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Free showing of Ebenezer Scrooge story offered
Santa Claus to visit Champaign
GIBSON CITY — Plant diagnostic outreach specialist Diane Plewa will present “All About Herbs” in a special Home Extension program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Moyer District Library. Plewa will explain the importance of herbs and how to grow and harvest these plants that also can fit into landscape plans.
PAXTON — The PRIDE in Paxton Christmas Parade Committee has announced winning float entries in PRIDE’s Christmas Parade held Nov. 29 in downtown Paxton:
— First place: Paxton Dental Clinic, Dr. Todd Johnson and staff (tooth fairy theme).
— Second place: Grand marshal float — the Glad and May families (Candyland theme).
— Third place: Walltown 4-H Club (Candyland theme).
LODA — The Loda Township Library is hosting a Christmas story hour at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec 15.
Children ages 3-11 are invited to attend. Younger children will need an adult to stay with them. There will be Christmas stories, crafts and treats.
Anyone seeking more information can call the library at 386-2783.
GIBSON CITY — A chorus of more than 75 voices will join area vocal soloists in presenting “The Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Gibson City Bible Church.
Somewhere along the line, the kids watching Paxton’s annual Christmas parade noticed something amiss: When Santa Claus came riding down Market Street on his sleigh, there was no Mrs. Claus to be seen.
PAXTON — PRIDE in Paxton’s annual Christmas Parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Taft and Orleans streets in downtown Paxton on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Entries will include the Shriner clowns, floats, antique cars, area dignitaries, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles, various costumes characters, musical entries and, of course, Santa himself.
PAXTON — Members of the Paxton High School class of 1965 will hold their 50th-year reunion on Sept. 18-20, 2015.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign, for those who will be traveling to the area. Reservations can be made at the hotel.
Ford County Historical Society to meet Friday