Tuesday, April 9, 2013

2013 Create Cultivate Educate Returns to Downtown Pekin

Tazewell County and Pekin Main Street present “Create, Cultivate, Educate” Fine Arts Showcase

Tazewell County and Pekin Main Street, with help from the Tazewell County Regional Office of Education, present the 3rd annual “Create, Cultivate, Educate” Fine Arts Showcase beginning Thursday, April 25 at 11:15am on the Tazewell County Courthouse lawn.

This event will showcase the talent of Tazewell County K-12 students every Thursday and Friday from April 25 to May 17. Performances and art displays will occur on the lawn of the Tazewell County Courthouse in downtown Pekin. Performances will be from 11:15-1:30, with each participating school taking either a 1 or 2 hour block.

Participating Schools include: Wilson Intermediate School, Edison Junior High, Rankin School, Pekin Community High School, Wilson Intermediate School, Washington Intermediate School, Washington Middle School (Washington, IL), Broadmoor Jr. High School, Delavan Elementary School, District 108 Suzuki Strings, St. Joseph School and Georgetown Middle School. A complete schedule of events is available at www.pekinmainstreet.com.

The YWCA will be presenting a program for Stand Against Racism on Friday, April 26 in conjunction with the National Stand Against Racism event.

All performances are free and open to the public. Limited audience seating will be available. Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair as well as their lunch. There will be a food vendor on site and take out lunches will be available at downtown Pekin restaurants.

This event is a collaborative effort between Tazewell County, Pekin Main Street and the Tazewell County Regional Office of Education. It is sponsored by Pekin Sunset Kiwanis Club, Pekin Kiwanis Club and City of Pekin Tourism with help from E & S Communication, Kidder Music and the Pekin Park District.

Weather related updates will be posted on Pekin Main Street’s Facebook page and on the Pekin Main Street (www.pekinmainstreet.com) and Tazewell County (www.tazewell.com) websites.

For more information, please contact Melida Heien at 309-353-3100.

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