Christmas

Santa Claus plans to be at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis on Dec. 17. Santa is scheduled to be at the visitors center at the park from noon to 3 p.m. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is scheduled to be shown. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Members of the Dongola School band performed recently for Corinne Brown, a former band teacher. Sitting, from left, are Corinne Brown and Rebecca Gray. Standing are students Charles Duty, Evan Treat, Ashley Sullens and Mackenzie Kelley. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Corinne Brown, a former band teacher at Dongola High School, was surprised to see several Dongola band students and their teacher in the lobby at Union County Hospital in Anna on Thursday, Dec. 1. The students and their teacher were at the Anna hospital to perform a few Christmas songs for her. Jim...
Students in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade sang “Chime In!” The song featured the 4th and 5th grade bell choir. They also performed “Listen to the Jingles.”
Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms hosted its annual Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 1. Photos with Santa were available before the program, along with a dinner from Fazoli’s. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
An Olde Tyme Christmas is planned Sunday, Dec. 11, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The Massiac Marines are slated to be a part of the holiday season event, which will be at the visitors center at the park.  They will show how a traditional Christmas might have been for the French soldier...
A scene from Las Posadas at the Anna Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna hosted a Las Posadas celebration on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. The celebration recalled the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Cast members in the program included Caroline Hansen, Jadden Brimm, Tess Brummer,...
Rachel Kaufman, Jet Newman and Easton Kaufman visited with Santa Claus while he was at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank.
The annual Christmas in Downtown Anna celebration held on Saturday, Nov. 26, featured many special activities. Nov. 26 was also Small Business Saturday. Activities included craft shows, a 5K run/walk, music, shopping, visits from Santa and more. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Cobden plans to welcome the holiday season with the eighth annual Christmas in the Village holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3. Bazaars and open houses highlight a variety of events that climax with the presentation of the Christmas lights in the village’s downtown park. The Old Feed Store on...
anthill gallery and vintage curiosities is planning to host its 8th annual Off the Wall open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an opportunity to meet local artists and discuss their artwork. Local author, Pamela Hearon, will be at anthill gallery from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to...
A Christmas bazaar, raffle and soup lunch are planned Saturday, Dec. 3, in the parish hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden. The bazaar and raffle are a holiday season tradition presented by the Ladies Sodality at the Cobden church. The activities are being held in conjunction with Cobden’s...

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