Preschool indoor picnic to be held at library

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Carnegie Public Library will host a Preschool Indoor Picnic on Monday.

Bring a sack lunch and join them from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for a warm indoor picnic. We will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the company of other families. This is a free program, open to the public. A library card is not needed to attend.

For further information, call 217-345-1514 or log on to

PCH volunteers host chocolate sale

PARIS -- The Paris Community Hospital Volunteers will host their annual Christmas South Bend Company Chocolate Sale in December.

The sale will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., near the Paris Family Medical Center rotunda entrance.

The sale will offer nearly 50 varieties of gourmet chocolates and snacks. Items will include award-winning salsas, hot sauces, jams, jellies, relishes, and preserves made by Kathy's Kitchen.

Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted. Chocolate sales support the efforts of the PCH Volunteers, who provide financial assistance to hospital projects and award scholarships to area students who are pursuing health care careers.

Annual 'Light Up Strasburg' light contest set

STRASBURG -- The annual “Light Up Strasburg” Christmas light contest will again be held this year. All residents are encouraged to participate in the Christmas light contest sponsored by the village.

Judging will take place Thursday. Individuals do not have to enter contest as anyone with Christmas lights is eligible to win. For further information, call the Strasburg Village Office at 217-644-3007.


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