Armband pre-sales will begin May 1st through the local schools. Help your school earn 10% of the sales (at your school) by purchasing armband vouchers with the forms that will be available at each school. Districts 50, 51, and 52, along with St. Pat’s and WCHS, will be sending home information with a form for students’ families to pre-purchase armbands. Each school will have their own official school form that can be used between May 1st and 12th to order armbands. Orders will be filled and distributed back to the schools the week of May 15th.

If you miss the school pre-sales, you will still have the chance to get your armbands early at the Washington Chamber of Commerce. During the week of May 22nd thru 26th, armbands will be available for $20 each, 9:00am to 4:30pm. On Thursday, May 25th, the office will remain open until 6:00pm. The vouchers sold early at the Chamber office or through the schools can be easily and quickly exchanged for the armband at the carnival ticket booths.

The Washington Good Neighbor Days is an annual event hosted by the Washington Chamber of Commerce. Each year the event welcomes over 30,000 during the five day event. This year’s event will be held May 31st – June 4th, just behind John Bearce Properties at 1800 Washington Road in Washington, Illinois. The 2017 Premier Neighbor Sponsor of the Washington Good Neighbor Days is CEFCU. For more information on the Washington Good Neighbor Days, visit or call the Washington Chamber office at (309) 444-9921 or by email at

With assets totaling over $5 billion, CEFCU serves over 320,000 members through 22 central Illinois Member Centers and 4 Member Centers in California’s Santa Clara County; the CEFCU Financial Center; the Money Center 24 ATM Network; CEFCU’s website,; CEFCU Mobile Banking; the surcharge-free COOP Network ATMs; and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network.