Saturday, Dec. 3 Christmas in the Village at Peoria Riverfront Museum (Details: RiverfrontMuseum.org)

Saturday, Dec. 10

Folepi’s Gifts Galore Shop & Stroll

Saturday, Dec. 10 Historic Holiday Traditions

Friday, Dec. 16

FOLEPI Library Night at Fondulac District Library

Saturday, Dec. 31, 9pm–midnight Get Lit New Year’s Eve Celebration

Learn more at folepi.org and on social media:

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Winter Wonderland, East Peoria, IL

Open Nov. 24, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023

The 100% LED drive through park is the Festival of Lights’ signature event! Folepi’s Winter Wonderland features the majority of the Parade of Lights floats and many other lighted displays. This year will feature the return of some favorite displays from the past 38 years.

Location:

• Fon du Lac Park District’s VFW Post 2078 Park off Springfield Road, East Peoria (Entrance address: 123 Par 3 Lane, East Peoria)

Winter Wonderland Times:

• 5 - 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5 - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

• 5 - 9 p.m. December 24th - January 2nd

• Open Thanksgiving night, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s night.

Admission Fees:

• Cars, trucks and vans - $10

• Small bus (party, shuttle, mini or school) - $30

• Full-size buses - $150

Special: Chick-fil-A Mondays at Folepi’s Winter Wonderland

Enjoy shopping, lunch and free carriage rides during Folepi’s Gifts Galore Shop & Stroll in the Historic Four Corners District and adjacent areas. Those who spend $25 or more at a participating business will receive a coupon for free admission to the Folepi’s Winter Wonderland drive-through display. Find a map and complete details at folepi.org.

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Events

November-December - Holiday Passport

Shop local and small this holiday season and win prizes. Show the difference local dollars make!

Nov 26 • Small Business Saturday Shop small around town. Ambush giveaways in local shops throughout the day

Dec 1 • Candlelight Stroll Shops Open Late, Carriage Rides around Historic Washington Square, Community Tree Lighting and Community Sing.

Dec 3 • Breakfast with Santa Hosted by Washington Park District and held at Five Points Washington

Dec 13 • Christmas Walk Hosted by the Washington Historical Society, tour a variety of homes with their stunning Christmas décor

Support Small in Washington!

Looking for a unique gift? A timeless treasure? Or that item everyone is buzzing about? Head to Washington, you will find gifts and experiences for everyone. Eat, drink, shop and be merry while you spend the day in Washington!

@WashingtonChamberofCommerce on Facebook or

@Washington_COC_ for more on Instagram.

Washington Chamber Bucks

Looking for a gift that fits everyone? Washington Chamber Bucks are the answer. Available online or at the Washington Chamber Park Office, Washington Chamber Bucks are accepted at over 50 different businesses!

Directions from Festival of Lights

Turn Right off Springfield Road to Washington Street. Take Washington Street

105 S Spruce St, Washington, IL 309 444 9921 info@washingtoncoc com Scan this QR code to view WCOC website

Approximately 5 Miles to Washington. Just a short 10 minute drive.

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Food Offerings

Listed below are food offerings from members of the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Avanti’s of East Peoria, Inc.

2320 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-6200 • avantispeoria.com

Barrack’s Hospitality Group

1224 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Peoria, IL 61615 Ph: 309-692-3990 • caterinn.com

Boyd’s Steakhouse at Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7711 • paradicecasino.com

Brewer’s Distributors

2421 W. Townline Rd., Peoria IL 61615 (309) 692-2883

Burkland Distributing

2500 N. Main St. Suite 3, East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-1900

Carl’s Bakery & Restaurant

819 E. Camp Street, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7275 • facebook.com

Chick-fil-A

250 W Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-1044 • chick-fil-a.com

Costco Wholesale East Peoria #1126

301 W. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-427-2930 • costco.com

Crumble Cookies 406 W. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 (801) 368-4361

Culver’s of East Peoria 901 W. Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-9240 • culvers.com

Echo Valley Meats, Inc.

608 W. Garfield Ave., Bartonville, IL 61607 Ph: 309-697-3872 • echovalleymeats.com

Eggcellent Cafe

322 W Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-643-1218 • eggcellentcafe309.com

Firehouse Pizza and Pub

240 S. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-9111 • firehousepizzail.com

Five Star Water

106 Harvey Ct., East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-3169

George’s Pizza

234 W Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-966-4119

Guilty Pleasures Cupcake Bakery, LLC

328 W. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-360-6006 guiltypleasurescupcakebakery.com

Holy Crab

205 River Road, East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 966-1145

Jason’s Deli

112 Spinder Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-5400 • jasondeli.com

Jimmy John’s

242 W. Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-1500 • jimmyjohns.com

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

101 Holiday St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-692-3887 johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com

Jonah’s Seafood House & Oyster Bar

2601 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-0946 • jonahsseafood.com

Kona Ice of Peoria

110 Woodlands Point, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-258-9135 • kona-ice.com

Kuchie’s on the Water

579 Wesley Rd., Creve Coeur, IL 61610 Ph: 309-427-3000 • kuchies.com

Kuna Food Services

701 Pinecrest Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611 (618) 286-4000

McDonald’s Restaurant

2601 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-0721 • mcdonalds.com AND

161 Spinder Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-8000 • mcdonalds.com

Michael’s Subs, Salads & Hot Sandwiches

1302 Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-370-3734 • michaelsitalianfeast.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill

130 Spinder Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-698-6637 • moes.com

Panera Bread

496 E Washington St., East Peoria, IL 309-694-2222 • www.panerabread.com

Pho Noodle House / Dragon Wok

206 W. Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611 309-699-5668 • phonoodlehouseep.com

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

318 W. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-2100 • potbelly.com

ROC Ice Cream and Golf

220 Farmdale Rd., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-369-7618 • facebook.com

Sam’s Club

4100 Willow Knolls Dr., Peoria, IL 61615 Ph: 309-691-4545 • samsclub.com

Table 19

at Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-680-2439 • table19restaurant.com

The 5th Quarter Sports Bar & Pizzeria

1110 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-713-3436 • 5qsportsbar.com

Tin Lizard Bar & Grill at Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7711 • paradicecasino.com

TCRC

21310 State Route 9, Tremont, IL 61568 (309) 347-7148

The Waterhouse

316 SW Washington Street, Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 494-9100

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Bass Pro Shops

1000 Bass Pro Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-427-3300 • restaurants.basspro.com

Wonderdog

2430 E Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-7442

Woolly Bugger at Sankoty Lakes

1583 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-570-1211 • thewoollybuggersankoty.com

For shopping, services, and other attractions go to www.epcc.org

Area Attractions

Offer Visitors a Wide Range of Entertainment

The following venues are members of the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

17-Foot Lighted Star

Off Springfield Rd.

Bass Pro Shops

1000 Bass Pro Shops Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611 309-427-3400 • basspro.com

Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for Performing Arts—KDB Group 1327 E Kelly Ave, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 Ph: 309-322-1646 • thebettyjayne.com

Caterpillar Visitors Center 110 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-675-0606 • caterpillar.com

Clumsi Yogi 2503 North Main St., East Peoria IL, 61611 (331) 422-9130

Comic Confections 2516 E Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 (563) 459-8841

Craftology

131 East Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 326-0781

Eastlight Theatre P. O. Box 8055, East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 699-7469

East Peoria Historical Society

326 Pekin Ave., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-4711 • eastpeoriahistoricalsociety.com

EastPort Marina

701 Mariners Way, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-3034 • eastportmarinail.com

EastSide Centre

1 EastSide Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-5437 • eastsidecentre.com

Elevate Trampoline Park

105 North Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-966-4444 • elevateeastpeoria.com

Five Points Washington

360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, IL 61571 Ph: 309-444-8222 • fivepointswashington.org

Fon du Lac Park District 201 Veterans Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-3923 • fondulacpark.com

Fondulac District Library 400 Richland St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-3917 • fondulaclibrary.org

Folepi’s Winter Wonderland

Intersection of Springfield Rd. and Par 3 Lane, 123 Par 3 Lane

Fun on the Run

721 NE Adams St., Peoria, IL 61603 Ph: 309-693-9475 • funontherun.com

Giant Holiday Wreath Fondulac Drive

Narrated Nativity

Intersection of Springfield Rd. and Taylor St. (Bottom of Springfield Rd. hill)

NHS Property Management

810 W. Trailcreek Dr., Peoria, IL 61614 (309) 689-1700

Par-A-Dice Casino 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7711 • paradicecasino.com

Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

456 Fulton St., Suite 300, Peoria, IL 61602-1220 (309) 676-0303

Peoria Chiefs

730 SW Jefferson St., Peoria, IL 61605 Ph: 309-680-4000 • peoriachiefs.com

Peoria Civic Center

201 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-673-8900 • peoriaciviccenter.com/home

Peoria Riverfront Museum

222 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-686-7000 • peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Pleasant Hill Antique Mall

315 S. Pleasant Hill Rd., East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 694-4040

Quail Meadows Golf

2215 Centennial Dr., Washington, IL 61571 (309) 694-3139

RC Outfitters

311 S.W. Water St., Peoria, IL 61601 Ph: 309-676-6378 • rcoutfitter.com

ROC Ice Cream & Golf 220 Farmdale Rd., East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 369-7618

Sankoty Lakes Resort—KDB Group 1583 Spring Bay Road, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-570-1111 • sankotylakes.com

Scottish Rite Theatre—KDB Group 400 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 Ph: 309-442-6889 • scottishritepeoria.com

ShaZam Racing

311 S.W. Water St., Peoria, IL 61601 Ph: 309-282-8686 • shazamracing.com

Shoppes At Grand Prairie, The 5201 W. War Memorial Dr., Peoria, IL 61615 Ph: 309-692-3672 • shoppesatgrandprairie.com

The Levee District

360 W. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-999-1700 • theleveedistrict.com

The Picker’s Daughter 125 E Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-712-1453 • thepickersdaughter.com

The Unique Twist

Ph: 309-370-6811 • theuniquetwist.com

Wheels O’ Time Museum

1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap, IL 61525 Ph: 309-243-9020 • wheelsotime.org

Wildlife Prairie Park

3826 N. Taylor Rd., Hanna City, IL 61536 Ph: 309-495-6712 • wildlifeprairiepark.org

WTVP Public Media 101 State St., Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-677-4747 • wtvp.org

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Empower Life Center, we offer free and confidential STI testing for both men and women

The following hotels and motels are members of the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

America’s Best Value Inn

104 W. Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7283 • redlion.com/americas-best-value-inn

n’t wait anymore to know if u have an STI you deserve now more about your sexual alth We’re here to give you the answers you’re looking for and show you what’s next At Empower Life Center, we offer free and confidential STI testing for both men and women

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria

Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center

100 Conference Center Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611

Ph: 800-EMBASSY or 694-0200 • embassysuiteseastpeoria.com

Empower Life Center, we offer free and confidential STI testing for both men and women

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Fairfield by Marriott

200 Eastlight Court, East Peoria, IL 61611

Ph: 309-699-4300 • fairfield.marriott.com

Four Points Sheraton

500 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria, IL 61602 Ph: 309-306-3424 • fourpoints.marriott.com

Hampton Inn

11 Winners Way, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-0711 or 800-426-7866 • hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

East Peoria - Riverfront

1100 Bass Pro Dr., East Peoria, IL 61611 309-694-9800 • ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

101 Holiday Street, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-698-3333 • ihg.com/holidayinn

Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino

21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-699-7711 or 800-547-0711 • paradicecasino.com

Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette

501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602 309-637-6500 • marriott.com

Residence Inn by Marriott

201 Eastlight Court, East Peoria, IL 61611 309-698-4011 • marriott.com

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

101 Mariners Way, East Peoria, IL 61611 Ph: 309-694-1300 • stoneycreekhotels.com

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Share the light. Save a life.

One person can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and improve 25 or more through tissue donation. Register your decision to donate life today. Go to giftofhope.org or scan the code.

Take a photo with our float and share on social media #SayYestoDonation

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All to help keep our world running brightly through the holidays and beyond.

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in the holidays at the 32nd annual FOLEPI River Trail Classic, set for Nov. 26 on the River Trail of Illinois. The 4-mile competitive run is at 9am and a 2-mile walk is at 8:30am. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers in each age division of the run, and a post-pace party featuring pizza, and beer for those over age 21, will occur at Mickie’s Pizzeria. For details and entry information, visit folepi.org.

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Annual Get Lit
22nd
Celebration New Year’s Eve Folepi’s Winter Wonderland
Run, walk or
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lighted Trolley float through the lighted displays of Folepi’s Winter Wonderland during the 22nd annual Get Lit New Year’s Eve Celebration. Events occur from 9pm until midnight Dec. 31. Families can celebrate New Year’s Eve among the lighted floats and enjoy treats by the fire pits. For complete details and how to register, visit folepi.org. Saturday, November 26, 2022
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Page 32  Folepi 2022 Parade of Lights Open House Imman uel Lutheran Church 526 E. Washington St. E. Peoria Saturday, Nov. 19th 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Free Hot Beverages, Bl eacher Seat ing on Par ade Rout e, Bake Goods, Gr ab-N-Go Chi li & Hot Sandwi ches ( availabl e f or purchase) . Sant a Claus 4: 00- 6:00 p.m . Come t ake pi ctures wi th Sant a There’s power in supporting our communities At Ameren Illinois, we know the power in supporting the communities where we live and work. We see it when a nonprofit agency is able to help one more person get back on their feet. We see it when our co-workers volunteer to plant trees, stock food pantry shelves or offer energy assistance to those in need. See how we’re working together to strengthen the downstate communities we serve at AmerenIllinois.com/Community. Remmert Funeral Home East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 699-9613 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICES ServiceMaster of Central IL 309-694-9821 www.servicemasterci.com ServiceMaster of Central IL 309-694-9821 • www.servicemasterci.com

just for ME! just for ME! care designed care designed

When I needed surgery on my ears, mom and dad wanted to go to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Yo u wa n n a k n ow w h y ?

OSF Children’s Hospital is:

• A whole, big hospital just for kids, like ME!

• Close to home with 16 clinics throughout the state.

• Staffed with doctors, nurses, therapists –everyone – dedicated to caring for kids.

• Able to treat everything from ear tubes and tonsils to heart defects, cancer and diabetes.

• E x p e r t s a b o u t s u p e r h e r o e s a n d d i n o s a u r s !

This all makes mom and dad really happy. They also took care of my stuffie, Mr. Fluffy Muffins. And that made ME happy!

Putting kids first. It’s all we do.

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NARRATED NATIVITY SCENE RECREATES FIRST CHRISTMAS

Enjoy the artistry and beauty of the inspiring scenes of this nativity and tune in to radio station 87.9 FM for a 2-minute narration of the original Christmas story! The narrated Nativity Scene at the intersection of Taylor Street and Springfield Road is open 24 hours a day throughout the holidays. It features five realistic scenes. The original structures were created on plywood by local artists for the first Festival of Lights in 1985. Because of deteriora tion in storage, the scenes were restored as vinyl prints mounted to aluminum backing in 1999, giving the added advantage that the displays take on a three-dimensional appearance at night.

Unlike the rest of the Festival of Lights, the nativity project is funded exclusively by private donations through the Nativity Display Association. The maintenance annually is about $1,200. Those wishing to contribute to the upkeep of the scenes can mail a check payable to Nativity Display Association to: John Salzer, 105 Reinders Rd., East Peoria, IL 61611.

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Rotary Club of East Peoria meets at 12pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in East Peoria. Business professionals interested in visiting or joining our club are invited to join us for lunch, our club meeting, and presentation. We look forward to seeing you!” Rotary Club of East Peoria is a proud sponsor of the East Peoria Festival of Lights For more information, please contact our Rotary Club of East Peoria President, Caleb Keller at 309-324-5145.
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Folepi 2022  Page 39 Wishing y mily a very Merry Christmas! 140 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 222-8600 Midwest Engineering Associates, Inc. www.mweainc.com I
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