Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award

Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Sign


Entries are now closed for 2023. Start planning your garden bright spots for 2024!

September 2023 Winners

  • Business - Graham Financial Center, 300 E Washington Street
  • Springfield Road Area - Larry and Lisa Voyles, 708 Springfield Road
  • Illini Drive Area - Jan and Rick Swan, 129 Rue Vue Du Lac
  • Sunnyland/Robein/Washington Road - Ralph Grebner, 213 Howard Street
  • Richland/Pekin Avenue Area - Gary Cothren, 320 Chicago Street
  • Meadow Avenue Area - Linda Richie and Mike Gibbons, 112 Neumann Lane

About the Award

The Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award, sponsored by the East Peoria Beautification Commission, is named for Paul Peterson, who maintained the triangle garden at the intersection of Highview Road, Illini Drive and Simon Drive for 31 years until his death in January 2016. The Bright Spot Award is presented June through September of each year.

Eligible for the award are homes and businesses in East Peoria with have eye-appealing gardens and/or landscaping in their front yards, making it a "bright spot" of the area. The property size does not matter. If a property looks appealing, residents are encouraged to enter it for the award.

Bright spot recipients receive a yard sign that can be on display for one month.