Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award

Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Sign


  • Enter using our online form: Paul Peterson Bright Spot Entry Form
  • At least one photo, and up to three, must be uploaded with the entry for a property to be considered for an award.
  • July awards entry deadline: Sunday, July 10

June Bright Spot Winners

  • Cary Petrone, 147 22nd Street
  • Michael Wallace, 1441 Highview Road
  • Audrey Wylie, 205 Esser Street
  • James Booth, 208 Ridge Road
  • EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive

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 who 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.