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If you have an event to list on the Community Calendar email the information to jeremysmith@originalcompany.com, or mail it to P.O. Box 316, Fairfield, IL 62837.  You can listen to the Calendar Monday – Friday starting at around 10:20 a.m. on WFIW AM1390 & 103.3FM.

 

 

Saturday, December 4th

The public is invited to attend the Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, December 4th at the Courthouse Gazebo, directly before the parade around 4:45 p.m. VPF announces that the Wayne County Quilts of Valor has been selected to do the lighting of the Courthouse Christmas Tree.

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Saturday, December 4th after the Christmas Parade until 7:30 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

The Mt. Erie Ruritan Club will be hosting their monthly breakfast on Sat. Dec. 4, from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. The menu will be all you can eat sausage, biscuit & gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs & pancakes. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Come and enjoy.

The 25th Kiwanis Lighted Christmas Parade will be held in Fairfield on Saturday, December 4th beginning at 5:00 PM. Mark your calendars to see SANTA’s first arrival to Fairfield for this Christmas season. In the event of rain the Parade will be held on Saturday, December 11th. The Christmas Parade will be announced on 104.9 FM WFIW, wfiwradio.com, and the Fairfield Kiwanis Club Facebook page.

The first Annual Pictures with Santa Paws will held outside of the Carmi WROY/WRUL radio station on Saturday, December 4th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Any and All creatures are encouraged to come and take their picture with a festive background and the Carmi Santa. All animals must be kept on a non-retractable leash, and all are asked to be mindful of other families with fur babies in attendance. Cost of a digital photo is $10 with all proceeds to benefit animals at the local shelter. The event is sponsored by WROY/WRUL of Carmi. For more information call 382-4161.

The Cisne Village Christmas Open House will be held December 4th from 9am-Noon.  Several businesses will be open with treats and different promotions.  There will also be a Craft/Vendor Market in the Community Building from 8am-2pm. Check out their event on Facebook to see updates. We hope you can come join us for some Christmas shopping and fun! For more information please contact Jaclyn (618) 599-6774

The Round Prairie Church will be selling baked goods and porkburgers at the Cisne Community Center on Sat. Dec. 4th.  All proceeds from their sale will go to the Union Grove Camp building fund.   The sale is being held in conjunction with a craft and vendor show being held inside the community center.

Grayville Senior Citizens 20th Annual Cookies Buy the Dozens will be held on Saturday, December 4 at 8:00 a.m. Cookies Buy the Dozens $5.00, Candy Buy the Pound $7.00, Divinity priced separately. Due to the Coronavirus items will be pre-packaged.

Wayne County CoonClub located on Highway 45 between Cisne and Geoff will be hosting their Trade Days  December 4 and 5th starting at sunrise

The Ministerial Alliance Community Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Clay City United Methodist Church. This year’s performance will be All In Th Family presenting Christmas and Gospel Music. There will also be Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cookies afterwards in the gym. For question or for more information call Misty at 676-7255 or 676-1685.

Sunday, December 5th

The Bethel United Methodist Church in Ellery, IL will be hosting a drive-thru Living Nativity Sunday, December 5th from 5-7pm.  Enter the North drive and proceed around the church to view scenes of the birth of Christ complete with live animals.

Safe Haven Women & Children’s Shelter, located at 217 West Third St in Mount Carmel is holding an Open House on Sunday, December 5 from Noon until 4pm.

Friday, December 10th

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Saturday, December 10th from 5 until 7 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Story Walk will take place the entire month of December.  The Walk is a self-guided activity for families to do together this Christmas Season. The story chosen for the Story Walk is The Broken Ornament written by Tony Diterlizzi.  Besides the enjoyment of reading the story, after you have completed the Story Walk you can walk into any business with a story page to pick up a family copy of The Broken Ornament to take home, while supplies last. The Story Walk will begin at Rusty Star Consignment located at 803 W Main with the first page of the story. Uniquely Rustique will have the next page and then the story will continue at the Corner.  Walk East on Main Street to Joe’s Body Shop, stop at McDowell, Kenshalo, and Jesop, back around to walk west on Main Street and end at Carnaby Square.  Story Walk brought to you by the Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants, and the Fairfield Kiwanis Club.

Saturday, December 11th

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Saturday, December 11th from 5 until 7 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

On December 11th the Bluford Ruritan Club will host their annual Chili Supper / Christmas Auction. This year we will serve the food from Our Cafeteria & the Auction will be next door in the Jr High Gym. There will be a variety of Chili, Chili Dogs, Hot Dogs, Vegetable soup, Chicken Noodle soup , Potato Soup & Ham & Beans, Plus Desserts including Cakes, Pies & Cookies. Thomas Factory outlet will be providing the items for the Auction. There will also be a 50/ 50 drawing and we will draw a Raffle ticket for a Henry Golden Boy 22 Rifle. Tickets are $5.00 ea or a book of 5 for $20.00 Hope to see everyone there!

Geff Ruritan will be hosting their monthly BREAKFAST on Saturday, December 11, from 7 -9 a.m. Menu will be Sausage, biscuit & gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, coffee, orange juice, milk. Cost by donations.

All Coon Hunters are invited to Wayne County Coon Club on December 11th @ 6 pm for a Bench Show Followed by a Double Header Hunt 7pm/10 pm

 Sunday, December 12th

The Annual Christmas Meeting of the Fairfield Coin Club will be on Sunday, December 12th. The business meeting and auction will be at 1:30 p.m. with doors opening at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring cookies, homemade candy, or some special treat for refreshments. Tables will be set up for refreshments with coffee and punch. Several dealers are expected to be present with a variety of items. A Christmas
Money Tree will be displayed. The display will be raffled off with tickets costing $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Membership prizes will also be awarded. For further information call Roberta Marshel President/Treasurer at 599-2393 or visit the Fairfield Coin Club Facebook Page.

Gospel Singer’s, RIVEN, will be singing @ Cisne Trinity Full Gospel Church on December 12 @ 6:00 PM

Monday, December 13th

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding the Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Light Tour Monday, December 13th. To nominate a home or business for the tour, please call the Chamber Office at 842-6116 or email us at chamber@fairfieldilcitygov.us  on or before Friday, December 10th. Locations must be within the city limits.  1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes will be awarded. Prize money has been donated by the Lions Club.

The Mill Shoals Ruritan Community Breakfast will be Monday, December 13th with serving beginning at 8:30 a.m. Menu will be scrambled eggs bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and drink. Cost is by donation, Everyone welcome.

Friday, December 17th

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Friday, December 17th from 5 until 7 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Story Walk will take place the entire month of December.  The Walk is a self-guided activity for families to do together this Christmas Season. The story chosen for the Story Walk is The Broken Ornament written by Tony Diterlizzi.  Besides the enjoyment of reading the story, after you have completed the Story Walk you can walk into any business with a story page to pick up a family copy of The Broken Ornament to take home, while supplies last. The Story Walk will begin at Rusty Star Consignment located at 803 W Main with the first page of the story. Uniquely Rustique will have the next page and then the story will continue at the Corner.  Walk East on Main Street to Joe’s Body Shop, stop at McDowell, Kenshalo, and Jesop, back around to walk west on Main Street and end at Carnaby Square.  Story Walk brought to you by the Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants, and the Fairfield Kiwanis Club.

Saturday, December 18th

Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield’s Special Event Night will be Saturday, December 18th from 5:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Fairfield National Bank will be the host for the evening. Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in their house to greet children and hear all their Christmas wishes. Masks are recommended. The house is located at the Leo French Park, just west of the pool. Santa’s North Pole Post Office mail slot, will also be available for the children to write a letter to Santa, with their wishes, but please make sure they add name and return address. Duane and Sheila Walker will have Luther the Donkey at the park to visit with the children. Wayne County Enrichment Program will be handing out a Free Gift to all the children. Fairfield First Christian Church and FUMC members will be sponsoring a Live Nativity at the entrance, on the North side of the road at Leo French Park. The Wayne County Historical Society’s “The Little Red School House” will be open to tour, with the Trail Life Group serving hot chocolate. Jesus Named Pentecostal Church will be caroling from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hope Ministries Food Pantry of Geff will be distributing to the public Saturday December 18,  9:00- 11:00 am.

Sunday, December 19th

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Sunday, December 19th from 5 until 7 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

Thursday, December 23rd

Santa’s Back at his house in Leo French Park on Thursday, December 23rd from 5 until 7 p.m. Children can still leave their letters for Santa anytime, but this year you can see him IN PERSON if you feel comfortable doing so.

The Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Story Walk will take place the entire month of December.  The Walk is a self-guided activity for families to do together this Christmas Season. The story chosen for the Story Walk is The Broken Ornament written by Tony Diterlizzi.  Besides the enjoyment of reading the story, after you have completed the Story Walk you can walk into any business with a story page to pick up a family copy of The Broken Ornament to take home, while supplies last. The Story Walk will begin at Rusty Star Consignment located at 803 W Main with the first page of the story. Uniquely Rustique will have the next page and then the story will continue at the Corner.  Walk East on Main Street to Joe’s Body Shop, stop at McDowell, Kenshalo, and Jesop, back around to walk west on Main Street and end at Carnaby Square.  Story Walk brought to you by the Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants, and the Fairfield Kiwanis Club.

Monday, December 27th

All Wayne County Grade School students are invited to a FREE skating party at Skateland Roller Sport in Fairfield on Monday Dec. 27th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Skate admission and rental will be paid by the Wayne County Historical Society and area merchants.  Dress up as your favorite historical character, and you may win a cash prize.  Get your friends together and celebrate the end of 2021 with a free skate!