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FOLEPI parade returns for 37th year


25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC
25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 11:01 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) -- Hundreds came out to “FOLEPI” Saturday to celebrate the start of the holiday season.

The East Peoria Festival of Lights Parade returned for its 37th year, and it featured dozens of floats and more than a million total lights.

Our 25 News team also got in on the fun in on the fun as well. Amber Krycka, Chuck Collins, and Joe Strus joined our friends at Heart of Illinois ABC on a colorful float.

East Peoria spokesperson Jill Peterson says the event was a rousing success, and it was great to see so much of the community together.

“It brings Christmas not only to East Peoria, but the entire Central Illinois community,” Peterson said. “We have people who came as little kids who are now bringing their own kids and in some cases their grandkids. So it’s really become a generational festival.”

FOLEPI continues with the drive-thru lights display, lasting until January 2. It’s open starting at 5 p.m. nightly.

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