PCBO thanks sponsors begins making plans for 185th celebration Sept. 18 PDF Print E-mail
The Pekin Community Betterment Organization wants to thank the sponsors who helped make the 184th celebration one of the best ever.
The group will meet on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the shelter house at Pekin Park to do a wrap-up of 184 and begin steps in planning the 185th celebration. 
Anyone interested in getting involved in the festival should plan on attending the meeting in September.
The group also has a new domain for its website. The new site is at www.pekin4thofjuly.com.
The PCBO wishes to thanks the following people, businesses and organizations: Grand Marshal, Pekin Town Board, Officers & Staff Pekin, Washington Co., and Indiana State Law Enforcement & Families, Pekin Volunteer Fire Department & Families. Green Banner Publications, Leader Publishing Company, WLSM Radio, Local Businesses, Food Vendors, Booth Space Vendors, Flea Market Vendors, Farmers & Artisan Marketers, David Carty Sound Productions, All Parade Entries
All Volunteers Who Helped, Idol Contestants, Queen Contestants, Prince & Princess Candidates
Baby Contestants, Special Guests, Antique & Classic Car Clubs, Motorcycle Clubs, Antique Tractor Clubs, Steve “Spoonman” Tankersley, Zambelli Fireworks, Derby City Amusements, Dollars for Scholars, East Washington School Corporation, Pekin residents, 5K Run/Walk Participants, Horseshoe Pitchers, Borden Lions Club, 3-on-3 Basketball Players, American Legion Post 203, Our Neighbors,
Our Community, and Our Friends, Pekin Community, Betterment Organization, Ace Hardware of Salem, Bill Yates – Jackson Twp. Trustee Candidate, Billy Martin’s Store Inc., Blue River Farm Supply
Blueriver Networking Services, Cooley’s Heating & Air. Inc., Cornucopia Farm, Cottongim Enterprises Cress Construction, DTC Log Homes, DanMar Pharmacy, Dawalt Funeral Home, The Day Company Realtors, Domino’s Pizza, Duke Energy, Durbin’s Carpet Sales & Installation, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Edward Jones – David W. Morris, Edward Jones – Randy Pepmeier, Ewen Insurance Agency, The Feed Store, First Harrison Bank, Fitzpatrick Excavating, Green Banner Publications, Green’s Landscaping, Guy’s & Doll’s Hair Salon, Hanna’s  Restaurant, Hillcrest Pallet, Hoosier Trophies, Hughes Tire Service, Hurst Auction Service, LLC, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Jackson County Rural Electric Co-op, Jackson-Jennings Co-op, Jacobi Sales. Inc., JayC, Jeans’ Extrusions Inc., Jenkins Family Dentistry, John Jones GM City, Knapp Miller Brown, Insurance Services, Inc., Little Twirl, Losson Excavating Septic & Drain, Inc., Love Funeral Home, Loy & Fordyce Insurance, MJ Auto, Made-Rite Mfg., Inc., Mark Middleton Lumber, Marshall’s Fireplace Shop, Martinsburg Lions Club, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Miller Hardware & Garden Center, Mould-Rite, New Washington State Bank, Newlon’s Deli, Meat, Grocery, Old National Bank, PNC Bank, Pekin Diner, Pekin Saddle Club, R. L. Parts – Car Quest, Salem Apothecary, Salem Fertilizer, Salem Hardwood Lumber, Salem Lumber, Salem Rental Inc., Sandy’s Custom Cakes and Desserts, Scotty’s Sanitation, Shorty’s  Market, Shrum Supply Co., Steven Brewer & Company, Sullivan’s Feed Mill, T & S Auction Service, Tele-Media Solutions, Temple Construction Inc., Terry Lee – Handyman, US Drywall, Uhl Truck Sales, Wall’s Pest Control, Washington County Artisans & Farmers Market, Washington County Tourism Commission, Weathers Funeral Home, Inc., Worley Lumber Company Inc., Wright Brothers, Zink Signs.