Headlines for Friday, November 23rd

The Fairfield Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade is scheduled for next Saturday, and parade entries are still being accepted. The deadline to return entry forms was Wednesday, but Pam Robbins says last minute entries are still available by calling Phyllis Hilliard at 599-0780. About 50 entries have been received thus far. After the parade, the first night of the “Festival of Lights” will take place at Leo French Park until 8 p.m.

Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield will hold a Special Event Night on Saturday, December 15th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Leo French Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their house to hear children, the Cumberland Presbyterian and Lebanon North C.P. churches will have a live Nativity at the park’s entrance, and children will be able to hear the telling of “The Legend of the Donkey,” as well.

Frontier Community College will hold their annual Breakfast with Santa for community kids next Saturday. The morning event will be split into two sessions: 9 to 10:15 and 10:30 to 11:45. The event will be held at Bob Boyles Hall, and children ages 2 through 8 are invited to attend. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call FCC at 842-3711.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released her 11th Annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting various toys, products, and household items that have been recalled over the past year. Since January, there have been 41 recalls of children’s products by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers can view and download the guide at illiniosattorneygeneral.gov.

River stages as of early this morning:  Little Wabash, east of Fairfield stands at 8.60 feet, below the 17 ft. flood stage. Meanwhile, the Skillet Fork at Wayne City has a reading of 5.55 feet (flood stage is 15 ft.). The Little Wabash below Clay City is at 7.62 feet (flood stage is 18 ft.).

The guests today on the Community Connection will be Pam Robbins and Tom Tucker, for the Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade. Community Connection airs at 7:30 on AM 1390 and 103.3 FM.

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