Fairfield Memorial Hospital is hosting a special event reserved just for children with sensory issues and/or Autism to have a special time to visit Santa on December 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Children with sensory issues and/or Autism, it can often be too much for them to visit a busy mall or other public venue to see Santa. Fairfield Memorial Hospital believes this is a special time for all children and will be providing a sensory-friendly area in the FMH Medical Arts Complex where these children will be able to visit Santa and have their photo taken for free. If you would like to schedule your child’s 20 minute session with Santa, please contact FMH’s Administrative Assistant, Mary Knight, at 618-847-8243. Space is limited therefore pre-registration is required.
The annual Festival of Lights event at Leo French Park opened last night. Lighted Christmas displays will be featured throughout the park during the entire month of December. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, volunteers will be hosting the event, handing out candy and collecting donations to help pay the utility bill for the display.
Tickets for a chance to win a large gift basket that includes a variety of prizes valued at over $900 are now available from Frontier Community College students in the TRIO Student Support Services Club. The drawing will be held December 15th. The winner of the gift basket will be announced on FCC’s Facebook page and contacted directly to pick up the basket. Tickets cost $5 each or $20 for 6 and can be purchased from any TRIO student. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Annie Lankford, TRIO Academic Counselor, by calling the college at 618-842-3711.