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.
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 nominate it for the award.
Bright spot recipients receive a yard sign that can be on display for one month.
2019 Award Winners
Costco, 301 West Washington Street
Charles and Estell Ford, 2214 Springfield Road
Earl Brown, 316 Campanile Drive
Stephanie Baker, 609 Sherwood Park
Jeff Beck, 411 Pekin Avenue
Don and Carolyn Jones, 400 Shady Knolls Drive
Sunnyland Chiropractic, 2362 Washington Road
Robert and Darcy Humphrey,1505 Springfield Road
Gregory and Letriana Cantrell,311 Arnold Road
Larry Prince, 305 Harmony Avenue
Joel and Maria Garcia, 312 Pekin Avenue
Stephen Bush, 101 Lawndale Court.
Immanual Evangelical Lutheran Church, 526 East Washington Street