Contest Winners

ExplorePeoria.com Contest Winners:

2022

Peoria Oktoberfest:  Robin Willis, Kellie Roecker, Michelle Bashusen, Melissa Tackman, Richard Fisler, Mindy Shirley, Angie Yeater, Andy Brody & Brenda Strickler

Peoria Park District Fun Prize Package Contest:  Kristina Leeper, Becky Hutton, Bianca Schmutz & Bree Williams

River City Soul Fest – Kari Childers, Tameka Flores, Tammy Marquardt, Angela Dixon, Brandon Hightower

Heartache Tonight & Fiesta En El Rio:  Cheryl Owen & Michael Robinson

Way Down Wanderers Concert on the Peoria Riverfront:   Ann Bunnell & Laura Sherman

Staycation Contest:  Tabitha Wittrock, Katie Wolf, Laura May, Kimberly Hermann, Dawn Kelley, Sally Saul, Donnie Grant  Melinda Ledbetter, Hilary McEvoy, Janet Manzi, Megan Koontz, Amy Quotskyva, Bob Gross, Kelly Hobson, Emily Hayes, Erin McCarty, Randall Blair, Melissa Olsen, Christine Gaspardo, Jennifer Scharp, Julie Parks, Jaylee Hall, Judy Feazle, Elizabeth Stice, Tera Kincaid, Christine Grebe

2022 Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing/King Lear):  Autumn Fulk, Jsessica Donahoo, Jamie Blanchard, Dawn Krohn

Peoria Riverfront Concerts (July):  Sandi Beck, Emmalee Lewis, Christine Reynolds, Stephanie Dare, Todd Ingles

4th of July at Eastport Banquet Center:   Amy Capie

2022 Carden Circus:   Jo Gutierrez, Fred Martiens, Shelette Nelms & Terry Heid

2022 Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged):  Carol Endres, James Wilhelm, Amanda Doyle & Kelleen Nitsch

Broadway Lounge Contest:  Don Baker, Linda Phillips, Michael Larson, Lauren Brown, Suzanne Cook & Krista Nicely.

Mother’s Day Brunch:  Shawn Livengood & Sheila Scheck

Brian Regan Show:  Mary Selburg, Vince Iadipaolo, Mike Peterson & Lorraine Caulkins

Easter Brunch:  Nancy Davis & Mary Ann Galik

Irish Contest:  Dorothy Musick, Michael Cotton, Katie Wallace & Nicholas Grant

Valentine’s Day Date Contest:  (1st Place) Jerrica Glispie (2nd Place) Kristina Tull

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks:  Molly Halberg & Mike Kocher

The Long & Winding Road (Beatles Tribute) Concert at the Scottish Rite Theatre:  Patty Kweram

Peoria Rivermen:  Regina Streitmatter, Heather Soviar, Anne Lawson, Avis Janes, Robin Lukehart, Kelley Frederickson, Daniel Nagel, Katie Grohsmeyer, Dick Simpson & Melanie Ellison

Harlem Globetrotters:  Kristen Thomas & Jessica Woods

2021

Owens Center Passes:  Cheryl Schertz, Melissa Stevenson, Tina Hunsley, Jane Baize, Jessica Keith, Richard George & Leigh Talyor Jose

Way Back Wanderers at the Scottish Rite Theatre: Jennifer Gallas

Christmas at the Movies at the Scottish Rite Theatre:  Michelle Einhorn 

Peoria Ballet’s Nutcracker:   Andrea George

A Christmas Carol at the Scottish Rite Theatre:  Amy Nofsinger, John Christenberry, Vickie Hall & Susan Drissi 

Halloween Events Contest:  Mark Freeman, Meredith Baldwin, Brandon Hightower, Josh Shamrock, Patricia Beach, Stephen Lawson, Steven Johnson, Kindra Matheny, Katie Honaker & Samantha Smith

Howlin’ on Water Dueling Pianos at the Broadway Lounge:  Jaelithe McLintock, Gina Hirstein, & Alice Gold-Pearce

Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair:  Krista Nicely, Kirsten Hanson, Dina Diefenbach & Lisa Clarke-Koehrsen

Broadway Lounge GIT Comedy Show:  Tina Hunsley

Peoria Octoberfest:  Timothy Irons, Michael Hanson, Nicole Kirley, Angie Menold, Randy Kaebitzsch & Dave Orzel

Spirit of Peoria:  Melissa Hamilton, Christine Reed, Ramona Halverson & Joy Hossler

Cirque Italia:  Kitty Kelley, Jada Culberson & Allison Hanson

Peoria Irish Fest:  Rhonda Crank, Salina Hazelwood & Greg Kendall

Illinois Shakespeare Festival:  Tim Lynch, Christa Roland, Cheryl Rich, Kathy McCormick, Kelly Driscoll, Trish Ballard, David Russell, Alexandra Lewandowski, Angela Horan, Greg Fletcher, Jack Corzine & Stephen MacLeod

2020

Irish Murder Mystery Dinner:  Jennifer Olson & Cheryl Rich

St. Patrick’s Day Dueling Pianos:  David Eggert, Sherry Lindee & Richard Schulze

2020 End of Winter PPD Fun Prize Package:  Lori Havenga

2020 Monster Jam:  Bethany Ferguson, Stacy Mowers, Christina Mounce, Shaun Bacon & Kim Hostetter

2020 Valentine’s Day Date:  Rachel Burnett

Sesame Street Live:  Kelly Alwood

Lunch with Captain America at the Central Illinois Auto Show:  Carol Stadel

2019

A New Orleans New Year’s Eve:  Jeanette Errion

End of Year Peoria Park District Contest:  Kelly Godar, Karen Agnoletti, Kim MacDonald, Angie Schwader, John Beck & Tim Lynch

2019 Holiday Contest with Pottstown Meat & Deli:  Kayla McKagan & Jana Winkler

Christmas Cabaret at the Betty Jayne:  Diana Klein

Marshall Crenshaw Concert at the Betty Jayne:  Janie Allen

Peoria Ballet’s Nutcracker:  Jason Henderson

Best of the Barn Christmas Show at Barn III Dinner Theatre:  Willard Kruse

Fall Vacation Contest:  Donald Calvert, Scott Moore, Kierr Williams, David McBride, Sarah Whitley, Nicky Halvorson, Brandon Deatherage, Sabra Benedict, Erica Etcheson, Matt Sheehan

Halloween Murder Mystery:
Sue Phelps, Sandra Ingles & Amy Mann

Steve Trevino (Comedian): Jessica Rocke & Charley Connell

2019 Wildlife Scary Park:  Scott Nicely, Amy Kershner, Debra Curry, Melanie Steinseifer, Marie Hidden, Tim Fortune & Kristy Stephens

2019 Spook Hollow:  Jenni Wickert, Kim Szczerba, Tina Chapin, Ryan Davis, Gina Hirstein, Alexis Hammond, Barbara Renton, Annette Cheney, Carly Turner, Jasmine Gleason, Ann Oesterle, Derek Aire & Taylor Adams

2019 Spider Hill:  Angie Campbell, John Cox & Kathryn Fife

Spirit of Peoria Cruises:  Sally Sumner, Donita Boland, Pat Fatigato, Scott Archer, Sharon Nevitt, Kaitlyn MacDonald, Wesley Wilkinson, Christine Schneider, Krista Miller, Jane Kleveland, Alexandra Lewandowski, John Horn, Philip Long, Donna Phillips & Marina Gemidopoulos

Beat MSA Blues Concert:  Kelly Williams

Funny Money @ Barn III:  Bill Griffis

2019 Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment: Sabra Benedict & Sue Calvillo

2019 Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair:  Keena Neeley & Richard Bradley

2019 Peoria Oktoberfest:  Reinhold Kaebit

2019 PBR Velocity Tour:  Jo Ellen Wise

2019 Illinois Blues & Heritage Music Festival:  Kathryn Parrott & Brenda Antonacci

2019 Peoria Irish Fest:  Lisa Willis

2019 PPD Fun Prize Package:  Lori Tipton & Tracy Dotson Miller

2019 Staycation:  Jessica McBride

GI Jukebox at the Barn III Dinner Theatre:  Peter Vermeil

2019 4th of July Backyard BBQ at the RIverfront Museum:  Raymond Dixon

2019 Olde English Faire:  George Ioerger, Cathy Konrad, Kathryn Flanigan & Whitney Nelson

2019 Father’s Day Gift Package Contest:  Michelle Logan

2019 Get Ready for Summer Contest:  Michelle Logan

Win Tickets Before You Can Buy Them: 2019 Carden Circus:  Destiny Benedict

2019 International Music, Wine & Craft Beer Festival:  Jackie Walker

2019 Mother’s Day Prize Package:  Amy Utech & Leslie Schellenberg

2019 Cirque du Soleil Crystal:  Angela Lamprecht & Kevin Graf

2019 Spring Concert for Peoria Area Civic Chorale:  Nichole Zeller

2019 Easter Brunch at Barrack’s Cater Inn:  Sarah Whitley & Kathleen Dudley

2019 Pekin Kids Fest:  Lacey Rewerts & Patty Flint

Alice in Wonderland & Paquita by the Peoria Ballet:  Lorrann Huddleston

Lunch with Black Panther at the 2019 Central Illinois Auto Show:  Michelle Havens

Cherish the Ladies (HFO) & Kelleher’s Gift Card:  Amber Morgan

Twisted Irish Knot Murder Mystery Dinner:  Amanda Harley & Jan Emprey

Frolic with the Fairies:  Angela Zumbek

2019 Valentine’s Day Date Package Contest:  Ebony Pickett & Stephen Waremburg

Death by Golf at Barn III:  Connie Davis

2019 Rivermen:  Leslie Smith, Amber Wilson, Kelly Goodman & Sherry Rich

Vacation Contest:  Amy Wand, Keayja Williams, Kristin Sherwood, Susan Calvillo, Courtney York, Taylor Hasty, Katylen Calloster, Andrea Dutton, Tanya Herberger, Kim Miller, Terra Boyer, Amanda Richardson, Krista Naab, Erin Whitley, Crystal Scribner, David Tankersley, Brittany Clasen, Betsy Koch, Kelsey Vititowsmith & Samantha Hill

Disney on Ice: Frozen:  Alicia Calvillo, Kelsey Vititowsmith, Amy Sumner, Kaytlen Callister, Jade Higdon & Lauren Hussemann

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