Friday, June 8, 2018

June Puttin' On Pekin

55 chamber members and guests attended the June 8th Puttin' On Pekin breakfast at the Avanti's Dome.  Mark Virt  from ServPro won the early prize, while Dawn Shipman with Kone won the late prize.  Dave Sangalli, from Sangalli's Italian Steakhouse was recognized with a Blue Ribbon Award for the upgrade he made at the restaurant.  It was presented to him by committee member Michael Seeman from NRG Energy.

Rose Hasler presented the Spotlight on Business to Jeff Brooks from the Pekin Public Library.  Committee member John Plunkett presented the Sunshine volunteer award to Wendy McCready, the founding director of Fight the Fight Against Addiction.

Mickey Shemansky and Karen Shorey presented a scholarship to Danielle Watson.  The PCHS grad will be attending Bradley University.  The Pekin Area Network raised the money for the scholarship at last year's golf outing.

The program for the day was the Pekin to Peoria St. Jude Run.  Brian Carroll, who serves on the run committee presented an short overview, and then introduced Travis & Julie Regan, and their daughter Carlie, who shared their personal story of St. Jude's impact on their life.

You can see more pictures from this event at:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hv2tDW47pN2O1uLD2

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