Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award

Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Sign


Entries for the Paul Peterson Bright Spot Awards are now closed for 2021. Entries will be accepted again in Spring 2022.

September Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award Recipients

The September 2021 Paul Peterson Bright Spot Award recipients are:

  • Jeff and Lori Giebelhausen, 1105 Fondulac Drive
  • Linnel Smith, 205 Springfield Road
  • Gary Juvinal, 301 Harmony Avenue
  • Sally McCarroll, 221 State Street
  • Don and Carolyn Jones, 400 Shady Knolls Drive
  • Graham Financial Center, 300 E Washington Street

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.