The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Marigold Festival Committee is pleased to announce Mary Haynes as the 2020 Marigold Festival Grand Marshal. One nominee states that she sees Mary as “a real go-getter who loves her community.” She further applauds Mary’s unwavering support of the business community in Pekin. Another nominee states “she is a positive person that tirelessly promotes Pekin businesses.”
Mary is a retired nurse working at both Pekin Hospital and Schramm School. She currently owns Kountry Nook and Craft Mall located in downtown Pekin. Mary’s customers find her welcoming and friendly as they enjoy her shop. Mary also runs the Small Biz Pekin Facebook page and has nearly 1500 followers on that page. Mary diligently promotes Pekin businesses on her page.
Mary serves on the Pekin Main Street Committee and has promoted Fourth Fridays in Pekin events. The Marigold Festival Committee is proud to extend this honor to Mary Haynes.
This annual honor is presented by the Marigold Festival Committee to recognize a local individual or couple that has given freely to the betterment of our community. The recipients have demonstrated their passion and dedication by giving generously of their time and talent to a variety of charitable and community organizations and activities.