Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award

Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Sign


Entry deadline for the August Paul Peterson Bright Spot Awards is Friday, August 6.

Enter or nominate someone for the Bright Spot Award using our online entry form.

July Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Recipients

The July 2021 Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award recipients are:

  • Robert Renken, 127 Field Grove Court
  • Tomya Wilson, 313 Indian Circle
  • Raymond and Marlene Wolsieffer, 100 Montrose Avenue
  • Sherry Martinez and Artheida Huchinson, 148 State Street
  • Robert and Kathleen Klein, 643 Kerfoot Street
  • Fondulac Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank, 201 Clock Tower 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 nominate it for the award.

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