COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS & COURTHOUSE LIGHTING
Friday, November 25 is the Greenville Business and Professional Association “Come Home for Christmas” event with the lighting of the courthouse by the Greenville Women's Club starting at 5:30 p.m. We spoke with Martha Iler who said among the festivities there will be a trolley running to different locations. The United Methodist Church will have a toy train display and a live nativity scene. You will enjoy the German paper cutting demonstration, live music, and refreshments. Several non-profit organizations decorated Christmas trees and those trees will be auctioned at the Turret Building with proceeds for each organization. Santa will also be there so don’t miss the festivities.
MISS ILLINOIS IN HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE
Santa is coming to town in the annual Lighted Christmas Parade in Highland but this year he will be joined by Miss Illinois. WGEL spoke with Highland Mayor Joe Michaelis who said every year the city of Highland has a parade the Friday following Thanksgiving. Mayor Michaelis invited Miss Illinois to participate in this year’s parade and she gracefully accepted. Mayor Michaelis says they are thrilled to have her be a part of the event.
The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at Upper Elementary and travels down Lindenthal to the square. For more information, call 654-3721 or visit www.highlandillinois.com.
GHS ALUMNI SOCCER GAME
Saturday, November 26 is the Comets Alumni Soccer Game on the Tom Doll Field. We spoke with GHS soccer coach Mike Young who saaid the game is to raise funds for the Tom Doll soccer field. Every year, they have been able to raise enough funds to add new elements to the field to make it more enjoyable for the players and fans. A kickback wall, covered benches, and a scoreboard are among the items they have acquired through the alumni game.
The game begins at 1:00 p.m. with a chicken dinner and dance at 7:00 p.m. at the Greenville VFW.
MOPS MINI MALL AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Greenville Area Mothers of Pre-Schoolers Group, or MOPS, 3rd annual Mini Mall is Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, on Second Street in Greenville. The Mini Mall will feature booths with crafts, bakery goodies, jewelry, and home decorating items. They will also have free pictures with Santa, games and crafts for the kids, and a model railroading display. For more information, call 664-2625.