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Minier Christmas Parade and Stroll on Saturday          Send a link to a friend

[NOV. 29, 2006]  MINIER -- Minier is inviting you to their Christmas Parade and Stroll on Saturday. Organizers say that it is one of the longest, continuous parades in the history of Illinois.

Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the traditional Christmas parade. See Santa and his elves pull through the streets of downtown Minier, along with decorated horses, antique cars and tractors, and many other proud parade participants.

Following the parade, linger about to enjoy a variety of old-fashioned holiday entertainment:

  • Attractions at the firehouse -- VIP reception, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, story time, jugglers, clowns and festive music performed by local musician David Berchtold

  • Vendor fair at the old pharmacy on Main Street and corner gas station -- Shop for those on your Christmas list from a variety of local crafters and home-based businesses. Support local fundraising organizations as well as local businesses that will be exhibiting between 2:45 and 5 p.m. Dogs are welcome to come and visit local groomer Tina Berube, who will be trimming dogs' nails at her vendor booth in the corner gas station.

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  • The annual tree lighting will take place at 4:30 at Veterans Park, followed by prize category winners.

  • Soup dinner to benefit Minier Relay For Life will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. John's United Church of Christ.

  • Horse and wagon rides for the whole family

  • Kettle corn to nibble on throughout the stroll

So bundle up the family and join Minier in welcoming the season of Christmas.

For information on participation, contact Carolyn Hansen at 309-392-1700.

[Community news release; LDN]

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