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Halloween trick-or-treat hours have been set in area communities:
Buckley — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Cabery — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Cissna Park — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Danforth — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
Elliott — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Lighted Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 19.
The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at County Market in Gibson City and will travel west and north through the downtown area.
At this time, the parade committee is looking for entries of floats. The theme for this year’s parade is “Dashing Through the Snow.”
PAXTON — For a second straight holiday season, Victor Johnson’s popular animated Christmas light display in Paxton will be taking a hiatus.
Johnson posted the announcement last week on his Lighting Up Paxton website.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help with its annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 19, in downtown Gibson City.
With the theme “Dashing Through the Snow,” the parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with parade lineup set for 5:30 p.m.
GIBSON CITY — The second annual Gibson City Harvest Fest is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, in downtown Gibson City. The festival, presented by Gibson Area Hospital, opens at 11 a.m. and ends around midnight.
Following are the top-finishing teams from Saturday’s fifth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival:
Overall — Smokin’ Walders (grand champion), Camp’s BBQ-Crew (reserve champion), P&Q BBQ (third), Mantucky Mayhem (fourth), Midlife Quesis (fifth), The Porkers (sixth) and King Brumblecue (seventh).
PAXTON — Camp’s BBQ-Crew, headed by Paxton resident Marcus Camp, saw success in Saturday’s fifth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival despite having competed in barbecue cookoffs for only the last four years.
PAXTON — Cameron Walder and his younger brother, Kendall, had their smokers lit early Saturday morning.
Luckily, they had more than one going.
Cameron, 30, and Kendall, 20, discovered a problem with one of their two smokers after leaving their barbecue cookoff setup on North Market Street for a few minutes to eat breakfast at the nearby Arcade Cafe & Pancake House.
The Market on Market is held at Majestic Park in downtown Paxton every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. through the end of September. The farmers’ market features fresh produce, meats, baked goods and crafts by local residents. The farmers’ market is sponsored by the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE in Paxton and the City of Paxton.
PAXTON — The annual Toy Drive for Alex Faulkner is under way.
The toy drive is held each September, which is Childhood Cancer Awarness Month.