From all of us here at the Peoria Irish Fest, we would like to extend a THANK YOU to all of our 2019 sponsors!
In the 25 years that I have been chair of the Peoria Irish Fest/ Erin Feis the Irish community has never let us down. The response for donations to help pay for the cost of 2020 exceeded our exception. While I expected some help, I was overwhelmed by the numbers, the commits and the desire to help keep the Irish Culture alive in Central ILL.
We had hoped between t-shirt sales and Donation we would raise enough money to cover half of our $8000 budget. After rechecking the numbers several time we raised from t-shirt sales and donation….$9,975 We sold almost 100 t-shirt/hoodies at $3500 and received $6,475 in donations, more than double what we hoped for. There were 60 donors, 50 individuals and 10 businesses. Donation ranged from $20 to several at $500. In grateful appreciation we list them below.
Melissa Arbisi, Paulette Archer, Steve Baker, Shari Bell, Steve Bergquist, Debra Booth, Michelle Borland, Tom Carney, Sally Crandell, Ed & Nancy Dugard, Timothy Dunne, Donna Farrell, Kristine Finn, Terrence Flaherty, Robert Gess, Staci Gierich, Donna Guy, M. Henry Helton, Marcia Hill, Theresa & Eric Hoadley, Timothy Howard, Jim & Tanja Kokos, Wm Liningeer Jr., Rita Loyd, John & JoAnn Martin, Patrick Martin, Thomas & Kelly McConnaughay, Mike & Tracy McCormick, Thomas McLaughlin, Thomas McMahill, Carolan McNally, Warren E. McReynolds, Ed & Donna Monroe, Sara Naslund, Karen Nelson, Eric Nevitt, Wendy Norlin, Deborah O’Shea, John W. Parkhurst, Jeff Putnam, Larry Resutko, Justin Rose, Nadine Saueer, Jane Seiler, Kevin Seymour, Robert Simpson, Constance & Chet Tomczyk, Sandra Velde
Busey Bank, Envision Insurance Group, Home Depot, IBEW #34, Jimmy’s Bar, Kevin Kelly Jewelers, Ladies Ancient Order of Hiberians, Mike Murphy Ford, Nena Hardware, Ray Dennison Chevrolet, Trefzger’s Bakery