First up is the Pride of the Prairie Folk Art & Craft Show on
Saturday at the Lincoln Park District. It's a great place to start
your holiday shopping, as area artists and crafters bring together a
collection of their finest artisans and craftsmen. The doors will
open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. For more information, call
Then, on Nov. 30, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary is
pleased to present its 20th annual Christmas in the Chapel event.
This year's program is entitled "A Dickens of a Christmas." The show
begins at 7 p.m. at the Earl C Hargrove Chapel on the campus. For
more information, please call 1-888-522-5228, ext. 2243.
Elkhart's Christmas in the Chapel will be Dec. 1 and 2 this year.
Come and enjoy a Christmas service like no other, held in the
historic St. John the Baptist Church, located in the Elkhart
Cemetery. This year, the society is expanding their services, so
you'll have four different performances to choose from. The Saturday
services will start at 4, 5:30 and 8 p.m. For the first time ever,
there will be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. All tickets have dining
packages available, and prices will depend upon those package
choices. For ticket prices, reservations and more information,
please call Gillette Ransom at 217-947-2238.
Up next, the Postville Courthouse State Historic Site will host
its Christmas Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at 914 Fifth St.
Abraham Lincoln practiced law at this location when he rode the 8th
Judicial Circuit. Take a step back in time and enjoy the decorations
of the holiday season, Abraham Lincoln style. Travel through
Postville and reminisce about an era not forgotten. An Abraham
Lincoln impersonator will greet you as you arrive, and the Postville
Express will provide period music. Abraham Lincoln stayed with his
friend Illinois state Sen. Maldon Jones when Abe was circuit riding
from Springfield to Charleston, and Lincoln's favorite chair was the
rocker that will be on display at Postville Courthouse for this
special event. Jones' great-great-grandson, Doug Mullikin, and his
wife will be present to visit with guests. Enjoy the prairie pumpkin
cake and fruit punch. This event is free and open to the public.
Donations are accepted. For more information, please call
217-735-4977 or 217-737-0979.
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The Elkhart Public Library District's Holiday Home Tour will be Dec.
1, from 2 to 6 p.m. Come and tour the beautifully decorated homes of
Mr. and Mrs. Steve (Boo) Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Michelle)
Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. Art (Genda) Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Vern (Mona)
Maas, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Dawn) Williams. Tickets for the event
will be $5 per person, with proceeds to benefit the Elkhart Public
Library. Tickets are available at the library, or you can reserve
yours by sending payment to: Elkhart Public Library District, 121
Bohan St., PO Box 170, Elkhart, IL 62634. For more information,
please call 217-947-2313.
Friendship Manor is proud to present its
2007 Festival of Trees Dec. 2-8. All trees and wreaths are subject for sale
in a silent auction, with the proceeds going toward Lincoln and
Logan County charities. All trees, wreaths and swags will be sold.
Bid sheets will be with each tree or wreath, and anyone can bid at
their leisure. The highest bid on Dec. 8 will be the winning bid of
the individual item. Admission to the event, 4-8 p.m. each day, is a nonperishable food
item, which will be donated to our local food pantries. Meals will
be served every evening. Dine in the midst of the glitter of Tensile
Town and in the midst of the trees.
The annual Lincoln Christmas Parade will be Dec. 2, beginning at
1 p.m. in downtown Lincoln. Main Street Lincoln is pulling out all
the stops with this year's parade, "Christmas Through A Child's
Eyes." The rain date will be Dec. 9.
Also on Dec. 2, Carroll Catholic School will host its annual
Christmas Bazaar and Breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m.
until noon. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and
under. The bazaar will feature a huge raffle table with over 100
items ranging from electronics to toys, a grocery cart raffle and a
cash drawing. At the Cookie Corner you may choose from dozens of
home-baked cookies to share during the holiday season, or shop at
the Sweet Shoppe, which will be filled with homemade baked goods and
candies. Children will be able to shop for inexpensive Christmas
presents for their family or stay occupied with children's games
while parents browse the bazaar. Santa will stop by for photos and
visiting from 10 a.m. to noon.
For more information on holiday events, please visit the Abraham
Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County at
www.abe66.com or call at
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of