Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award

Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Sign

Entry Form

The Bright Spot award is presented from May through October of each year.

Enter online.

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.

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
  • Ronald and Betsy Pfeiffer, 305 Peace Field Lane
  • Barry Cloyd and Connie Randel, 508 Fondulac Drive
  • Jacob Grebner, 104 West Autum Lane
  • Rickie Bohm, 220 Johnson Street
  • Jason Talley, 1735 Meadow Avenue