PIN UP Contest hosted by the Whimsical Wine Woman
a 50's rock & roll style dance
16, 2019 7-11pm
and FUN, for the first time at the vineyard a PIN Up vintage
fashion show competition hosted by our friend the
Whimsical Wine Woman.
Glamourous contestants in
retro fashions will compete for fun and prizes.
THE MUSIC! 50’s themed rock music and sock hop dance hosted by
YOU ! Dress up in
your best retro 50’s gear a la American Graffiti
style. Style yourself 50’s with a poodle skirt,
pony tails, slicked back duck tail, greaser leather or high
style retro 50’s vintage. Creative dress welcome or just
come out casual and enjoy the fun.
per person cover , kids 12 and under free.
Arrival suggested 6-7pm.
Wine tasting, music and mingle
Competition with the Whimsical Wine Woman Hosting
DJ TJ dancing 50’s ROCK MUSIC and fun!
RAIN OR SHINE –
CONCERTS IN THE VINEYARD
7-11pm, $5pp cover, 12 & under free
8/17 Champaign Freight-
Rockin the Vineyard for the first time.
8/24 The Mystery Machine- come out and solve the
mystery! Find out what Rod, Vinny, George, Jill, Doug and Steve
have in store
9/02 Stewarts's Goose Acoustic Show* no
9/07 Highway J
9/14 The Unhandsome Devils-really...they're
handsome and they can rock!
9/21 The Joe Stamm Band
9/28 Coco Loco
Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
Date: September 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
The Annual Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to
emulate Lucy and get their “feet” wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to
preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in “wine making”.
·Wine tasting all day
·Food by The Mackinaw Lions
·Music by Rod, Vinny
and friends will be performing throughout the day as MC’s
and play “Stompin Rock” for everyone to enjoy.
·Free Face Painting for kids young
YES! is the answer for anyone who wants to come in
costume dressed as a LUCY look-a- like and all are welcome to dress up
and have fun, there is no charge to enter the Lucy contest.
contest will be held at 3:30pmthe $50
prize this year will be shared between the children and adult
division winners for the Best LUCY’S. There are grab bag
prizes for kid stomp winners and gift certificates for adults stompers.
Face painting for kids of all ages!!
Special Olympics- LIP SYNC COMPETITION featuring Retrofit
PM - 9:00 P
Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 and the Law
Enforcement Torch Run are hosting their Third Annual Lip Sync Battle
on August 9th at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 6-9pm.
This event features Central Illinois celebrities who will
“sing” their hearts out against other local celebrities to raise money and
awareness for our Area 6 athletes and their families. Lip Sync contestants
will perform to one of their favorite songs for the audience, who will in
turn vote for their favorite acts with a donation.
TO BUY TICKETS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jonathan Mays | Assistant Director – Region G | Special
605 East Willow St. | Normal, IL 61761 | Office:
Arranging Class with Alice's Table
September 8, 2019
Please join us at Mackinaw Valley Winery for an early
evening flower arranging workshop with an instructor from Alice’s Table!
Create a beautiful summer arrangement to take home while learning tips and
tricks to use again and again. The flower arranging can take anywhere from
one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the
Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the
duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to
wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty. You don’t need to
bring anything out of the ordinary with you – we provide the flowers,
vases, and tools you will need to create your arrangement. Class fee
includes three samples of their fabulous wines! You can bring snacks or enjoy
cheese and crackers from Ropp Jersey Cheese or Chocolatier Confection
Chocolates, available in the tasting room.
Reserve spots for a party of five or more and get 10% off
Goodwill of Central Illinois will hold the 5th Annual Recycle Your Style Contest. High school students within Goodwill’s territory are encouraged to donate their used clothing. The high school that donates the most pounds of clothing will win a SMART Board donated by Bradfield’s Computer Supply. The contest runs from October 1st through October 31st. “This has been a very successful campaign for us,” said Bob Parkhurst, Goodwill Vice President. “We are grateful for Bradfield’s Computer Supply’s donation of a SMART Board each year. That prize really heats up the competition among the high schools.” Donations of items other than clothing are encouraged, but only clothing will count toward the contest. Only high schools are eligible, but others can participate including teachers, family and school supporters. Donors need to tell the Goodwill donation attendant which high school they are supporting for their donation to be counted. Donations can be made at any of Goodwill’s nine stores o
The Pekin Women's Leadership Network empowers women to become effective leaders by providing essential skills and strategies for professional and personal growth. A variety of carefully tailored programs are designed to support women in all phases of their careers. Why is this program needed? Although women have made great strides in achieving equality, a leadership gap continues. In 2013, 20 women serve in the Senate, and only 78 women serve in the House of Representative. Overall, women hold 98, or 18.3% of the 525 seats in the 113th U.S congress. Locally, the statistics are even worse, with only 1 woman serving on the Pekin City Council. The business world does not fare much better, with only 22 women CEO's in the Fortune 500. Our focus is on helping young women develop the skills and abilities necessary to succeed and flourish in their chosen career paths. Sessions scheduled for the 2013-2014 series include: November 1st - Women in Politics - Rep. Cheri Busto
Yesterday's Says Goodbye to the Past: Welcoming the Next Generation of Schramm Pekin, IL- Yesterday’s Bar & Grill isn’t the same these days, and Pekin is here for it ! Pekin Restaurant Week couldn’t be a better reason to see (and taste) the changes. Family owned for nearly three decades, YBG has been taken on by the next generation of Schramm: Chef JoElle. Chef JoElle has returned to her hometown to take up the torch of family business. With a bachelor’s degree in restaurant management and culinary arts, she had pursued upscale dining scenes of the Windy City for several years, returning to help family as the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic. “I returned when the world shut down,” says Chef JoElle, now owner of Yesterday’s Bar and Grille. “Being close to help my family was just the right decision.” Chef JoElle’s innovative restaurant management mindset helped to keep revenue incoming, pivoting the business to offer oven ready meals of everything from whole