Nov 10, 2011

"Come Home for Christmas" --Courthouse Lighting


Friday, November 25 beginning at 5:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.
The evening will begin with carolers leading a procession around the square to light 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 and then the ceremony will be turned over to the Greenville Women's club so that they can present the lighting of the Courthouse. The Courthouse has been dark for more than a decade but will be re-lit this year due to the determined vision of the Women's Club. After all the lights are lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will go to the Globe Theater so that all the children can visit with them.

This year's event features a non-profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland which consists of 7-10 trees to be creatively decorated by The Garden Club, the High School Sophomore class, the Senior Center, Our Common Ground, the Food Pantry, The Humane Society, the Boy Scouts, a Relay for Life Team, and the Junior Comets Football team. The silent auction will be held in the Turret Building along with live music, a ‪Scherenschnitt papercutting demonstration ‬and food by Martha's Madness. The money from the sale of the trees goes to the participating non-profit organization, with special prizes from the GBPA for the two best trees. The trolley will carry passengers to the various venues around town which will include a live nativity and toy train display at the United Methodist Church on 2nd St. 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: Funnel Cakes and other interesting food

The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera

(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Prep and Landing")
Turret Cafe: Non Profit Christmas Tree Auction Wonderland
with Live Music, artisans and Food by Martha's Madness
Watson's Drug: Free Christmas Card Photo of you and your family

Pepin's Country Store: Open

Third Street Market: Open
United Methodist Church: Toy Train Display, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends) and Live Nativity
Owl Creek Gazette: Make your own owl ornament

Sweetest Things: Hot Chocolate Bar and cookies
Rue Matilda's: Reading the Night Before Christmas
Adam Brothers Music and Coffeehouse: Hot Wassail and Live Music
The Green Door: Antique Toy Display
Lambert's Antiques: Vintage Christmas Tree Display
DeMoulin Museum: Open

Marsha's Wedding Magic: Open

Heart Two Heart: Helium Balloons

Lisa's: Open
Kathy's U Name It Resale Shop: Open
Gloria's Novelties and Gifts: Open

The evening will culminate with the movie, “Prep and Landing" 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, Nov.25th at 5:00 pm.

Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night,
November 27th, 7 pm
at the First Christian Church,
1100 Killarney Dr.
The concert includes an hour of 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 The Simple Room. 

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

Latest Events

“The Foreigner”
GC Factory Theater production
Tickets available at Watson's Drugstore and Jo's Java

Wed. Nov. 9 through Sat. Nov. 12
7:30 p.m.

Veterans Day BBQ VFW Post 1377
Fri. Nov. 11 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

“You Can’t Take It With You”
GHS Drama Dept. Greenville High School Auditorium

Fri. Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.Sat. Nov. 12, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Benefit for the DeMoulin Museum, Greenville
Sat. Nov. 12, 7:00 p.m. Trivia Night
at the Presbyterian Church
Teams of 6 to 8.
Call 664-4115 for details.

Oct 12, 2011



The Greenville College Homecoming Spirit Parade begins Friday at 4:00 p.m. We spoke with Director of Alumni Relations, Pam Taylor who is excited to be bringing the parade back to the area. There has not been a Homecoming Spirit Parade for several years, possibly since the 1960’s. There will be a pep band and a small marching band, as well as the Greenville High School marching band. The parade begins at the United Methodist Church parking lot on Second Street and travels north to College Avenue. The parade will then travel east on College, north on Eastern Avenue, and then west on Oak Street before returning to campus for a pep rally on Scott Field. For additional information about the parade and other homecoming activities, go to or call 664-6513.

Oct 11, 2011

Greenville College Choir Concert

The Greenville College Choir will be in concert
Friday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.
at the Whitlock Music Center
on the Greenville College campus.

The concert will be the first event of the college choir’s 85th anniversary reunion and part of the college’s homecoming festivities. The choir consists of 42 undergraduate students from various fields of liberal arts study. As the flagship choral ensemble of Greenville College, the choir presents as many as twenty off-campus performances each year as part of its annual tour. For more details about the choir concert, visit or call the music department office at 664-6561.

May 17, 2011

CAR SHOW -- Calling all cars

The 3rd annual "Summer Blast" car show will be held Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 to 3:30 on the Greenville Square.

All registered vehicle owners will receive a free T-Shirt and Dash Plaque, plus we will have first, second, and third place trophies for the Mayor's Choice award.

WLDJ of Breese will be DJ'ing the event and 2 live bands, "Close to the Edge" and "Dan Patton" will begin at 12 noon. There will also be prizes given away throughout the day, plus BBQ from "Old School Smokers" and other vendors.

Come join the fun on the Square in Greenville!

Apr 2, 2011


May 7, 2011 -- "I Remember Mama" a 1940s themed community event honoring all of our mothers. Bring an apron to hang on the clothesline around the courthouse, with a memory of your mother written on an index card. Apron registration, $1.00 to benefit the lighting of the courthouse.

1940s-50s music and a dance from 6-8 pm in the street.

Participating vendors include:

APRONS will be hung around the courthouse with stories and memories of moms, present and past. (Bring your apron and $1.00 to the registration table. Proceeds go toward lighting the courthouse)

FOOD -- including Rootbeer floats, pork steaks, and more by everyone from the Relay for Life teams to the Boy Scouts.

PIES LIKE YOUR MAMA MADE by the Greenville Women’s Club

-- venue for kids by the Wildflower Conspiracy.

FARMLAND QUILTING -- demonstrations
GIFTS WITH A PURPOST -- global relief
ROD AND GUN CLUB -- Cool equipment
BLUFF EQUIPMENT -- Golf cart demo
TRI COUNTY FORD -- Cool cars
RAMPART RANGE -- more Cool stuff


Vendors welcome. For more information, call Deb Neer at the Green Door, 618-975-0710. Applications below.

Apron Application

Vendor Application

Jan 11, 2011

OCG Courtroom Drama

Friday, February 11, at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, at 7:00 pm,
Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 pm.

The Our Common Ground Theatre Troupe of Greenville is now in rehearsal for Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th. The play is a gripping drama about the rise and destruction of a brilliant and ruthless man.

On a deeper level, it is a superb dramatic objectification of Ayn Rand's vision of human strength and weakness. Primarily known for her novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, Rand achieved enduring success for her unique philosophy of Objectivism, which gained a worldwide audience.

"Night of January 16th" is a courtroom drama, which will be presented in the main courtroom of the Bond County courthouse, giving the audience all the excitement of a murder trial. The atmosphere will be all the more intimate due to the fact that the courtroom has a seating capacity of 65.

The jury, which will decide the guilt or innocence of the defendant, will be chosen from the audience at the beginning of the play. The verdict should arouse discussion and debate, for the drama's underlying conflict is the basic conflict of two different types of humanity.

Tickets are available at Watson's Drug Store and Adam Bros. Coffee Shop at $10 each.

The public should plan to get their tickets early due to the seating capacity of the courtroom.
For more information, call the director, Thom Pabst, at (618) 977-8822.