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November 21, 2013

Holly Days event kicks off Christmas season in Marshall

Marshall Main Street will be hosting its annual Holly Days event with more than 40 vendors from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., in Marshall, Ill.

The offerings will range from homemade goodies, Christmas gifts, house walk tour tickets, church youth group fundraisers, candles, jewelry and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Optimist Club Breakfast with Santa at First United Methodist Church, 702 Plum St., will also occur that morning, beginning at 9 a.m. The event includes pictures with Santa. Crafts to get children into the holiday spirit.

The third annual Christmas cookie walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Homemade holiday candy and cookies will be available for $5 per pound. Refreshments will be available with proceeds going to St. Mary’s United Teens world youth day trip.

Beginning at 10 a.m. will be a dodge ball tournament, organized by the Quarter Back Club. The cost is $60 per team. There will be four divisions: junior high (seventh and eighth grade only), high school, adult (college age and over) and coed teams (minimum of two females).

Also during the Holly Days event, the Marshall Chamber of Commerce and City of Marshall will welcome several new business with ribbon-cutting ceremonies and open houses: S&B Furniture at 11a.m. (Seventh Street, near the post office), KD Designs at 11:15 a.m. (125 N. Sixth St.), Selah Partners at 11:30 a.m. (123 N. Sixth St.), Lake Wealth Consultants/Vickie Welsh American Family Insurance at noon and Bill McGrath Law office at 12:15 p.m.

The Parade of Lights will march through downtown at 5 p.m. Following the parade, the 23rd annual Festival of Lights will be featured at the Clark County Fairgrounds.

The festival will run from from 5 to 9 p.m. each day through Dec. 26. To enter an organization, church or group into the parade, contact Sarah LeMay-Howard at 812-251-7816 or Rob Smitley at 217-826-6271.

Also on the slate is the annual holiday bingo, which will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 6:30 at Harlan Hall. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Walldog Project for 2016.

Tickets are available at Maria’s Flower Shoppe and B&P Coins & Collectables until Dec. 1.

Tickets also are now available for the Clark County Historical Society House tour set for 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Harlan Hall. They are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the tour.

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