Dec 1, 2008


Sunday, December 7th between 1:00 and 5:00 PM.
Come and see 5 lovely houses decorated for Christmas
and benefit Greenville.
Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store
Old Firehouse Emporium, and
GET Video

$8.00 in advance
$10.00 at the door, start at any home.

639 Main
804 Linder
938 Fairway
947 Fairway
402 E. College

Nov 19, 2008


Sunday, November 30th, 7:00 pm
First Christian Church, 1100 Kilarney, Greenville, IL
Presented by Our Common Ground

Participating Artists:
Johnny Matthews - Electric Guitar
Brian Groves - Electric and Upright Bass
Luke DeJaynes - Drums
Howard Wise - Trumpet
Polly Waddell - Violin
Laura Harris - Piano
Linda Plant - Piano, Keyboard
Sue Heston - Keyboard
Theresa Lindell - Accoustic Guitar

Nov 14, 2008

"Come Home for Christmas"

Friday, November 28 beginning at 5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.
The evening will begin with carolers (Greenville High School Choir) as well as Santa and his reindeer, in a procession around the square to light the shop windows and a large Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. After the lighting ceremony, the Trolley will begin running up and down 2nd and 3rd Streets, stopping to let passengers off at the various venues. Boxes will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry. Please bring something to share.

On the Square: Chestnuts roasting by the open fire
Cheri's Garden Room: Santa amd Mrs Santa, bring your camera
(8:30 pm Carol Sing around the piano)
Greenville Flower Shop: Story-telling, "Memories of Christmas"
Old Firehouse Emporium: Glass bead making demonstration
Globe Theater: 9:30 pm, "The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart
Watson's Drug: Hallmark Ornament Display
Pepin's Country Store: Santa's Reindeer, Photography opportunity
Farmland Quilting: Virgil Heimann's Toy Tractor Collection, Rug Weaving Demo
Cindy's Floral Designs: How to wrap a package and bowmaking
Senior Center: Short dramatic production of "Scrooge" and Cheese ball sale
Style and Grace: Open
Third Street Market: John Goldsmith's DeMoulin Collection
Sweetest Things: Papercutting Demonstration and Hot Chocolate Bar
AllTech: Toy Trains, including Hogwarts Express (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)
Heart Two Heart: Hot Soup provided by the First Baptist Church
Buck or More: Open
The Green Door: Open

Boxes will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry. Please bring something to share.

As the night becomes colder, reveller’s will be encouraged to come to Cheri’s Garden Room where an old fashioned carol sing will take place around the piano at 8:30 pm.
The evening will culminate with a Jimmy Stewart Christmas Movie, “The Shop Around the Corner” at the Globe Theatre. Tickets for the movie will be available at each venue.

“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA) and Daniken Tree Farm
Greenville’s Courthouse Square is on IL Rt. 127 and can be accessed from I-70 at exit 45, and IL Route 140.

Nov 4, 2008

Holiday Book Fair

The Gift of History
Sponsored by The Hills Fort Society, The Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville Regional Hospital, The National Road Association, Fayette County Historical Society, and others.

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Old Firehouse Emporium
214 N. 3rd St.
A combined sale of local history books from Greenville and the surrounding area will take place on two Saturdays from 10-2 at the Old Firehouse Emporium, downtown Greenville. You will a variety of books (approximately 20) from many of the various historical organizations in the Bond County area. Some of the books that will be included in the sale will be:
The Tractor Mac series
Three Frenchmen and a Goat
Tales of Hills Fort
Fayette County Chronicles
Illinois and World War II
Tales, Trails, and Breadcrumbs

Oct 31, 2008

Boy Scouts -- "Scouting For Food"

Boy Scouts -- Scouting for Food
Saturday, November 15 -- Drop Off Bags
Saturday, November 22 -- Pick Up Bags
The Boy Scouts in Greenville and Bond County will be "Scouting for Food"November 8-15. They will be dropping off bags on Saturday November 8th and then picking up the filled bags and delivering them to the Bond CountySenior Center on November 15.
Please watch for the bags on your doorstepand fill them with food to help your community get through the winter.
Scouting For Food is the nation's largest one-day food drive, raising a large percentage of area food pantries' yearly supply and feeding the hungry in our community.
Coordinating the effort in Greenville and Bond County is Ernie Fries.For more information about the food drive, call the Trails West Council Service Center at 618-259-2145.

Oct 17, 2008

The Miracle Worker

The Greenville College Theater Department presents:
The Miracle Worker
the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

by William Gibson

Factory Theater
November 5-8, 2008
7:30 pm

Tickets available at:
Jo's Java
Watson's Drug Store

GC $5.00

Community $7.00

The play, The Miracle Worker, written by William Gibson has been highly successful both on stage and as a film. It relates the familiar teacher-pupil story of Annie Sullivan to Helen Keller. It also goes further by portraying the relationships and struggles between Annie and Helen, and those between Annie and the Keller family. This play is a vivid portrayal of the strength and courage of a young woman and a girl, and can be an encouragement to all.

Sep 23, 2008



Saturday, October 4th

7:00 a.m - 4:00 pm
7 a.m. ~ Farmer's Market,
Trash and Treasure Flea Market
9 a.m. ~ Crafts, Games, Music, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bake Sales, Kettle Corn, Home Made Apple Butter, Dolls' Orchard Selling Apples & Cider
10 a.m. ~ Apple Dessert Contest,
Greenville Women's Club Awards,

Story Hour ~ Greenville Public Library
Music ~ Big Jeff & his Blues Ensemble Band

Sep 9, 2008

It's Not Your Granny's Quilt Show

Starting September 26, at 5:00 pm and running through October 18.
The location is the Maves Art Center, Rowland Gallery on the Greenville College Campus. 111 Beaumont St., Greenville, IL 62246.

Featured Quilters are:
Drew Benage of St. Louis
Jacque Davis of Freeburg, IL
Toni Disano of St. Louis, MO
Marjorie Hoeltzel of St. Louis, MO
Debi Huff of Woodriver, IL
Lois Jarvis of Madison, Wisconsin
Lois Jatcko of Staunton, IL
Ruthy Kolker of St. Louis, MO
Anne Cove of St. Louis, MO
Juanita Lee of Alton, IL
Dawn Ottensmeier of St. Louis, MO
Nicole Ottwell of Edwardsville, IL
Pat Owoc of St. Louis, MO
Kimberly Baxter Packwood of Ames, Iowa
Joanne Raab of St. Louis, MO
Alana Tibbets of Edwardsville, IL

See for more details

3rd Annual Autumn Artwalk

September 26, from 5-9 pm, Our Common Ground Presents the 3rd Annual Autumn Artwalk in Greenville.

The Artwalk consists of 5 Venues paintings, sculpture, pottery, fiber, beading, basketmaking and a Quilt Show.

Also featured on the main stage will be "Girlfriends" -- Gospel/Jazz, Stephanie Plant --Accoustic Guitar, and Nate Hendricks --GC Band

A dinner theater featuring the FAPAC players will present "Blithe Spirits" by Noel Coward, Friday and Saturday night from 7-9 and Sunday from 2-4pm. Tickets are $18.00 and are available at Watson's and the Senior Center.

Go to for all the details

Sep 5, 2008


The Greenville Historical Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln and his historic speech given in Greenville.

The event is September 13 and is centered at the Hoiles-Davis Museum, 318 W. Winter St.,
Greenville, IL

Sep 3, 2008

A New Shop in Town

Liz Kious made her first cake when she saw one in a magazine and decided to try and duplicate it. She has been making cakes ever since. After being delighted by her first try, she continued making cakes for her children’s birthday’s, family events this led to people to asking her to make cakes for their special events.

Living in Louisville, Kentucky, at the time, she became an apprentice cakemaker for two years at "A Piece of Cake," and then struck out on her own. She ran a successful business in Louisville for six years and then moved to Greenville

Once she adjusted to her new environment, she started the process over again and has reach a point in her business that she felt it was possible and advantageous to open a storefront.

“Sweetest Things” is the result of that effort. It is located at 208 S. 2nd Street. Liz not only makes beautiful wedding cakes and special occasion cakes, but she offers her own chocolates, coffee mixes, flavored popcorns, and cookies as well. She is adding a quick and easy “to go” lunch that consists of two types of “wrap” sandwiches, a side and a drink. The wraps will change every couple of days. We are happy to welcome Liz to our “Main Street”. Please stop by and introduce yourself and buy a treat!

Sep 1, 2008

Greenville Downtown Walking Tour

Walk along the streets of downtown Greenville, IL
and enjoy the atmosphere of small town America.

Aug 28, 2008

City of Greenville, Illinois

Welcome to Greenville.

We are a rural midwestern town about 50 miles east of St. Louis. We have a lot to offer and are excited that you are here.
We are proud to be the supporting community for Greenville College.