Mr. Central Illinois Bear 2017 contest held

PEORIA — Jeremy Miller won the second Mr. Central Illinois Bear competition this past weekend out of a field of four contestants. The contest was put on by the River City Bears of Peoria. A meet and greet was held Friday night at Club Diesel with the actual contest held Saturday at Blondie’s. The contest included a boots and jeans, underwear, formal wear and a question and answer section. During the contest, there were two different performances by Elijah Nation and Michael Edwards, Keegan Nation and Kato Mann.

New Mr. Central Illinois Bear sashed

PEORIA – The River City Bears held their First Annual Mr. Central Illinois Bear competition this last Friday and Saturday. The competitors were Micheal Edwards, Bob Roemer, and Don Barnett from Peoria, Brandon Williams from Champaign and Dalton McBride from Danville. The first day of the competition was held at Brandy’s Beer 30 and consisted of the Jean and Boot Strut along with the Boxer and T-shirt runway segment. There were many drag performances before during and after each segment of the competition. Mr. Heartland Bear, Lew Sutton along with Miss Flo NoMo, Amy Wyckoff, Adam Drake, and Darren Jackson-Adams judged the event and Miss Sparky’s Crayola S. Holiday was the MC for the event.