Christmas

The annual Gingerbread House Bazaar is part of Christmas in Downtown Anna on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. Displaying craft items that will be available are, in back, Sarah Hensch, Liz Kelley, Kay Rothschild, Deb Rossberg, and Ann West, and, in front, Judy Lyerla, Connie Ray, Patty Simpson and Kathleen Wright. File photo provided.
The Hands of Faith ladies at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna are part of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America called WELCA. Mt. Moriah’s Hands of Faith group was established to promote the churchwide theme of “God’s Work, Our Hands.”  During the past 2015-2016 year the Hands...
Christmas holiday season events are planned at the Cross of Peace at Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. “Christmas at the Cross” is planned on four consecutive Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   On Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Christmas and gospel music are planned each...
A holiday season tradition continues this year at a Union County landmark. The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host the annual Carols at Candlelight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in...
The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is planning to host its annual crafter/vendor/business expo. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, in the lower gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. More...
A Christmas holiday season concert is planned Saturday, Nov. 26, in Anna. The concert is set for 7 p.m. at historic St. Anne’s Church, which is located at 507 S. Main St.  The event will feature The Mainstreet Players and Family. An evening of Christmas and gospel music is planned. Parking will be...
Christmas holiday season events are planned at the Cross of Peace at Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. “Christmas at the Cross” is planned on four consecutive Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   On Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Christmas and gospel music are planned each...
The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be a wonderful time as friends and family come together to celebrate, but according to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, IFSA, it is also a period in which fire and burn hazards become more prevalent.  In fact, the National Fire Protection...
When it comes to paying for holiday purchases, more than half of Illinoisans say they plan to use credit cards this year instead of cash or debit cards. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index surveyed Americans about financial decisions related to holiday shopping.   When asked about the...

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