Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Fourth Fridays in Pekin

The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce plans to continue to promote Fourth Fridays in Pekin events and opportunities between April and August. Every Fourth Friday, we will highlight an event or opportunity in the Pekin area - this may be a photography class, art displays, or musical entertainment to enjoy.  We might highlight an artist or local business offering artistic opportunities or we may use this time to enhance quality of life in our community in another way. 

Given the current situation with COVID-19, we chose to serve the community this month by hosting a Drive-By Food Drive. This event was quite successful, as we were able to gather two car-loads of non-perishable food and household items. Working with the Tazewell County Health Department Emergency Operation Center, we selected the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Pekin as the recipient this month. A heartfelt thank you to the Pekin community for your support of our Drive-By Food Drive. We were blessed with several very generous cash donations.  One donor, the Ladies of the Moose in Pekin went out of their way to meet so that they would be able to support our efforts. 

With the extension of the Stay-at- Home order, we will use the Fourth Fridays in Pekin platform to host a Drive-By Food Drive again on Friday, May 22nd from 8 am until Noon at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce office (402 Court Street).  We hope that your businesses, family or organizations will support us as well.  

We were also excited to highlight Leo's Art Studio this month during the Fourth Fridays in Pekin Facebook Event found here https://www.facebook.com/events/2377572202346543/

Enjoy a Fourth Friday PARTY at Leo's Art Studio Thursday, April 30, 4pm. Join the live stream, or use the video when you have time. You'll just need supplies you already have at home.. acrylic or watercolor paints, a big and small brush, canvas/paper, water cup, paper towels.   Thank you, Terri for the talents you share with our community!

Watch our newsletters and social media for more Fourth Fridays in Pekin events and opportunities through August!

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