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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Try Asian Carp during statewide cookout

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Try it for free, and you might be surprised: Asian Carp Cookout Day in Illinois is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at The Levee District. A chef provided by Sorce Enterprises will prepare and serve Asian carp jalapeno sliders which people can taste for free. The event will be in a tent near the Target parking lot.

The cookout will showcase the versatility and nutritional benefits of Asian carp. The East Peoria cookout is one of nine locations across the state in this awareness event that will feature Asian carp used in fish tacos, sliders, hush puppies and more.

Asian Carp Cookout day is presented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Sorce Freshwater Company and the Midwest Fish Co-op with support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The East Peoria cookout partners are the City of East Peoria, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and Greater Peoria Economic Development Council.

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