Nov 20, 2010

GWC's Holiday Home Tour

Greenville Women's Club presents the 2010 Christmas House Tour

Featuring “Upstairs Downtown” on the Square.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Greenville, Illinois

Dan and Cindy Daum
Above Heart Two Heart, E Side of the Square

Lisa and Jim Ulmer
Above “Lisa’s” NE Corner of the Square

Judy and Howard Elmore
416 W. Main, Next to the Public Library

DeMoulin Museum, 110 W. Main,
1/2 Block off SE Corner of the Square

Ellie and Joh Kennedy
Above Magic Mirror, SW Corner of the Square

Cathie and Bob Wiedenhoeft
Above “GET Video” N Side of the Square

Greenville Public Library
414 W. Main
GC Chamber Singers & Refreshments

Ticket advance sale $8 available at:
Watson’s, GET Video, Heart Two Heart, Lisa’s, Turret Cafe, The Green Door, Adam Brothers Music and Coffee House.
Day of tour $10 available at any house on tour.

Nov 17, 2010


Friday, November 26

5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.

The evening will begin with carolers (the Greenville High School Choir) leading everyone in a procession around the square to light the tree, the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree before going to the Globe Theater to visit with the children.

There are rumors that the Grinch might be showing up to try and steal Christmas this year. The trolley will then carry passengers to the various venues around town. It will make it's way around every 15-20 minutes. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.


On the Square: Kettle Corn.
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera 
(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Elf")
Bentley's Country Kitchen: Hot Wassail, Hot Chocolate
Turret Cafe: Live Christmas Music

Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family

White Photography: Karen File Jewelry Demonstration

Pepin's Country Store: Open
Farmland Quilting: Embroidery Machine Demonstration

Style and Grace: Open

Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church:
Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)

Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar, WDLJ 97.5 "The Rock" broadcasting live from 6-8

Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Live Music
The Open Door: The Night Before Christmas Craft for kids

The Green Door: Antique Toy Display

Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Victorian style decorations. Pictures can be taken with the holiday-themed DeMoulin lodge goat. Special drawing for a copy of the new book "Catalog 439," a reprint of a 1930 DeMoulin Bros. catalog.

Gold Realty: Storyteller

Dream Weddings: Your Christmas Centerpiece Demonstration

Heart Two Heart: Hot Chili provided by the First Baptist Church, Storyteller

Rue Matilda: Making Gift Boxes Demonstration

Lisa's: Open

Piety Hill Bakery: Chestnuts Roasting by the Open Fire
Ten Talents Gallery/Old Firehouse Emporium: Jewelry from Africa, Cheese Ball Sale & Demonstration, Photography by David Ulmer.

The evening will culminate with a movie, “Elf” at the Globe Theatre at 9:00 pm.

Also on the list of things to do: The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display Friday, November 26th at 5:00 pm.

Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night, November 28th, 7 pm at the First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Loads of holiday music and Christmas cheer! Bring your family and celebrate this spectacular time of the year.

This is a FREE concert, Tickets are donation at the door. Donations go to Habitat for Humanity.

“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)

Oct 8, 2010

Songwriter's Showcase, Globe Theater

Only 2 more days until the 10/10/10
1-3 PM at
in downtown Greenville
105 S. 3rd St.
Check out the antique stores
open on Sundays,
Breakfast Buffet at Bentley's Country Kitchen
then stroll next door to The Globe for the show...
Come to Greenville, stay the day!

Donation at door, more if you like it, less if you don't,
includes deli style lunch in Will's Coffee House
upstairs in The Globe.

Brought to you by Fiddleosophy Productions

Sep 8, 2010


The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk
The 6th Annual Our Common Ground ArtWalk is slated for Friday, September 17, from 5 p.m. to midnight. It will be held around the historic Greenville Square, in Greenville, IL., featuring more recycled art, and art with a sense of humor.

Christine A. Holtz, will be showing in the Rowland Art Gallery in the Maves Art Center of Greenville College. Christine received her Master of Fine Arts (Fibers Specialization), from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting, Fiber Art), from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. We are most proud to bring her work to the ArtWalk.

Adam Long, of St. Charles, Mo. will be exhibiting his sculptures under the large tent on second Street. Long's environmental art often takes the form of figure sculptures taken from natural and recycled material. Adam was a participant in last year's ArtWalk as well. He'll be sharing the big tent with Mississippi Mudd of Alton.
Also on Second Street will be digital painter, Genece Hamby of Edwardsville, IL.

Ten Talents Gallery & Gifts will be featuring Nicole Otwell, who teaches art at the University of Missouri at Columbia, a fiber artist with an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, as well as other forms of more traditional fiber arts.

On Main Street, Wine Tastings will be presented by Villa Marie, Piasa, Forsee Vineyards, and Pheasant Hollow Wineries. This year, as a fundraiser, OCG ArtWalk wine glasses and posters will be for sale. The first 50 guests at the wine tasting will receive a free wine glass. To accompany the wine tasting, there will be a cheese tasting by Marcoots Jersey Creamery, and a chocolate tasting by Martha's Madness.

Greenville native, Chef Kevin Willman, owner of Farmhaus in St Louis will return to his hometown with some of his slow-cooked creations. He'll be joined by the Firefly Grill in Effingham, Fond in Edwardsville, 222 Artisan Bakery of Edwardsville, and Chef Jane Muscroft and her famous scones. Jo's Java will be on hand with coffees.

The Synergy Jazz Quintet, Fundamental Elements, and Scratch Track will fill the streets with live music throughout the evening.

The Bradford Community Room will play host to The Kid's Zone, a new venue devoted to children. The Our Common Ground Theater Troupe will perform spontaneously throughout the evening, in unexpected places. Creative Stitchers will display "their favorite quilts" and the Ya Ya Knitters will bring a surprise installation to the square.

Jul 7, 2010


The 2010 Heritage Days at the American Farm Heritage Museum will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 30, 31, and August 1. The events planned for this year are as follows:

Friday -- Four Corner Tractorcade, live music, and food vendors

Friday evening -- draft horse pull, kid's night, live music, and food vendors

Saturday -- tractor pull, field demonstrations, antique fire truck display, small engines display and live music, and food vendors

Other attractions:

Miniature railroad all the way around the venue.

There will be women’s tents, activities such as plowing and thrashing and exhibits of steam engines, a baker fan, and saw mill.

The little red barn will be open all three days.

Sunday -- church service at 8:00 a.m.

car show from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The American Farm Heritage Museum is located south of Greenville on Route 127, just south of I-70.

Jun 2, 2010



Car Show and Cruise In
Saturday, June 19, 2010
On the Square

First 100 Cars
receive free T-Shirt and Dash Plaque
DJ services by WDLJ of Breese
Prize Drawings through out the day
Old Smokers Barbeque
Live Band starts at 2:00

For more information call
Liz Kious
Sweetest Things

sponsored by the Greenville Business and Professional Association


The 27th Annual Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair will be Thursday-Saturday, June 17-19 at the Greenville First Christian Church Family Life Center.

The book fair will be open Thursday from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Approximately 29,000 items will be available for purchase with the majority priced at $.75.

Children 12 years old and under will receive a coupon for two free children’s books and shoppers may take advantage of special promotions at specified times.

Items for the fair may be dropped off at Greenville Regional Hospital, Fair Oaks, the Thrift Shop, Capri IGA, Funderburk’s 66 in Pocahontas, and at area banks, and churches.

For more information, call 664-2797.


Marcoot Jersey Farm and Creamery, located at 526 Dudleyville Road in rural Greenville, is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Marcoot Jersey Farm has been producing quality milk for seven generations and now their Jersey milk will be available in the form of farmstead and artisan cheese and ice cream.

There will be activities for children at the grand opening. You may pet baby calves in the calf barn, visit the education corner and of course try the cheese. For more information, call 664-1110.

More information in blog below.

May 11, 2010


PUTTIN ON THE RITZ FOR FRITZ is a building fundraiser kickoff for the Bond County Humane Society. The event is Friday, May 14, 6:30-8:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church 401 N. Idler Lane Greenville. A delicious meal will be served by candlelight with entertainment provided by “Standing Room Only”, an acappella foursome from Bond County Unit 2 High School.

Proceeds from the event will go toward building a shelter for Bond County Humane Society.

Apr 29, 2010


Marcoot Jersey Creamery
After seven generations in the Jersey business, theMarcoot family of Greenville, Illinois is expanding their operation to include a processing facility expected to start production this summer. A facility open house this month attracted over 1,000 area visitors. The finished plant will have rooms for both cheese and bottled fluid products, along with a retail space for on-farm sales.

“The health benefits [of Jersey milk] are a very big marketing tool for us,” said Brittany Marcoot
Wheeler. Milk from the herd’s sixty Jersey cows will be used for three different specialty cheeses aged in a cellar, known in the business as a cheese cave, below the plant. Cheese curds and ice cream are also planned, primarily for local consumers.

Peter Dixon, a master cheese maker from Vermont helped the Marcoots get set up and provided cheese recipes. Dixon stated that cheese is an artistic product. "Real cheese looks beautiful" as opposed to factory cheese, it has more flavor because it is a slower process.

The family is also working to develop tour programs for field trips and general public tours.

The farm is located at
526 Dudleyville Rd.,
Greenville, IL 62246
4 miles south of Greenville.

Art in Education Show, Greenville, IL

The Art in Edu-
cation Show starts April 29 and runs through the 30th from 6-8 pm. You need to check it out, we have some fabulous children's art and great art teachers here in Greenville.
April 29-30 at the Bradford Community Room, graciously sponsored each year by Bradford National Bank.

I went to the Guggenheim Art Museum in NYC last summer and they were having a children's art show...
They can't hold a candle to this stuff!!

Mar 12, 2010

New Business in Greenville

GraceAnn Salon
The Art of Hair

110 W. College
Greenville, IL 62246

Featuring Lakme Color and Products

Jan 27, 2010

GBPA Bridal Show "The Local Collection"

The Greenville Business and Professional Association will be hosting a Bridal Event called "The Local Collection" showcasing our own local businesses and what they can do for your wedding and your new life.

Where: Cunnetto's Banquet Hall, 1731 State Route 127, Greenville, IL 62246

When: February 28, 2010

The event will include a beautifully designed fashion show, vendor demonstrations, give-aways throughout the day, show specials, contest, gift bags and a full engagement photography package and wedding cake given away!