Peoria Jaycees host annual lawnmower clinic

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The Peoria Jaycee’s annual Lawnmower Clinic will be Saturday at the Exposition Gardens in Peoria.

Nena’s Hardware and Lenz Oil Service sponsor the annual event, which is open to the public and allows participants to drop off their push mowers and receive service that gets the mower ready for spring. The event begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. with the last drop-off time for mowers scheduled at 10 a.m. All mowers can be picked-up starting at 4 p.m.

The $40 fee covers the following services: cleaning of mower deck and air filter, oil change, blades sharpening and the installation of new spark plugs.

This year’s proceeds will benefit the Dress for Success Peoria, St. Jude Runs, PARC and the Peoria Jaycees – continuing the group’s dedication to assist local organizations through funds raised from their events.

“The Lawnmower Clinic is a true sign that spring has arrived. With the fantastic weather Central Illinois has been experiencing, we know people are ready to be working in their yard,” say Tim Wright, the coordinator of this year’s event.

“It’s a popular event that gets a fantastic repeat turn-out every year which allows us to give back to the community, in this year’s case, we are excited to be able to offer financial support to a variety of local

organizations. We are also very fortunate to have a long-standing partnership with Nena’s Hardware and Lenz Oil Service. They are true partners and support this project with the best supplies and customer service.”

“This event is so unique that whenever a new customer arrives to pick up their mower, we find that one of the first thing they ask is to make sure we let them know about the next year’s event.”

New this year, customers who are interested in simply getting their lawnmower’s blades sharpened can simply bring in the blades for a nominal $10 fee.

About The Peoria Jaycees

The Peoria Jaycees is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization comprised of men and women between the ages of 21 and 39 in the Peoria, Illinois area. Currently, the Jaycees are located in all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. The mission of the Jaycees is to provide members with leadership training through community involvement.