Arts and Entertainment

Seeing is believing: The real Mr. and Mrs. Claus

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's Christmas parade set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday; tree-lighting at 7 p.m. Friday

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 High School class of 1965 to reunite next September

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.

List of upcoming community events (Nov. 21, 2014)

Ford County Historical Society to meet Friday

Family Reading Night set for Thursday at PBL Eastlawn School

PAXTON — If you’re fortunate enough to watch Susan Skonberg in action, you’ll notice that the longtime librarian of Clara Peterson Elementary School and PBL Eastlawn School is a master of using space and providing a friendly reading environment for grade-school children who are learning to master a skill that can turn into a life-long tool.

Marines to gather Monday at Genzel's Tap in Loda

LODA — A gathering of Marines and their guests to celebrate the organization’s 239th birthday will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Genzel’s Tap in Loda.

Snacks and a cash bar are provided.

Persons interested in attending are asked to call 386-2255.

The event is sponsored by Jerry Widmer and Bill Willis.

Halloween events set in area towns

A roundup of Halloween activities in the area tonight ...

Halloween Parade in Paxton

Halloween trick-or-treat hours set in area communities

Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set in area communities:

Buckley — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Cabery — 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Cissna Park — 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Elliott — 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Fisher — 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Veterans Day observance set at PBL High School

PAXTON — The Paxton American Legion Prairie Post 150 and the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School band will present a Veterans Day observance for the community at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the high school’s gym.

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Danville on Nov. 5

DANVILLE — A half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Danville on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

It will be on display at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street, from the time setup is complete on Nov. 5 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It will be dismantled Nov. 12.

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