People, Places & Parties - August 2022

Text: "People, Places, and Parties" over a white and tan background with balloons and streamers


The Peoria Public Schools Foundation: 25TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
June 27, 2022 | Country Club of Peoria

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation held its 25th Annual Golf Outing event on Monday, June 27 at the Country Club of Peoria. Some 124 golfers attended this event, making it the PPS Foundation’s largest fundraiser in its 25-year history.

Photographer - Cindy Morris

Picture collage from a golf course


  1. Derrick Booth, Jim Hollenback, Wil Helmick and Stan Hangen
  2. Kim McGhee and Beth Crider
  3. Diana Hall and Becky Mills
  4. Mick Willis and Karen Gast
  5. Kim McGhee and Beth Crider
  6. Andrew Muir and Andre Allen
  7. Parker Gross and Dan Adler
  8. Tom Maloney, Cindy Morris and Mason Alwan


East Peoria Chamber of Commerce: ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE RIBBON CUTTING
June 9, 2022 | Adult & Teen Challenge Midwest Super Thrift Store

Photos of Ribbon Cutting


  1. Official ribbon cutting for new store
  2. Rick Swan (EP Chamber Director), Howard Woolard (ATC Board Chair), Suzi Rogers, Joe Rogers, Mark Roberts (Community Foundation) and Randy Atchley


Peoria Symphony Orchestra: 125TH SEASON GALA
June 15, 2022 | Peoria Civic Center

Peoria Symphony Orchestra kicked off its concert season with its 125th Season Gala. Guests helped commemorate 125 seasons of excellence and honored Sid and Flo Banwart. Ramsey Lewis received the inaugural Banwart Award for Cultural Leadership.

Photos of people at an event


  1. Flo Banwart, Dave Wentworth, Beth Jensen and Sid Banwart
  2. Flo and Sid Banwart
  3. Anthony Marotta
  4. Daryl and Laura Daggit
  5. Brian Buralli and Maureen Mathews


Peoria Riverfront Museum: 4TH OF JULY BACKYARD BBQ
July 4, 2022 | Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum celebrated with a bang at its annual 4th of July Backyard BBQ. Guests explored the museum’s galleries, planetarium and enjoyed one-of-a-kind view of the Peoria fireworks display.

Photos of People


  1. Carole Ackerman, Tom Leiter, Owen Ackerman and John Morris
  2. Stephen and Vivian Standifird with daughters Serena and Brianna


July 4, 2022 | Illinois Riverfront

Photos of Fireworks and spectators.



United States Postal Service: USPS NANCY REAGAN STAMP EVENT
July 7, 2022 | Eureka College

The United States Postal Service held an event in the Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College to show the new stamp of First Lady Nancy Reagan. Dr. Jamel Wright, president of Eureka College, provided welcoming remarks. Cassandra Chapman, Ronald Reagan Museum curator and archivist, shared the history of Nancy Reagan.

People at stamp unveiling.