Saturday, December 15th
After Prom will have a Bake Sale on December 15th from 10-2 at Kincaids. Santa will also be there and we will be taking pictures with Santa for a fee. Bring your kids to get their picture with Santa or maybe you want one of yourself with him. Lots of great baked items will be available.
Santa will be in his house on the Cisne Square Saturday, December 15th from 9 am – 11am.
Saturday, December 15th at 9 am, the first annual “Elves on the Run” 5K/kids fun run will be held in McLeansboro. Registration is $20 plus a kids gift. Kids fun run Registration is $10. Race day registration will be at 8 am on Hull Street behind East Side Grade School. Kids gifts must be new and can be for either a boy or girl. Entry forms can be picked up at Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant on the square in McLeansboro or online at runtosucceed.com/elvesontherun. Completed entries can bedropped of at Mimmo’s or mailed to PO Box 204 McLeansboro, make checks payable to the Temple Baptist Church. There will be prizes awarded for best dressed Elf/Christmas themed attire, all proceeds and toys will benefit Kids in Hamilton County.
There will be a Christmas Movie night at Steph’s Coffee Shoppe in Mill Shoals on Saturday December 15th. There will be a children’s matinee for small children at 4 pm and then a second showing at 6:30 pm of the Movie Christmas Vacation. Cost will be $2 which includes popcorn and drink, and a donation of dog or cat food, which will be donated to the Wayne County Humane Society. Everyone is welcome.
The Volunteers for a Progressive Fairfield will have a special event at the Festival of lights at Leo French Park on Saturday, December 15th. FNB will be the host, Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in their house and Dwain and Sheila Walker will have Luther the donkey. The Cumberland Presbyterian and Lebanon North CP churches will have a live nativity, and the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church will be caroling from 6 – 6:30 pm. Cub Scout pack 173 will also be selling hot chocolate.
Sunday, December 16th
“A Keyboard Christmas Gift 2” will be presented at the First United Methodist Church, in Fairfield on Sunday, December 16th at 4 pm. Janie McDowell and Steve Lee will perform Christmas Season Music in piano and organ duets. Original narration for the hour-long program will be delivered by Mike and Cori Copeland.
The Union North C.P. Church will have a Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 16. The program will start at 5pm with in-church talent and feature the skit “New Star”. Following the program, finger-foods and a cookie Buffet will be enjoyed in the church basement. The story begins with “New Star” learning about the first Christmas from “Old Star”. With humor sprinkled throughout the story, the identity of “Old Star” is revealed. Union North is located East of Fairfield on Route 15 to Kline’s corner (2400 E) then South approx. 2 miles. If you have any questions, please call Pastor Jesse at: 618-200-0884.
Monday, December 17th
The ladies of the Fountain of Life Church of the Nazarene will be making homemade egg noodles as a fundraiser. They will be taking orders until December 17th and the noodles will be ready December 20th. Noodles will be $8 for a gallon bag or $5 if you by 2 or more gallons. To place your order call 812-664-8421.
Saturday, December 22nd
The Geff Chatters 4 H club will be wrapping your Christmas presents on Saturday, December 22nd from 3 – 6 pm at the Northside Baptist Church. Cost will be $3 for small gifts and $5 for large items, price includes wrapping and bows, if desired.
Tuesday, December 25th
For the Twenty-ninth year a Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, at the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located east of Wal-Mart. Anyone who does not have access to a hot meal, or will be spending Christmas alone, is welcome. Dinner will include baked ham with dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, hot rolls, pumpkin pie with whipped topping and drinks. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. There is no need to dress up and there will be no charge. Deliveries will be available for those unable to visit the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For delivery call (618) 599-8875 or (618) 516-3642 on Christmas Eve after 3:00 p.m. and before noon on Christmas Day to place an order. Deliveries will only be made within Fairfield city limits. Anyone with friends and neighbors in the outlying areas that would like to pickup and deliver dinners to them, please call in advance so the dinners will be ready for pickup.
Thursday, December 27th
A Historical Society Skating Party will be held for all Wayne County grade schoolers on Thursday, December 27th, from 5:30-8:30 at Skateland Rollersport. This event includes FREE admission and skate rental. Come dressed as your favorite historical character for a chance to win money prizes with the 1st place winner getting a free pizza party for their class at school! Costume judging will be at 6:00 p.m. Costumes are NOT required to attend. Come, skate, enjoy the evening, and discover how much the Historical Society is doing in our community. Please call (618) 842-3544 for more information.
Saturday, January 12th
The Fairfield Lions Club needs your help. Saturday, January 12th, the Fairfield Lions Club will be collecting Christmas lights that no longer work. The collection site will be at the First United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until noon. In addition to Christmas lights the club will also be accepting donations of eyeglasses, hearing aids, empty ink cartridges, cell phones, soda tabs, and keys. These items will be recycled and the proceeds used to help fund Lions Club programs throughout the state. For over 40 years, Lions Clubs have helped raise funding for the 13 programs and services that the Lions of Illinois Foundation provides to communities throughout Illinois which includes assistance for the visually and hearing impaired. Any donation made, whether big or small, is greatly appreciated. For more information, contact David Savage of the Fairfield Lions Club at 516-1229.
Thursday, January 10th
The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling will be having a grief support group meeting on Thursday January 10th. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi, from 6 – 7 pm. For more information call Brenda Knuckles at 382-5548.
Thursday, February 14th
The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling will be having a grief support group meeting on Thursday February 14th. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi, from 6 – 7 pm. For more information call Brenda Knuckles at 382-5548.
Thursday, March 14th
The Southeastern Illinois Center for Pastoral Counseling will be having a grief support group meeting on Thursday March 14th. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carmi, from 6 – 7 pm. For more information call Brenda Knuckles at 382-5548.