Author Archive for Sharon McBride

The City of West Peoria and the Fourth of July parade committee thank the residents, volunteers, spectators and participants for their efforts with the annual event this year. Media sources estimated that between 8,000 and 10,000 people were in our…

July Fourth is the day thousands visit our community to enjoy our annual Fourth of July parade and flag raising ceremony. This is the longest-running celebration in central Illinois of our country’s birthday. Gatherings are held both pre- and post-parade…

  The 19th Jamboree Run kicks off 7 a.m. June 4 in West Peoria. Jamie and April Silver are co-chairing the run. Other activities that day are the Boy Scout Carnival 3 to 7 p.m. All Jamboree activities take place…

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The annual West Peoria Memorial Day Celebration in honor of those who have served and are serving our country in the military is Saturday May 28. A memorial was built to replace one that had been at the firehouse and…

Landscape waste pick-up for 2016 will begin on the first Friday in April. Boy Scout Troop 11 is again selling trash bags from March 21 to April 11. Contact any Troop 11 scout or Bob DeSutter, scout leader at 674-6668.…

Early voting in West Peoria is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 at West Peoria City Hall. Voters are encouraged to use the side entrance of the building for best access. Voting polls in West Peoria will…

The West Peoria Residents Association thanks members for their continued support and announces that Jamie and April Silver will be in charge of the Jamboree Run again this June. WPRA has agreed to sponsor the Heart of Illinois Special Olympics…

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Get into the holiday spirit during Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 5 at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Enjoy a breakfast of donuts, pastries, waffles, hot chocolate and coffee. Kids, have your picture taken with Santa, enjoy the…

October is a busy time for the volunteers of the West Peoria Fire Department. They are going door-to-door selling fund raising tickets for their annual Hog Roast scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Crusen’s on W. Farmington Road. Tickets…

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  It was a perfect Independence Day for the 45th Annual West Peoria Fourth of July Parade. Neighbors, friends and visitors gathered on the sidewalks making a mosaic of red, white and blue while waiting to enjoy the longest running…