Thanks to the over 2,500 people who participated to helped make the First Annual Best of Pekin Awards a success! Over 800 individual nominations were submitted this past December. The top 3 most mentioned nominees in each of the 29 categories went on to become a finalist. Throughout the month of January, residents were invited to select their favorite in each category and winners were chosen by popular vote. Special thanks to the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting our award ceremony Friday morning, February 9, at the Avanti’s Dome for the Puttin' on Pekin Breakfast. A special thanks as well to all the nominees for providing outstanding service and commitment to the Pekin community. Each of you helps to make Pekin a great place to live, work, and play. Stay tuned to EnjoyPekin.com for features on each of our winners and remember nominations for 2019 will open in December.
Congratulations to all of our winners! Check out the full list below. Winners can pick up their prize at Pekin City Hall anytime during regular business hours.