The Peoria Civic Center announced they will host a Downtown Peoria Cookout on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30 pm as part of their United Way campaign. The cookout will take place on the Sonar Tide Patio*, which is located on the northwest side of the Civic Center by Peoria City Hall.
Chefs from the Civic Center will grill brats and hot dogs, and serve with chips and a drink. Recommended donation is $5.00 with all proceeds going to the Heart of Illinois United Way.
"We're excited to bring the downtown community together to help an organization like United Way - which in turn supports many of our local non-profits in the Peoria area," said Rik Edgar, General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center. "The cookout will be an easy way to grab food and enjoy a little outdoor fun over the lunch hour."
Adding to the festive environment, 93.3 FM The Drive will be present with music and trivia contests. The Civic Center will also be running some ticket giveaways to upcoming Monster Jam and Disney On Ice shows. Plus special guests from the Peoria Rivermen, Bradley Braves and the Peoria Chiefs.
Food donations to make this event possible are courtesy of Raber Packing, Kitchen Cooked and SMG/Savor.
* In the case of inclement weather, the cookout will move inside the glass doors of the Peoria Civic Center.