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Velde Ford in Pekin, IL is Proud to Celebrate Our 57th Year in Business! All Thanks to YOU!

Since opening our doors in 1957, Velde Ford has proudly served the Pekin community. During this time, we have been humbled by the continued business of our Ford customers – many of which return to us time and time again! It is these loyal customers that we have to thank for our success.

To learn more about how Velde Ford came to be and why we remain dedicated to our Ford customers, click the link below.

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Your Velde Ford Dealership Offering New or Used Cars and Great Customer Service

Although Velde Ford is proud the offer a great inventory of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers, we believe the thing that sets us apart from others is our fantastic customer service.

Throughout the entire Ford car buying process, we will remain committed to your complete satisfaction. After all, Velde Ford believes we are in the business of making lifelong friends as opposed to simply selling a car or truck and sending you on your way.

To learn more about our company culture and why Velde Ford is so unlike any Ford dealership you’ve ever visited, click the link.

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A Letter From Tim Saurs, President & General Manager of Velde Ford in Pekin, IL

As the owner of Velde Ford, I am extremely proud of my employees and their dedication to our customers. My father and Lynn founded this dealership on the idea that the customer’s satisfaction comes before the sale of the vehicle. I am proud to carry out this belief at Velde Ford today.

We believe our customer’s satisfaction should be our number one priority. It is because of this belief that we strive to provide unparalleled customer service. Only at Velde Ford will you be treated with such care and attention.

I guarantee you’ll enjoy your time spent at Velde Ford. When you stop by our dealership in Pekin, IL, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and say ‘hello’ to my family and myself.

I look forward to seeing you at Velde Ford soon.

We're Excited To Introduce In 2015 The Velde Automotive Lease Experience

Leasing New Ford Vehicles with the Velde Automotive Lease Experience | Coming in Spring 2015

At Velde Ford, we are changing the Ford leasing experience and making it more enjoyable and beneficial to our customers. We offer unparalleled customer service, great Ford leasing deals, and knowledgeable Ford representatives that are on hand to walk you through the entire Ford leasing process.

To learn more about the Velde Automotive Lease Experience at Velde Ford in Pekin, IL – coming in Spring of 2015 – click the button below!

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At Velde Ford, we are dedicated to providing you with a great experience – no matter the reason for your visit!

If you’re here for car or truck service, we encourage you to take advantage of our Velde Ford Service Center. We are proud of our ASE Certified Service Technicians and their ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Additionally, our Velde Ford Collision Center is full of experts that can take your totaled car and make it look like new once again.

No matter the service you require – oil change, tire rotation, full body repair – we are happy to serve you. We service all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. So please don’t hesitate to bring your car or truck to Velde Ford today!

We are proud to be the Ford dealership of choice for the Pekin, IL community. In addition to Pekin, we happily serve customers from Peoria, Tremont, Morton, Bartonville, Washington, Peoria Heights, East Peoria, Bellevue, Marquette Heights, Creve Coeur, and Canton.

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Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!
PEKIN, Illi. - Who wants to wake up at the crack of dawn after a day full of indulging? We sure don't! We decided that there is no better time than the present to offer Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! You can drive off of our lot in a brand-new Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Regal, or GMC Sierra and receive 20% MSRP cash back! To view our select inventory, visit VeldeGM.com. Be sure to act fast; this offer won't last long!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford
PEKIN, Illi. - Picture this: after spending the entire day talking to all of your relatives, you wake up from a turkey and stuffing induced coma to a buzzing alarm clock at 6am. Your body is saying "let me sleep in" while your head is saying "I want a Black Friday deal". What to do, what to do? Well, we are telling you to go ahead and plan on hitting the snooze button because you can get amazing Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford ALL MONTH LONG!

With the Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford, not only can you drive off of our lot in a brand-new Ford at an incredible price, but you can also take advantage of our Black Friday Service Specials! That's right, we will get you into a new vehicle AND we will help you take care of it without breaking the bank! From a $69.95 Winter Alignment to a new set of brakes for $169.95, you won't find Black Friday deals like this any where else! 


Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving - 11/24/2014

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving
PEKIN, Illi. - It is no secret that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which definitely creates the potential for headaches and delays. According to AAA, this year there will be an estimated 46.3 million Americans out on the road heading to and from their Thanksgiving feasts! No one wants to start off the holiday in a bad mood, which is why we thought we would share Google's Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving.

The experts at Google recently released some new Thanksgiving traveling tips after monitoring the traffic conditions from the past two years. Fortunately, they discovered a few methods that will help you to avoid some of the congestion out on the roads!

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  • If at all possible, avoid making travel plans for Wednesday. According to Google's data, it is the absolute worst day of the week to travel before Thanksgiving, specifically between 3pm and 5pm! If your plans require you to travel on Wednesday, try to leave earlier or later.
  • If you are headed to a new place for the first time, be prepared with directions from more than one source (Google maps, MapQuest, and/or a GPS). Don't put all of the pressure on Siri!
  • It is highly suggested that you schedule your travels for Thursday. Thanksgiving tends to be the day with the least amount of traffic all week! Since typical Turkey Day feasts take place between 12 and 2pm, you will be less likely to run into any traffic if you hit the road during this time.
  • You're probably thinking you can beat traffic by heading home on Saturday. Unfortunately, this idea runs through just about every other Turkey Day traveler's head. Traffic can be up to 40% worse on Saturday, so spend a little extra time with the family and head back home on Sunday.

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

If you are staying around the Pekin area this weekend, stop by either of our dealerships for some incredible Black Friday deals! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! - 11/18/2014

Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria!
PEKIN, Illi. - 'Tis the season to be jolly and spread Christmas cheer around our local community! As long-time supporters of the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria, we are asking our friends and neighbors to join us in helping thousands of local children and families this holiday season. 

Velde Cadillac Buick GMC has been a proud supporter of the Children's Home for more than 20 years. Every year during the holiday season, we gather new toys, winter outerwear, food and personal care items to donate to the thousands of children the Children's Home cares for each month.  With the help and generosity of our friends and neighbors, we can brighten the holiday season for even more children and families within our local community!

This year you can join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria by dropping off a donation to our showroom. Any size donation is greatly appreciated! The Children's Home prefers donated items to be unused and in their original packaging. They ask that the toys be age appropriate and non-violent.  Below are some suggested items to donate:  
  • Puzzles/board games
  • Books (children to pre-teen)
  • Soccer ball, football, basketball
  • Toy cars or trucks
  • Dolls & accessories
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Winter coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, socks (size ranging from small children to teenagers)
We do hope you join us in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! We will be accepting donations through the week of December 15th. For more information about the Children's Home,  please visit their website http://www.chail.org.

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes - 11/17/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - It's almost time to gobble until you wobble! With Thanksgiving on the brain, we thought it was time we turn to Pinterest for some scrumptious recipes to add to our holiday menu. Since our screen was just flooded with dozens of delicious dishes, we decided to narrow it down to a list of recipes that we believe are the best of the best!  

From tasty twists on some of our holiday favorites to a few new mouth-watering combinations, we are sure this list contains a side dish suggestion that will satisfy any one of your guest's taste buds. Now it is time to decide which of these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes will round out your turkey day feast ––

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Remember you can find these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes plus everything from holiday decorating tips to gift ideas on our Pinterest page!

We have a great idea for a stocking stuffer! How about the keys to a beautiful new vehicle from Velde Autos? Visit either of our dealerships for incredible deals on your favorite Ford, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC vehicles! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science - 11/12/2014

OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science
PEKIN, Illi. - Their commitment to remain a platform for future innovations certainly paid off as OnStar took home Popular Science's top honor. OnStar 46 LTE was named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science; an award that is given to leaders who are revolutionary in their field. When OnStar announced early this year that it would be shifting their connection from a 2G cellular to high-speed 4G LTE, Popular Science knew that connectivity would never be the same.

If you haven't experienced it already on one of the 30 fully equipped 2015 Buick, GMC, or Cadillac models, OnStar 4G LTE provides vehicles with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and an entirely new set of advisor services. With a stronger signal than ever, customers can ensure they will have a fast and reliable connection no matter where they may be traveling. This incredible technology also allows for customers to connect up to seven devices to the vehicle as well as use simultaneous voice and data. 

For the last 27 years Popular Science has recognized some of the most impactful innovations out there; which is why it should come as no surprise that among thousands of entrants, the revolutionary OnStar 4G LTE was named the "Best of What's New". The editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Cliff Ransom, revealed that the magazine chooses to honor the innovations that will positively influence our world and challenge people's views of what is possible in the future. 

You too can enjoy all of the incredible features that OnStar 4G LTE has to offer with a vehicle from Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show - 11/10/2014

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show
PEKIN, Illi. - A lot of things went down at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week. Some of the industry's biggest leaders were revealing the most impressive concept vehicles of all time; topping one idea after the next. Ford Motor Company was no exception with Ford Racing's debut of a thrilling product built exclusively with Ford Racing performance parts. 

The 2015 Mustang Gt "King Cobra" package was unveiled at the SEMA Show last week and gave attendees plenty to talk about. With a name like King Cobra, they should have known that they were in for a product with some serious bite. Ford Racing has been waiting for the opportunity to get their hands on a 2015 Mustang and develop a series of packages that would push it to the limit. As one of Ford Racing's first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang, it is definitely setting the bar high. The "King Cobra" is equipped with the "Drag Pack", "Handling Pack", and "Super Pack" supercharger kit, helping to produce an insane 600+ horsepower. 

The Drag Pack allows the Mustang put out an optimal amount of power thanks to its heavy-duty half shafts, and a rear-sub frame kit with pre-installed high-performance bushings to improve traction. The Handling Pack lowers the Mustang one inch with front and rear lowering springs and includes a stabilizer bar kit. The cherry on top of this deadly combination is the Super Pack's 2.3L Twin Vortices Series supercharger assembly; a product co-developed and co-branded by Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance.

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show

The 2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package unveiled at the SEMA Show was built to be a high-performance street-and-drag strip car that can be fully replicated by any Mustang owner with help from Ford Racing's extensive parts catalog. This was one of Ford Racing's main goals. They wanted Mustang owners to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and have the ability to choose any part that they wanted. Finally, Ford Racing believes that they have created the ultimate package to make this possible - the King Cobra. 

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models - 11/06/2014

2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models
PEKIN, Illi - Yes, you read that title correctly. The 2015 GMC Canyon will be offering four, yes, FOUR, special edition models and we aren't talking about the typical SLE and SLT trim levels either! General Motors did it with the 2015 GMC Sierra and now they are giving midsize truck customer's four different trim levels to choose from on both the 2015 and 2016 Canyon. 

With some help from dealership sources, GM Authority was able to learn about what each of the 2015 GMC Canyon four special edition models will have to offer! Check them out -

2015 Canyon Denali -  GM Authority's sources have hinted that the all-but-officially-confirmed edition of the 2015 Canyon will offer a similar appearance package to the Sierra Denali. Along with body-color bumpers and mirrors and the signature chrome grille; the Canyon Denali edition is also expected to offer an exclusive powertrain engine

"All Terrain Adventure" 2015 Canyon - This is not the All Terrain model that the Canyon launched during its initial release. This edition of the All Terrain Adventure model will be spicing things up a bit by offering a plethora of new truck-bed accessories, like racks and mounts for bikes or ATVs.

Black-Out "Midnight Edition" 2015 Canyon - Similar to the 2015 GMC Sierra's Elevation trim level, the Canyon's Midnight Edition is expected to black-out everything from the wheels, body-colored grille, and color-keyed door handles, to the mirror caps, side moldings, and the front and rear bumpers. 

Not-Quite-Denali 2015 Canyon SLT "Chrome" Edition -  A name like this pretty much speaks for itself! This model continues to live up to the GM tradition by featuring an abundance of chrome accents. 

Curious about the latest and greatest vehicles that GMC has to offer? Stop by Velde Cadillac Buick GMC to take your favorite model for a spin! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show - 11/04/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - A trio of new EcoBoost Expeditions were revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last week, proving that the full-size utility vehicle could be taken to an entirely new level of awesome. New for 2015 are three, one-of-a-kind Ford Expeditions - the Tjin, DUB Magazine, and Vaccar Edition - which have enhanced upon the Expedition's already exceptional foundation of space, performance, and capability.

2015 Ford Expedition by Tjin Edition - 
Staying true to the Expedition's sophisticated roots, the Tjin Edition is meant to showcase the vehicle's capability for towing, daily driving, and its role as the ideal promotional show car. The Tjin Edition has a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. A charge cooler kit from Vortech Engineering, custom tuneup, side exhausted from MagnaFlow, and high-performance oils and lubricants from Royal Purple help enhance the Tjin Edition's horsepower up to roaring 405!


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine - 
DUB Magazine tacked on additional amenities that take the 2015 Ford Expedition to the next level of style and sophistication. Of course the DUB Edition looks fairly special on the outside with the DUB custom badging, tinted windows, and an integrated radar section system. However, inside of the vehicle is where the magic really happens. There is a top-of-the-line multimedia and sound system, a savvy new seat and upholstery design, as well as customizable remote-controlled LED lighting. The rear seating area features multiple monitors, complete with a video gaming system and wireless headphones, that can be viewed at various angles from both inside and outside of the vehicle. 


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition XLT by Vaccar
Vaccar decided to highlight the 2015 Expedition's winter driving capabilities. The exterior of the Expedition was winterized with a custom Vaccar two-tone mountain gray finish, a Vaccar Grill Guardian brush guard bull bar, swivel hooks by Monster Hooks, spring steps and a hitch stop from Go Rhino!, and a Mega Warrior cargo basket from Yakima Products. Snow and ice really do not stand a chance against this bad boy.


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

Each of these top industry builders started off with a great foundation of space, performance, and capability and from there were able to create a terrific trio like no other. Expect to hear more about these customized 2015 Ford Expeditions very soon! The trio are currently display at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting today, November 4th, through Friday, November 7th.

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action - 10/29/2014

Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action
PEKIN, Illi. - Anticipation has been building and rumors have been brewing about the release of Cadillac's next-generaiton CTS-V. The brand has never developed a vehicle quite like the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe before, which is why we could barely contain our excitement when photos were leaked of the twin-turbo bad boy out on the road without a stitch of camouflage. 

An uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe was caught in action weeks before its expected debut  at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. While spy shots typically feature heavily camouflaged prototypes, these shots of the newest Cadillac ATS-V bare everything from its chrome-framed mesh grille to the reshaped rear bumper with a lip spoiler. Spies are convinced that underneath the ATS-V Coupe's hood, which is topped with heat extractor vents, is a twin-turbo V6 engine. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe has an aggressive aero kit that is accompanied by side skirts and an upgraded rolling stock with low-profile rubber. After peering through the front windows, spies were able to spot sport bucket seats with slots for racing harnesses. 


Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action

Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action

We cannot wait for the rest of the details on the new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe to be unveiled. Unfortunately until the ATS-V makes its official debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, these spy shots will have to do! Continue to visit us right here on the Velde Voice blog for all upcoming news about the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Helps Ford Customers Avoid Frontal Crashes - 10/28/2014

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Helps Ford Customers Avoid Frontal Crashes
PEKIN, Illi. - Ford is always on a mission to become a leader in innovation and improve their customer's driving experience with the latest and greatest technology. With an incredible track record of some of the most advanced driver-assist features, Ford has found yet another way to raise the bar. 

Debuting on the 2015 Ford Mondeo in Europe later this year is the company's latest pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, which will help customers to avoid frontal crashes. With help from a radar and camera technology that scans the roadway ahead, the Pre-Colliision Assist can help drivers to avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles. If the driver does not respond to the system's warning in time, a full braking force will automatically be applied to help reduce the severity, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions. 

The Pedestrian Detection helps to avoid pedestrians at reduced speeds with a windshield-mounted camera and radar near the bumper. The camera and radar feed the system information that allows it to distinguish the difference between people and normal roadside scenery and objects. Should a pedestrian be detected and a collision is anticipated, the driver will be alerted with an audible and visual warning. If the driver does not respond, the system will reduce the gap between brake pads and discs to improve brake responsiveness. 

Although this system is advanced and extremely beneficial in unexpected situations, it does have limitations during nighttime, low and harsh lighting conditions, vehicle smoking in a different direction, and harsh weather conditions. Ford does not intend for the Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection to replace the driver or the need of awareness. We should begin to see this system appear on other Ford and Lincoln products around the world in the upcoming months. 


Interested in some of the other driver-assist features that Ford vehicles have to offer? Stop by our Ford dealership! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Tips for Driving During Deer Season - 10/22/2014

Tips for Driving During Deer Season
PEKIN, Illi. - Oh, deer! It is the most active time of the year for our doe-eyed friends, putting us all at  greater risk for deer related crashes. As we get further into breeding and hunting season, this particular time of the year is exceptionally dangerous for those out on the roads. To help you avoid an unpleasant encounter with a deer, we are here to offer some tips for driving during deer season

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that the likelihood of a person getting into a deadly deer encounter is higher within rural areas and on roads with speed limits of 55 MPH or higher. Regardless of what type of roads you regularly drive on, it is important that you remain extra aware while driving during this time of the season. 


Tips for Driving During Deer Season:



  • Deer are the most active around sunset and sunrise, so it is crucial that you are particularly cautious while driving during these times of the day.
  • Deer travel in groups. This means if you see one, there is probably another one or two nearby.
  • If you are driving while it is dark out and there is no opposing traffic, use your high beams. This will help you to see deer's illuminated eyes or even a dark silhouette on the side of the road. If you happen to spot a deer, slow down immediately!
  • One of the MOST important tips: DO NOT SWERVE to avoid hitting a deer. By swerving you are more likely to create an even more serious accident with another vehicle, tree or other object. If you are about to hit a deer, brake firmly, stay in your lane, hold onto the steering wheel and bring your vehicle to a complete stop.
  • If you are in a deer-vehicle collision, pull off the road and turn on your emergency flashers. Stay in your vehicle and DO NOT attempt to approach the deer. Their hooves are sharp, powerful and very dangerous. Be sure to phone the authorities and contact your insurance agent.
We want to be sure that all of our friends remain safe while driving during deer season. If you are searching for a top-safety vehicle to put your mind at ease, stop by our Velde Ford or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC dealership to see what our inventories have to offer!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Ford Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang Owners - 10/20/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - As if the 2015 Ford Mustang hitting showrooms wasn't exciting enough, Ford Motor Company and Tweddle have debuted a new interactive app for Mustang Owners. The application is available for Android and iOS users and can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching "2015 Ford Mustang app".

With help from the Tweddle Group, Ford has developed an innovative approach to help customers maximize the ownership of this iconic vehicle. The Mustang Owner app puts detailed information about the car's features, capabilities and functionality of components right into the hand's of the owner. Drivers will actually be able to scan various interior and exterior shots of the new Ford Mustang to learn about the function of the components. 


Ford Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang OwnersFord Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang Owners

Ford has always worked to improve the driver's experience behind the wheel and with Mustang Owner, enthusiasts will have key pieces of owner's guide information available through an easy-to-use application. The app not only contains endless amounts of Mustang-related information, but it also offers fun content like trivia, wallpapers, ringtones and even links to accessories, apparel and social media websites.


At Velde Ford, we provide our customers with a top-notch inventory full of the latest and greatest Ford vehicles. At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween - 10/15/2014

PEKIN, Illi - Alright, we already covered how to add apples and pumpkins into your menu this fall, but with Halloween only being two weeks away we quickly remembered another fun fall activity - PUMPKIN DECORATING! While many people like to stick to their traditional jack-o'-lantern carvings, we thought why not research some ways to spice up our pumpkins a bit? 

Don't worry about searching for new ideas, we have already done all of the hard work for you! Now all you have to do is go through this list of creative ways to decorate your pumpkin for Halloween and choose your favorite! All of these ideas are super simple and are sure to be a great at-home project to do with the kids!


Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween
Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

There definitely isn't a shortage of candy this time of year, so why not put it to good use? Glue some of your favorite candies onto your pumpkin to make a silly face or a unique design!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Thumbtacks can be used for more than just hanging notes on your cork board! Use the pins to write out a message or create a decorative pattern on your pumpkin. 

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

A little Mod Podge and some festive fabric can turn your pumpkin into a real piece of art! Fabric-covered pumpkins also make for adorable centerpieces! 

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Paint your pumpkin in chalkboard paint to turn into your personal message board!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Carving a pumpkin has never been so easy! Kids can pick out their favorite cookie cutters and, with your help of course, use a mallet to pound the cookie cutter all the way through the pumpkin's shell. Using a knife, parents can easily carve out their perfectly shaped design and ta-dah!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Painting your pumpkin is not only a hassle-free project, but is a great way for the kid's to get creative all on their own! Whether they decide to use stencils or paint free-hand, the possibilities are endless!

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The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride - 10/13/2014

The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride
PEKIN, Illi. - When it came to improving the ride quality and lessening the amount of sound heard within the cabin of the 2015 Buick Verano, engineers at General Motors decided to make adjustments starting from the ground up - literally. The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride? Why, it is the tires. After plenty tweaking and tuning, engineers were able to reduce the amount of noise and create a more enjoyable ride for customers by altering the Buick Verano's tires. 

Tires are a little more complex than one would think. Aside from being large chunks of rubber, the tires are made up of dozens of different components, chemicals and compounds that need to work together perfectly in order to deliver the traction, braking safety, fuel economy, tread life and road manners that today's drivers need. This is a hard combination to come by because when  adjusting the tire to accomplish one attribute, it often conflicts with another. 

The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride So when it came to developing the secret behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride, GM engineers needed to be sure that they created a tire that was the ultimate balance of both performance and comfort. After working closely with Continental Tire, Buick was able to create two tire packages for the Verano - a standard 17-inch P225/50R17 and 18-inch P235/45R18. The 17-inch tires forces on delivering low rolling resistance for better fuel economy and the 18-inch are designed to provide exceptional handling and a sportier feel.

Buick's ultimate goal when optimizing a tire is to reduce some cost, complexity or weight some where else within the vehicle while still delivering the ideal level of comfort and capability.

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GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles - 10/10/2014

GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles
PEKIN, Illi. -Auto companies are stepping up their game in order to continuously meet every pickup driver's needs. From increasing production to utilizing aluminum-based materials, companies have been really outdoing themselves in order to take the lead in this segment of the auto industry. So, what sets GMC apart from the rest? Why a dash of capability and a dose of luxury, of course.

The GMC Sierra Denali shows that pickups can be luxury vehicles by combining top of the line technical gadgets with tons of power and capability. Paired inside of the Sierra is a 6.6L V8 Duramax diesel engine with a 6-speed Allison Transmission, providing truck lovers with 765 lb. of torque AND 397 horsepower. With help from this dynamic duo under the hood, the pickup also has the ability to tow up to 13,000 pounds.


GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles

Now, let's talk about the luxury that can be seen with the naked eye. Inside of the 2015 Sierra Denali, customers will find an extremely spacious cab with heated/air condition seats, driver-friendly safety features like lane departure warning that vibrates the driver's seat, turn-by-turn navigation and 4G LTE WiFi capabilities. GMC understands that many customers will be using this truck for work purposes, so they jazzed up the center console with tons of storage space and added a power panel that includes USE ports, 12-volt ports and a standard electrical outlet.


GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles

The GMC Sierra Denali shows that pickups can be luxury vehicles by providing customers with an unbeatable trio of toughness, capability and technology. Take the 2015 Sierra Denali for a test drive today at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang - 10/07/2014

Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang
PEKIN, Illi. - After Hennessey and Saleen revealed their plans for Ford Motor Company's latest muscle car, we should have known it wouldn't have been too much longer until Roush joined in on the fun. Roush is known for its ability to bring improved handling and bodywork to several other Ford Mustangs and of course the 2015 Ford Mustang is no exception.

Roush reveals their first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, which includes several different stages of tune for the car. These stages are split into RS, RS1, RS2 and RS3 packages; something Roush fans are already very familiar with. Every package will feature a new body kit complete with a new grille, front bumper, truck lid spoiler and rear diffuser. Roush is also offering plenty of exterior options which include side quarter window, body side and hood scoops as well as a quad-tip performance exhaust system on the RS1 and RS2 package. 


Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang

We can except some impressive enhancements from Roush's RS, RS1 and RS2 packages on the 2015 Mustang V-6, Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT models. Although major power train upgrades will not be available, you can still expect an impressive 435 horsepower with the RS2's 5.0-liter V-8, 310 hp for the RS1's 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder; and 300 hp for the RS's 3.7-liter V-6. At this point there are not many details on the RS3 package because its use of a supercharger requires additional tuning. 

Along with Roush revealing their first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, they also presented the public with the pricing for the various packages. The RS upgrade starts at $4,495, $5,895 for the RS1 and $8,495 for the RS2. All packages are covered by Roush's 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. 

To learn more about the Ford Mustang, visit our Velde Ford dealership! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season - 10/02/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - In light of the year's most colorful season, we took to Pinterest to find some ways to bring autumn into the kitchen. It is no secret that just about everything contains apples or pumpkins this time of year, but what most people don't realize is that are virtually ENDLESS options for skinny eats AND indulgent treats. We thought we would save you some time by creating a list of scrumptious fall-inspired recipes to try this season

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
 Pumpkin Pie Dip

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Apple Cider Floats

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Apple Chips

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Do you have any other scrumptious fall-inspired recipes we should try this season? Share them with us by commenting below! Also, don't forget to head to our Pinterest page for more fall-spiration!

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Cadillac Announces Top-End Cadillac CT6 - 09/29/2014

Cadillac Announces Top-End Cadillac CT6
PEKIN, Illi. - Cadillac is preparing to bring a dynamic and technologically advanced sedan to the market in late-2015. Last week Cadillac announced their plans for the top-end Cadillac CT6, a model derived from the Cadillac CTS that will be accompanying an elite group of top-class luxury cars.

The company is kicking things up a notch with this new model, which will be a step above both the CTS and XTS product lines. Amongst all of the other top-level luxury sedans, the Cadillac CT6 is sure to be the lightest and most agile. Cadillac engineers have been working vigorously to combine only the best and most efficient components for each area of this vehicle. The Cadillac CT6 is currently in development stages, but will be featuring lightweight materials as well as a new body construction technique that will reduce fuel consumption while simultaneously improving driving dynamics and safety.  

The top-end Cadillac CT6 acquired its name from its use of the CTS centerpiece carline - which currently holds the titles of "Motor Trend Car of the Year 2014", "Road & Track's Best Luxury Sedan" and "Car and Driver's "10Best". The name also represents an upcoming shift in simplifying the naming of future Cadillac models. "CT" will be used for car models and the number will indicate the size and position of the cars hierarchy of Cadillac models.

The Cadillac CT6 will be manufactured in Detroit in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2015. 

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Ford Ups 2015 F-150 Convenience & Safety with 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features - 09/25/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - We are months away from the day that the most capable and technologically advanced pickup hits the showroom. Along with Ford's all-new 2015 F-150 being exceptionally efficient and significantly lighter than competing pickups, it also happens to be VERY driver-friendly. Ford has upped the 2015 F-150's convenience and safety with 10 awesome driver-assist features.  

While some of these awesome driver-assist features may look familiar, we can assure you that Ford truck customers have never seen the F-150 quite like this. Ford has equipped the 2015 F-150 with all of their top-of-the-line technology, including one CLASS-EXCLUSIVE feature that will make parallel parking this full-size pickup a piece of cake!

1. Active Park Assist: This class-exclusive system uses ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering to help you parallel park. The sensors measure the gap between two vehicles and if there is enough room for the F-150, it will automatically steer into the space. 

Ford Ups 2015 F-150 Convenience & Safety with 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features

2. Adaptive Cruise Control & Collision Warning with Brake Support: Using a front radar system, the F-150 can determine the distance and speed of vehicles ahead. This system will automatically slow to keep a consistent following distance and will set off visual and audio alerts if it detects that the distance between the vehicles is diminishing too quickly. It will also pre-charge the brakes just in case the driver needs to stop quickly.

3. Smart Trailer Tow Module: This module will show the driver if any lights on their connected trailer are not working without the driver, or passenger, ever having to get out of the vehicle.


Ford Ups 2015 F-150 Convenience & Safety with 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features

4. Curve Control: This innovative technology helps drivers maintain control of their F-150 if they take on a curve too quickly. Curve Control will automatically reduce torque and apply four-wheel braking, reducing speed up to 10 mph in one second.

5. Multi-Contour Seats: Long day on the job? The F-150's multi-contour massaging seats can help you with that.


Ford Ups 2015 F-150 Convenience & Safety with 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features

6. Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert: Sensors in the taillamps will monitor areas that are not visible to the driver. If the driver is attempting to switch lanes, a warning light in the sideview mirror will indicate if another vehicle is in their blind spot.

7. Lane-Keeping System: This system detects left or right-hand road lane markings and will vibrate the steering wheel to prevent the driver from drifting outside of their lane. 

8. 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display: Four exterior cameras give the driver a complete view of up to seven feet surrounding the F-150. 

Ford Ups 2015 F-150 Convenience & Safety with 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features

9. Hill Descent Control: With the press of a button, anti-lock brakes are triggered to give the driver control while descending on a hill. 

10. Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Air pressure amounts for each tire are displayed and the driver will be altered when an individual tire is too low. 

We are only MONTHS away from seeing how Ford has upped the 2015 F-150's convenience and safety with 10 awesome driver-assist features with our own eyes. The all-new 2015 F-150 is the pickup truck of the future, offering customers greater convenience and smarter solutions than ever before.

You can get an incredible deal on a brand new F-150 when you visit us at Velde Ford! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Meet GMC's 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Edition - 09/22/2014

Meet GMC's 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Edition
PEKIN, Illi. - Available this fall will be GMC's Carbon Edition styling package on the 2015 Sierra 1500, giving the pickup a new head-turning appearance for the fall season. Customers will have the choice between three different Editions on the Sierra 1500, each available on 2WD or 4WD models with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 or 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. 

The three available GMC 2015 Sierra 1500 Carbon Editions are:

Sierra Carbon 22 Edition - Available on both the SLE double and crew-cab trucks, this version of Carbon Edition includes two carbon fiber appearance graphics on the hood and tailgate. The black-painted grille perfectly matches the door handles and mirror caps. The exterior will be upgraded with four-inch black tubular side assist steps, unique 22-inch black alloy wheels and fog lamps. The truck will also have remote keyless start, a Universal Home Remote, a 110-volt power outlet and dual-zone climate controls. Pricing starts at $42,270.

Sierra Carbon 20 Edition - This version, available only on the Sierra SLE double cab, uses the same grille and graphics, but sits on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Pricing starts at $38,275.

Standard Sierra Carbon Edition - As the most basic package, it will contain all of the graphics and ride on the standard 17 or 18-inch wheels. Pricing starts at $33,075.

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Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology - 09/17/2014

Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology
PEKIN, Illi. - Ford Announces Availability of Latest Surveillance Mode Technology; an award-winning surveillance application that was developed to warn law enforcement officers of unexpected approaches from behind the vehicle. Ford is hoping that this multi-patent-pending technology, currently available on the 2014 Ford Police Interceptor, will be adopted globally by various law enforcement officers and military personnel.

With help from InterMotive Inc., Ford has developed this outstanding surveillance mode system using the existing rearview camera and radar to give officer's additional situational awareness and protect them from any possible threats while in their vehicle. If a person approaches the vehicle from behind, the system sounds a chime, rolls up the driver's side window, locks all the doors and flashes exterior lighting. 




This innovative detection system has earned the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive's Award for development. Ford hopes by announcing availability of their latest surveillance mode technology that there will be expanded adoption throughout the entire industry.

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Cadillac Will Offer "Intelligent & Connected" Vehicle Technologies on 2017 Models - 09/15/2014

Cadillac Will Offer "Intelligent & Connected" Vehicle Technologies on 2017 Models
PEKIN, Illi.- Select Caddies will be doubling as a personal chauffeur come 2017 thanks to GM's up and coming "Intelligent & Connected" technologies. We can expect to see the advanced driver assist technology known as "Super Cruise"and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology around the same time we will see the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

GM is focused on using innovation to make driving safer by offering "Intelligent & Connected" vehicle technologies on select 2017 Cadillac models. One of the technologies known as 'Super Cruise" aims to provide customers with a completely new type of driving experience whether they are on the freeway or stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. This will include hands-off lane following as well as braking and speed control in certain highway driving conditions.

With V2V, General Motors is looking to reduce the amount of traffic collisions and improve traffic congestion by sending and receiving basic safety information between vehicles that are approaching each other. By utilizing basic information such as location, speed and direction of travel between the vehicles, the vehicle can forewarn the driver and activate safety features such as the forward collision warning. 

If you're interested in learning more about the advanced technology that Cadillac has to offer, stop by at see us at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE! - 09/09/2014

All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE!
PEKIN, Illi - Velde GM is proud to announce that the All-New VeldeGM.com Website is Now LIVE! We have completely revamped our entire website, making it easier for our customers to navigate and find the Cadillac, Buick or GMC vehicle that you have been searching for! 

Head to VeldeGM.com to do vehicle research, learn about financing or to schedule a service appointment for your Cadillac, Buick or GMC vehicle. At Velde Cadillac Buick GMC it is our mission to provide our customers with the best car buying experience possible, all starting at VeldeGM.com. If you have a question that the All-New VeldeGM.com Website cannot answer, feel free to give us a call at (888) 331-3002 and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you!

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Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th! - 09/08/2014

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!
PEKIN, Illi.- Together we can fight hunger and feed families within our local community.  Help us make a HUGE difference on September 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive. This food drive will benefit all local food pantries through the distribution of goods by the Midwest Food Bank Peoria Division and South Side Mission. 

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th with family, friends and co-workers! There are 11 local Kroger stores committed to this event: Peoria - 5 locations, Bartonville, Chillicothe, East Peoria, Morton, Pekin and Washington. There will be two site leaders and 3 shifts of volunteers per location. Click here to get registered: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10c0A44AEAF2EA0FB6-2014/5280093


Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

Volunteer Positions:
  • Greeters at the door of the store who will be passing out "Top 10" listing of items needed.
  • Hosts at the truck collection area who will welcome and thank all shoppers for their donations no matter how big or small!
  • Loaders who will load all of the goods onto the truck.
  • Sorters in the truck who will sort all of the items into the various collection bins. 
Volunteer Shifts: 
  • 9:00 AM to noon - this will include setting up the sites and getting things rolling!
  • Noon to 3:00 PM - prime collection time!
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - this will include an hour of tearing down the collection area and the truck driver picking up the filled semi truck.
Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

Be sure to arrive early at your store location to meet and greet your team! Also, we recommend bringing water and snacks to have throughout the day. Volunteer shifts are in 3-hour increments, but you'll be having so much fun you will probably want to hang out the entire day! As volunteers, we want to ENCOURAGE our teammates and the shoppers at each our sites to support our community.

Volunteer at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th!

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at the Central Illinois Food 4All Food Drive on September 20th contact food4allpeoria@gmail.com or call Lori (309) 243-2742, Jennifer (309) 676-4604 or Teresa (309) 360-6083. For those ready to sign up, head to Sign Up Genius and get registered: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10c0A44AEAF2EA0FB6-2014/5280093

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