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TUESDAY, JULY 2 - SUNDAY, JULY 7 DIAMOND Arthur’s/Don Pedros ComEd Dennis Electric G&M (Bud Light) Ken Nelson Auto Group KSB Hospital NRG Media (Radio) River Country 101.7 Sky 95.7 WIXN AM 1460 Slain Construction Quality Inn and Suites PLATINUM Big John Midland States Bank

Tuesday, July 2

10am - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 6:30 pm Quartermania for A Cause Auction - Dixon Elks Lodge TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park

Wednesday, July 3

6am - 11am DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park - Page Park Drive TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park 10am - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 5pm - 11pm Entrance Gates open to Entertainment Area - $8 Admission or ticket 5pm - 11pm Dixon Dish presented by Dennis Electric- Riverfront 5pm - 8pm VIP Sponsor Tent with Food by Shamrock Pub Live Entertainment 5pm Big Uproar Reagan Statue Stage 6pm Joe Marcinek Band Bud Light Stage 7:30pm Invisible Cartoons Reagan Statue Stage 8:30pm Marc Broussard Bud Light Stage 10pm Official After Party with Burn ‘N Bush Reagan Statue Stage

Thursday, July 4

6am - 11am DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park - Page Park Drive TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park 8am Registration Begins for Car Show - Peoria Bridge 10am-3pm Cruise In Style Car Show Presented by Ken Nelson Auto Group - Peoria Avenue Bridge 10am - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 10am - 1pm Brush & Bloom - Register at Main Street early $10/Day of $15 - corner of Hennepin and West First Street 11am Petunia Festival Bags Tournament - Riverfront 11am Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Quality Inn North side between Galena & Peoria Bridges 12pm - 11pm Entrance Gates open to Entertainment Area - $8 Admission or ticket 12pm - 11pm Dixon Dish presented by Dennis Electric- Riverfront 12pm - 3pm Petunia Festival Bingo - Dixon Elks Lodge 1pm - 11pm North American Midway Entertainment Carnival - DHS Drive Live Entertainment 3:30pm Trippin’Molly Bud Light Stage 5:30pm Growing Up Ugly Reagan Statue Stage 6:30pm Kirkland Bud Light Stage 8:30pm McCrae Reagan Statue Stage 9:30pm Too White Crew Bud Light Stage

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Friday, July 5

6am - 11am DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park - Page Park Drive TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park 10am - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 11am Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Quality Inn North side between Galena & Peoria Bridges 12pm - 4pm Petunia City Quilters Show at Presbyterian Church 12pm - 3pm Petunia Festival Bingo - Dixon Elks Lodge 4pm - 11pm North American Midway Entertainment Carnival - DHS Drive 5pm - 11pm Entrance Gates open to Entertainment Area - $8 Admission or ticket 5pm - 8pm VIP Sponsor Tent with Food by Palmyra Pub- Thank you, sponsors! 5pm - 11pm Dixon Dish presented by Dennis Electric- Riverfront 5pm - 7pm Family Fun Night presented by KSB Hospital- Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn 5pm - 7:30pm Ice Cream Social - Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn 7pm Dixon Municipal Band Concert - Old Lee County Courthouse Lawn Live Entertainment 5pm Kaylyn Sahs Reagan Statue Stage 6pm Joe Stamm Band Bud Light Stage 7:30pm Justin Adams Reagan Statue Stage 8:30pm Chris Lane Bud Light Stage 10pm Official After Party with Dirt Road Rockers Reagan Statue Stage

Saturday, July 6

6am - 11am DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park - Page Park Drive 6:30am - 7:30am Reagan 5k Run/Walk Registration - Haymarket Square 7:30am Free Kids Fun Run - Reagan Home 8am 20th Annual Reagan 5k Run/Walk - Reagan Home 8am - 10am Elks’Fishing Derby - North side between Galena & Peoria Bridges TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park 8am - 4pm John Deere Tractor Show - Holland & Sons 8:30am Blind Draw Volleyball Tournament - Plum Hollow Courts 8am - 9am Registration for Disc Golf - Lowell Park - Cost $25/player 9am - 9:30am Disc Golf Player Meeting and Shotgun Start - Lowell Park 9am - 12pm Midland States Bank Kids Day - Washington Elementary School 9am - 3pm Craft Show - Loveland Community Building 9am - 4pm 38th Annual Nuts About Art Show - John Dixon Park 10am -2pm Old Settlers Log Cabin - Lincoln Statue Drive between the bridges

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10am - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 11am Ultimate Air Dogs Presented by Quality Inn North side between Galena & Peoria Bridges 12pm - 11pm Entrance Gates open to Entertainment Area - $8 Admission or ticket 12pm - 11pm Dixon Dish presented by Dennis Electric- Riverfront 12pm - 3pm Petunia Festival Bingo - Dixon Elks Lodge 1pm - 11pm North American Midway Entertainment Carnival - DHS Drive 4pm - 5pm Past Presidents and Royalty Gathering - VIP Tent 5pm - 8pm VIP Sponsor Tent with Food by Curate’- Thank you, sponsors! Live Entertainment 12:30pm Finding Home Bud Light Stage 3:30pm Robbie LeBlanc and the RLS Bud Light Stage 5pm Incredible Folk Reagan Statue Stage 6pm Band of Heathens Bud Light Stage 7:30pm Monarch Reagan Statue Stage 8:30pm Brandon ‘Taz’Niederauer Bud Light Stage 10:00 Official After Party with Sun Stereo Reagan Statue Stage

Sunday, July 7

Family Fun Day - Free Admission to the Entertainment Venue TBA 35th Annual KSB Tennis Classic - Page Park 6am - 11am DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park - Page Park Drive 9am Community Worship - Riverfront Festival Area 12pm - 11pm Dixon Dish presented by Dennis Electric- Riverfront 1pm “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Petunia City” Parade presented by ComEd - South to North Peoria 1pm - 11pm North American Midway Entertainment Carnival - DHS Drive 1pm - 5pm Reagan Boyhood Home open - 810 S. Hennepin Ave. 9:30pm 50/50 Drawing - Bud Light Main Stage 9:30pm Fireworks presented by KSB Hospital- Riverfront Area Live Entertainment 3:30pm Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers Bud Light Stage 6:30pm Downtown Rhythm Kings Bud Light Stage

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DIXON – The lineup is set for the 55th annual Petunia Festival. Headliners for the festival, which runs from July 3 to 7, will be country singer Chris Lane, 16-year-old blues guitar-whiz Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Bayou soul singer Marc Broussard, rock ‘n’ roll group The Band of Heathens, and returning festival favorite Too White Crew, an old-school hip-hop tribute band from Chicago.

Also in the lineup will be Joe Stamm Band, Downtown Rhythm Kings, Joe Marcinek Band, Lyle Grobe & the Rhythm Ramblers, Justin Adams, Monarch, Growing Up Ugly, Kaylyn Sahs, Finding Home, McCrae, Invisible Cartoons, Robbie LeBlanc & RLS, Big Uproar, Kirkland, Trippin Molly, and Incredible Folk. Go to petuniafestival.org or find it on Facebook for more information. – SVM staff report

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THE MUSICAL LINEUP July 3

5 p.m. – Big Uproar on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 6 p.m. – Joe Marcinek Band on the G&M Bud Light Stage 7:30 p.m. – Invisible Cartoons on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 8:30 p.m. – Marc Broussard on the G&M Bud Light Stage 10 p.m. – Official After Party with Burn ‘N Bush on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage

July 4

3:30 p.m. – Trippin’ Molly on the G&M Bud Light Stage 5:30 p.m. – Growing Up Ugly on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 6:30 p.m. – Kirkland on the G&M Bud Light Stage

8:30 p.m. – McCrae on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 9:30 p.m. – Too White Crew on the G&M Bud Light Stage

July 5

5 p.m. – Kaylyn Sahs on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 6 p.m. – Joe Stamm Band on the G&M Bud Light Stage 7:30 p.m. – Justin Adams on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 8:30 p.m. – Chris Lane on the G&M Bud Light Stage 10 p.m. – Official After Party with Dirt Road Rockers on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage

July 6

12:30 p.m. – Finding Home on the G&M Bud

Light Stage 3:30 p.m. – Robbie LeBlanc and the RLS on the G&M Bud Light Stage 5 p.m. – Incredible Folk on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 6 p.m. – The Band of Heathens on the G&M Bud Light Stage 7:30 p.m. – Monarch on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage 8:30 p.m. – Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on the G&M Bud Light Stage 10 p.m. – Official after party with Sun Stereo on the Slain Construction Reagan Statue Stage

July 7 3:30 p.m. – Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers on the G&M Bud Light Stage 6:30 p.m. – Downtown Rhythm Kings on the G&M Bud Light Stage

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Entry ticket options • Presale tickets may be purchased at Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street office, 87 S. Hennepin Ave., the Petunia Festival Headquarters, 77 S. Hennepin Ave., or at petuniafestival.org/tickets for $25 until 4 p.m. July 2. • Last-chance tickets go on sale on July 3 for $30, at the gate, while supplies last. • Single-day event tickets at the gate daily will be $8 per person for ages 13 and over and are good for the

entire day of purchase. Children 12 and under admitted free. Your ticket will be punched or marked each day upon admission. You will need to keep your ticket for the entire Petunia Festival. For same day re-entry, you will be given a wristband that will allow you re-admittance to the Festival. Entry tickets for festival grounds and music and food venues will be needed July 3-6. Admission will be free Sunday, July 7.

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CARNIVAL COST AND SCHEDULE: Carnival-goers can purchase tickets for rides – the number of tickets per ride varies – or armbands are available for unlimited rides for $25 per day. Pre-sale tickets are available at a discounted price before the start of the festival. Contact the Dixon Welcome Center/Main

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Cruise In Style Car Show, presented by Ken Nelson Auto Group – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Peoria Avenue Bridge – Dust off your favorite hot rod, motorcycle, or racecar and cruise down to the festival grounds by the Peoria Ave Bridge for a laid-back car show! Awards for “Best Of’s” will be given, as well as top 5 stock, modified, and top 3 motorcycles. Entry Fee is $10, spectator admission is free. Brush & Bloom – 10 a.m-1 p.m.. Come down and paint a 4x4 square on the 100-200 blocks of West First Street. Register through June 30 at the Dixon Main Street office at the corner of Hennepin and West First Street for $10, or $15 the day of the event.

July 4-5

Ultimate Air Dogs, presented by Quality Inn – 11 a.m. on the north side between Galena and Peoria bridges.

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Dixon Petunia Festival Bingo – Noon to 3 p.m. at the Dixon Elks Club, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. Doors open at 10 a.m. You must be 18 years or older to play or be in the game area. No outside food or drink; both will be sold at the Elks kitchen and bar. Dobbers and bingo tear sheets will be available for purchase. We ask that you please not bring any bills larger than $20.

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DHS Athletic Boosters Pancakes in the Park – 6-11 a.m. on Page Park Drive. Start the day off with pancakes and sausage in the park! This has been a festival tradition for many years, and hopefully more to come! This breakfast is delightfully brought to you by the Dixon High School Athletic Booster Club. The breakfast will be down in Page Park, under the pancake tent. Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for children. Dixon Dish, presented by Dennis Electric – 5-11 p.m. along the riverfront. Featuring many returning vendors from the past, and new ones too. Everything from pizza, tacos, corn dogs – and of course, tasty elephant ears!

Cash, check, or major credit cards are accepted. Cost includes a T-shirt, while supplies last. Petunia Festival Bags Tournament – Riverfront sign up starts at 11 a.m. and bags fly at noon! Entry fee for the social division will be $30 a team, or $60 a team for the competitive division. All teams in both will be guaranteed four games each at the very least. Everyone will get a free T-shirt. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top three social teams, and cash prizes will be awarded to top four competitive teams. For more info contact Rudy at 815-440-4096 or robert.rutherford13@comcast.net.

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Reagan Boyhood Home tours – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 2-6, and 1-5 p.m. July 7 at 810 S. Hennepin Ave. Take a tour of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and experience where his journey began.


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July 5 Petunia City Quilters Show – Noon to 4 p.m. at Presbyterian Church Family Fun Night, presented by KSB Hospital – 5 to 7 p.m. A night of family fun on the Old Lee County Courthouse lawn. There will be a variety of games and activities with prizes for everyone! This is a free event so bring the whole family and have a great time. There will also be refreshments available for purchase provided by Dixon 4-H clubs. Ice Cream Social – 5-7:30 p.m. on the Old Lee County Courthouse lawn. While you and your family are enjoying the Family Fun Night or getting ready for the Dixon Municipal Band Concert, stop by the Ice Cream Social sponsored by Dixon 4-H clubs, the Dixon Wonder Workers, and the Palmyra Hillbillies. Fresh-baked goodies, cool Schwan’s ice cream and ice-cold water and soda will be sold. Admission is free. Dixon Municipal Band Concert – 5-7 p.m. on the Old Lee County Courthouse lawn. Join the Dixon Municipal band for its annual patriotic/ American music salute. The band is celebrating its 87th year and will feature a great selection of music to help celebrate the Petunia Festival. Bring your lawn chairs and come early to enjoy both the family fun night and the ice cream social. Admission is free. SCHEDULE continued on 94

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Reagan 5K Run/Walk registration – 6:30-7 a.m. at Haymarket Square 20th Annual Reagan 5k Run/ Walk – 8 a.m. at the Reagan Home. It’s our 20th annual Reagan 5K Run/ Walk. The KSB Corporate Challenge is a part of the 5K and registration forms are available at www.getmeregistered.com and Dixon YMCA. Call 815-288-2655 with questions or go to www.reaganrun.com. Free Kids Fun Run – 7:30 a.m. at the Reagan Home. Event for kids 9 and under. Kids will run 6/10 of a mile and all finishers will receive a medal, refreshments and a special goodie bag. Free T-shirts are available to the first 100 entrants, however, sizes are first come, first serve. Must participate to receive shirt. Elks Fishing Derby – 8-10 a.m. on the north side between the Peoria and Galena bridges. Registration is from 7-8 a.m. Our annual event is open to age groups 5 and under (may have help from an adult), 6-8, 9-12, 13-15, and 16 and older. Group fishing times are 8-10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for each age group, as well as largest catch overall. Permission forms can be picked up at the Dixon Elks Lodge or online at petuniafest.org. For any questions, please call 815-2883557. Admission is free. John Deere Tractor Show – 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Holland & Sons. Blind Draw Volleyball Tournament – 8:30 a.m. at Plum Hollow Courts. Join us for an adult, co-ed volleyball tournament. There is lim-

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Rick Borrett of Belvidere carves a scene into a block of wood during Nuts About Art at 2018’s Petunia Festival. This year’s show is July 6. See page 10 for details. ited space. Registration fee is $25 per person, which includes a T-shirt. The tournament maximum is 40 people (blind draw of four-person teams), so sign up now! All players must check in at 8:30 a.m. and play begins at 9 a.m. Disc Golf – Registration is at 8:30 a.m. at Lowell Park, with disc golf player meeting from 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start. Cost is $25 per player. Midland States Bank Kids Day – 9 a.m. to noon at Washington Elementary School. Midland States

      

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July 6 Craft Show – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Loveland Community Building. Many vendors will showcase and sell their handicrafts and other goods. Check out all they have to offer. 38th Annual Nuts About Art Show – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John Dixon Park. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand presenting their original handcrafted works of art The event will also feature art demos by some of the artists, music by local musicians and a number of food vendors. Admission is free. Old Settlers Log Cabin – 10 a.m-2 p.m. on Lincoln Statue Drive between the bridges. Built in 1894 as a lasting tribute to the area’s earliest settlers, the cabin will be open for viewing. Past Presidents and Royalty Gathering – 5-6 p.m. in the VIP tent.

July 7

Community Worship – 9 a.m. in the Riverfront Festival Area. Come and join the Dixon Ministerial Association in this annual event in which people can worship in the beautiful

setting along the Dixon riverfront. Worshippers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the power of the music and the message together with others from all denominations. Admission is free. Parade, presented by ComEd – 1 p.m. along south and north Peoria Avenue. This year’s theme: “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Petunia City.” 50-50 Drawing – 9:30 p.m. on the Bud Light main stage. Tickets for the 50-50 drawing are available at the Dixon Welcome Center/Main Street and Chamber of Commerce office at 87 S. Hennepin Ave., the Petunia Festival Headquarters at 77 S. Hennepin Ave., or by contacting a board member. Ticket prices are: 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. You can purchase tickets during the festival, at numerous events, and at the Riverfront Dixon Dish. All proceeds benefit the Petunia Festival, a non-profit organization. The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and fees. Fireworks, presented by KSB Hospital – 9:30 p.m. along the riverfront area. Fireworks will be launched near the ComEd site on Second Street. Please tune into River Country 101.7 FM, or listen directly on the Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com Sauk Valley Local Explorer App, to The Jesse White tumblers entertain the crowd during 2018’s Petunia hear the synchronized music during the display. Special thanks to ComEd Festival parade. This year’s parade will be July 7. See details in the listings at left. for use of the launch area.

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Going from politics to petunias: Festival finds a new home downtown

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What should I bring to the festival? Your ID if you are of age and plan to drink alcohol Proper clothing, including

shirts and shoes Sunscreen and sunglasses Sweatshirt (it can get cool at night) Strollers Bag/lawn chair if you’d like to sit down What should I not bring ? Anything that may create a safety hazard or interfere with other patrons’ enjoyment of Petunia Festival including, but not limited to: Coolers of any size Backpacks Pets, with the exception of service animals, with documentation Illicit drugs Alcohol of any kind Food or beverages of any kind, with the exception of baby formula/ food/milk Weapons of any kind Tables Glass containers

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These young Dixon residents competed for the honor of representing the Dixon Petunia Festival. Please watch for them at many of the events during the festival and at other area parades and festivals throughout the year. Queen – Sierra Williams, daughter of Ed and Katy Williams.

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The Dixon Elks Lodge’s Bingo games will by July 4-6 at the lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the game starts at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded for each game. No outside food or drink will be allowed – both will be sold at the Elks kitchen and bar. Dobbers and bingo tear sheets will be available for purchase. We please ask that you don’t bring any bills larger than $20. You must be 18 years or older to play or be in the game area.

Collin Fassler

Julia Heller

King – Michael Harrison, son of Alan and Dawn Harrison. Attendant – Meghan VanBuren, daughter of Jerry and Babette VanBuren. Attendant – Collin Fassler, son of Matt and Amanda Fassler. Pinky Petunia – Julia Heller, daughter of Jeremy and Terri Heller.

Stitches in time: Historic quilts will be on display DIXON – Petunia City Quilters invite you to step back in time to experience historic quilts of Lee County. The group will display beautiful handmade quilts, including several from the Loveland Museum, that date back to the 1800s. This free event is open from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the First Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Third St.

CELEBRATING THE HOME OF THE FREE During this season of celebration and remembrance, my agency is proud to help protect your American Dream.

Robert Maltry, Agent 709 N Brinton Ave Dixon, IL 61021 Bus: (815) 288-4206

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