October 2019 A line of American flags flap in the breeze as members of the Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team (TACT) wave at passing vehicles Wednesday, Oct. 2 outside of Deiters Funeral Home in Washington. The group took part in Operation Honor Guard’s Day of Giving, a fundraising campaign aimed at helping veterans organizations provide uniforms and equipment for Honor Guards at patriotic events and military funerals.Morton’s Connor Vicary chips out of a sandtrap on No. 6 during the Mid-Illini Boys Golf Championship on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville.Players and spectators search for a lost ball during the Mid-Illini Boys Golf Championship on Thursday, Oct. 3 at Coyote Creek Golf Club in Bartonville.Glass artists Molly Neuhauser, left, Jeremie Draper, middle, and Brandie Fislar team up on a piece of sculpture Friday, Oct. 4 during First Friday at JDraper Glass in Peoria.Glass artists heat up a sculpture during a demonstration Friday, Oct. 4 during First Friday at JDraper Glass in Peoria.Manual’s Davion Ferrell (9) deflects a pass intended for Peoria Notre Dame’s Thomas Jacob in the first half Friday, Oct. 4 at Peoria Stadium.Peoria Notre Dame fans give Cleveland St. Ignatius’ Marko Rimac some grief as he inbounds the ball Friday, Oct. 4 at Peoria Notre Dame High School.The propellers of an airplane-shaped weather vane spin in the breeze at David Smith’s Iowa Junk Art display Saturday, Oct. 5 in London Mills on the first day of the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive. Freshly-boiled pork rinds soak in a pot at the Pioneer Caramel Corn booth Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Spoon River Drive in London Mills. The London Mills Bank building now serves as an antique shop as customers come and go Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Spoon River Drive in London Mills.A steady rain douses shoppers Sunday, Oct. 5 on the Spoon River Drive in London Mills.Noted barbershop singer and emcee Robert Cearnal leads a singalong during the Pride of Peoria Barbershop Chorus’ 77th annual barbershop show Sunday, Oct. 6 at the ICC Performing Arts Center in East Peoria.Pastor Denise Clark-Jones, right, blesses Lotus Joy, 10, second from right, and Reina J., 7, third from right, during the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria. A willow tree casts a reflection while William VanDusen of Peoria casts his fishing line into a pond Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Donovan Park in Peoria.A young deer peeks through the foliage Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.IVC running back Alex Fulton (10) tries to escape from Bloomington Central Catholic’s Hank Keller in the first half Friday, Oct. 18 in Chillicothe.Washington fans in the student section wave goodbye to Metamora with their cellphone flashlights Friday, Oct. 18 in Washington. The Panthers defeated their archrival Redbirds 38-0.Lola Monzo, 5, of Galesburg pets a taxidermied river otter on display Friday, Oct. 18, during Wildlife Scary Park in Hanna City.The Grape Train leaves with a full load on a tour of the vineyards of the Kickapoo Creek Winery during the Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 20 at the winery in Edwards.Corn swings in the wind as dark clouds swirl overhead Tuesday, Oct. 22 in a field off Timberline Road in Goodfield.Pumpkins fly from a picker into a bin as workers harvest a field Tuesday, Oct. 22 off Illinois Route 117 just north of Goodfield.Raindrops lie on a fallen leaf in a parking lot Sunday, Oct. 27 in Peoria.Colt, a massive 6-year-old Newfoundland, enjoys some attention from Alaina Gray, 6, of Bartonville, during PetFest 2019 on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Avanti’s Dome in Pekin. Peoria Christian’s Weston Walker won the IHSA Class 1A state golf title Oct. 19 with a tough 10-foot putt on the 18th hole at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington. The championship capped off a stellar high school debut for the freshman. He is the 2019 Journal Star Golfer of the Year.Eureka sophomore Allison Pacocha became the first Journal Star area golfer to win a girls championship since 1989, and only the second ever, when she captured the Class 1A girls state golf title on Oct. 19 at Red Tail Run in Decatur. She is the 2019 Journal Star Girls Golfer of the Year.An inflatable ghost guards one corner of a house bathed in blue light at 707 Main Street during the nightly showing of Lights on Main in Morton. Owner and creator Tom Godfrey created the Halloween spectacle three years ago.Bradley’s Koch Bar (12) blocks a shot by Millikin’s Korbin Farmer in the second half of their exhibition game Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Peoria Civic Center.