Today is Thanksgiving.  The Thanksgiving holiday dates back to the 1600’s when the Pilgrim’s gathered together to give thanks for their harvest.  Every year, families across the country get together to eat a turkey feast, watch football, and enjoy each other’s company.  The President issues a “pardon” to one lucky turkey on Thanksgiving, ensuring that bird will not become a meal.  Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the home of the best country in the country, WGEL.


This year’s Annual Greenville Come Home For Christmas event is Saturday, November 24, sponsored by the Greenville Business and Professionals Association.  Liz Kious said this is the second year for the annual Charity Christmas Tree Auction and there are several beautiful trees on display at Adam’s Brother’s Coffee House.  The auction will be Saturday evening.  All of the money from the tree sale goes directly to the charity which decorated the tree.  Some of the trees will also be donated to families in need.  Santa Clause will light the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn.  The trolley returns this year, taking folks from stop to stop and Bond County Fair Queen Nori Stone is the MC for the evening.  There will also be a toy train display and a candy cane scavenger hunt.  For more information, call 664-9196. 




The 55th Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar is Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Greenville Free Methodist Church on Rt. 140.  Early bird admission is from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. to persons who donate at least one non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.  Several familiar booths will offer some of your favorite items.  The Country Store will have apple butter, peach butter, mincemeat, jams, and jellies.  The Country Kitchen will be serving coffee and homemade pastries beginning at 7:30 a.m. with lunch at 11:00.  You may buy books at the Book Nook, cookies and candy by the pound at the Cookie Walk and Candy Shoppe and fresh live wreaths at Greenery Galore.  Three booths, new to the bazaar last year, will return.  Auntie E’s Cookie Cutters, Boyd’s Bears and Precious Moments, and The Secret Garden will offer unique items.  Check out these booths for cookie cutters from around the world, a wide variety of unique bears and figurines, and anything and everything related to gardening.  More than 25 booths will offer a wide variety of items at the 55th Holiday Bazaar.


If you are looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit, come enjoy the Christmas Lights Wonderland at the American Farm Heritage Museum.  The display opens Friday, November 23 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. nightly.  Fridays and Saturdays, visit with Santa Claus, ride the Christmas Train, and visit an 1800’s Christmas at Hill’s Fort.  Refreshments are served every night in the Little Red Barn.  There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated.  The Christmas Lights Wonderland remains open through Tuesday, January 1.  For more information, call 664-4189.



Lorraine E. Linnemann

Lorraine E. Linnemann, age 85, of Germantown, passed away Tuesday, November 20 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.  Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Monday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.  Germantown American Legion Auxiliary services are Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.

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