27th Annual Arts in Education Spring Celebration to Kick Off April 16th

Beginning April 16, the 27th Annual Arts in Education Spring Celebration will be held in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. every weekday through May 25, 2012. Peoria County’s Regional Office of Education and Sue Kingery, Project Director, coordinate the annual event.

When Spring Celebration began in 1986, 1,000 students from 12 Peoria County schools were showcased in one single week. This spring, 27 years later, more than 12,000 students from over 110 schools will perform, exhibit, and demonstrate their talents in the Fine Arts and Applied Arts. Students from public and private schools, grades preK-12, will participate, representing seven central Illinois counties: Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Fulton, Henry, and McLean. For a complete schedule or additional information, visit www.springcelebration.org or call 672-6906.

This year’s spring event is sponsored by Caterpillar Inc.; Ruby K. Worner Charitable Trust, in memory of her parents and grandparents, PNC, Trustee; Peoria Tourism Reserve Fund, comprised of the Peoria City Council, Peoria Civic Center Authority, and Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Commerce Bank; County of Peoria; Ameren Illinois; Associated Bank; South Side Bank; Busey Bank; Heritage Bank of Central Illinois; and Heartland Bank and Trust Company.

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