Wednesday, December 6, 2017

TAZEWELL COUNTY CELEBRATES THE BEGINNING OF THE ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL MONDAY AT THE COURT HOUSE

Left: The Tazewell County Sheriff's Honor Guard gives a 21 gun salute in honor of Illinois becoming the 21st State.


Story and Photos by TCM Ed Emmons


Monday at the Tazewell County Courthouse, a ceremony took place marking the beginning of the year long activities all around the state of Illinois Bicentennial, which will take place December 3, 2018.

Right: The Honorable Judge Michael Risinger was master of ceremonies for the event.

Left: Invocation was given by the Revern Judith Guy of the Mackinaw Christian Church.



Left: The Honorable Judge Michael Risinger led the Pledge of Allegiance.





Right: Broadmoor students Zoe Lamb, and Bailey Campbell sang the National Anthem.







Right: Among the first American settlers who came to Tazewell County in the early 1820's were descendants of Scotish descent. In honor of these very early settlers bagpipe player Joe Britts plays a tribute.

Left: Giving a talk about the Bicentennial is Christal Dagit. The Tazewell County board appointed her for the Illinois Bicentennial. Christal is also Director of the Tazewell County Museum.


Left: Carroll Imig, a Tazewell County Board Member reads the Proclamation for Illinois Bicentennial.







Right: The Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising by Steve Saal and Paul Kirby.










left: The Illinois Bicentennial Flag waves proudly at the Tazewell County Courthouse.





         The Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team or TACT also was also at the Bicentennial event Monday.

Here is some Bicentennial Information for you to read. For more information please go to www.illinois200.com






































































Saturday, December 2, 2017

FAMILIES ENJOY DECORATING ORNAMENTS AND BROWSING THROUGH MUSEUM FOR CHRISTMAS ON COURT

Left: Museum elves, Ginsey and Lara Campbell greet families as they enter the Tazewell County Museum Friday night for Christmas on Court.


The Tazewell County Museum hosted families Friday night whether they just wanted to browse around the Museum or children wanted to decorate their own ornaments or ugly sweaters. Museum elves Ginsey and Lara Campbell also greeted the guest and offering hot chocolate or coffee.












Right: This little girl enjoys herself decorating a ugly sweater at the Museum.


Left: Museum volunteer Barbara Tidaback helps with decorating ornaments.















Left: These children enjoy the Scott Altman exhibit at the Museum Friday night. The Museum is open Monday and Wednesday from 10-2. Maybe be open at other times for special request.

The Museum is located in downtown Pekin at 15 S. Capitol St, inside the Arcade building.

Inside the Museum you can find antique furniture, Everette Dirksen memorabilia, NASA and Astronaut Scott Altman collections, Military uniforms from different wars, Statue from the old Pekin Theater downtown, as well as so many other collections. The Museum is a not for profit organization.

Right: This child works on her glass ornament Friday night at the Museum.

















Above: These boys check out a hand made quilt of the solar system.



Left: This family poses in front of a space shuttle nose cone Friday night.

















Above: Museum Director Christal Dagit talks with guest about the Military Uniforms Friday night.