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.

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