The green, white and red is out in full force this week in Herrin. The 27th annual HerrinFesta Italiana is underway and this year Peoples National Bank is once again the proud title sponsor of the event. That means PNB will be bringing you the excitement and entertainment associated with this year’s Festa and you’re going to see our logo everywhere around town. We’ll be part of the concerts, competitions and the Grand Parade.
Each night this week organizers have a variety of activities planned. On Monday, May 21, it’s the Miss HerrinFesta Scholarship Pageant at the Herrin Civic Center. Then on Tuesday, May 22, the Mayor’s HerrinFesta Honoree Banquet happens (you must have a ticket for this event). On Wednesday, May 23, there is a talent contest at 6 p.m. at the Herrin Civic Center.
Pop Evil performs Thursday, May 24. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, there are several activities planned, including Bocce contests, a kids bike and pet parade and lots of live music. Local musician Kali Lynn takes the stage at 6 p.m. Dr. Fever and Venus Flytrap, John Spice and Lee Brice will also perform that night.
Friday is also set aside for Peoples National Bank Customer Appreciation Day. It’s happening at our Herrin branch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please stop by and enjoy lunch on us from Louie’s P&R. There will be Italian beef and cold drinks as well as a mystery CD special. You an also check out the Herrin Fire Department’s truck.
Saturday is a busy day for HerrinFesta. At 8 a.m., the Tri-Festa Triathlon happens at John A. Logan College. The Grand Parade begins at 11 a.m. and goes through downtown Herrin. Come out for the sights and sounds of this year’s parade and you might just get something special from the Peoples National Bank team. There’s a grape stomp happening at 3 p.m. and you’ll wish they all could be California Girls as the Beach Boys take the stage. Gates for that concert open at 6 p.m. at the Piazza Stage.
The fun continues Sunday with a car show and a poker run. Then get ready to rock out with Slaughter and Queensryche on the Piazza Stage. The gates open at 5 p.m.for those shows. A special Memorial Day service at the Doughboy Statue happens Monday morning at 9. Things wrap up Monday evening with Faith & Family Night at the Festa with artist Natalie Grant. That show on the Piazza Stage begins at 5 p.m.
Join Peoples National Bank in celebrating this year’s HerrinFesta Italiana. Stop by and say hello and enjoy all the events. Ciao!