The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Entertainment & Events

November 19, 2012

Clinton area holiday happenings

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CLINTON —

Run/Walk

FULTON, Ill. — The eighth annual Fulton Christmas Run/Walk will be held in conjunction with Fulton’s downtown Christmas Walk on Friday, Dec. 7.  

Start time for the race will be 6:30 p.m. and registration will be held at Manny's Too.  

The race route is 2 miles long and will begin at the corner of 4th Street and 11th Avenue and end at Manny's Too.  The route proceeds along the illuminated dike lit with hundreds of luminarias courtesy of the Fulton Boy Scouts.  

The first 175 registrants will receive an embroidered fleece beanie cap.  Pre-registration cost is $14 before Nov. 27.  After Nov. 27, registration cost is $20.  To register, you may download a form at www.cityoffulton.us (Events Page - Christmas Walk) or register online at www.getmeregistered.com.

Male and female race categories will have first-, second- and third-place medal winners.  

The overall fastest male and female winners will receive a limited edition sweatshirt.

Christmas tea will be Dec. 2

MORRISON, Ill. — The women of Open Bible Fellowship Church, 11429 Ward Road, will host their annual Christmas tea from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

The event will feature samples of breads, desserts, pastries, candy and tea and a Christmas program. The cost is $5 per person and reservations are due by Nov. 20. Attendees can make reservations at the church by calling (815) 772-4098 or online at www.obfmidwest.org. All women are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the church.

Morrison Christmas Walk celebrates 25 years

MORRISON, Ill. — Celebrating its 25th year, “Silver Bells” — The Morrison Christmas Walk and Parade are back ready to get everyone in the spirit of the season.  Sponsored by the Morrison Chamber of Commerce, this year’s Christmas Walk will be held on Friday, Nov. 30,  and Saturday, Dec. 1, with the parade on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

Resthave Auxiliary kicks off the celebration with their annual coffee hour and bake sale from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday. Evening events on Friday will take place around the corner of Route 78 and Route 30 and include a holiday open house at Morrison’s Heritage Museum from 6-8 p.m.; a live Nativity complete with live animals from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; a chili cook-off from 6-8 p.m.; luminarias sponsored by thecity1.com; Christmas cocktail concoctions at downtown pubs; and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m, sponsored by Ashford University.  

Saturday celebrations for this year include many traditional favorites and new fun activities. Take advantage of all that Morrison has to offer for your holiday shopping including the PTO Craft Fair & Bake Sale, Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m and numerous coupon specials available at participating businesses. Visit some beautiful Holiday Open Houses from 3-5 p.m, sponsored by Morrison Realtors and start the evening off by eating supper at one of these churches: Episcopal Church of St. Anne from 3-6 p.m.; United Methodist Church 4:30-7 p.m, and First Presbyterian Church from 5-6:30 p.m.  There is a small fee for all of the suppers and beverages are also provided.

The lighted parade, sponsored by Community State Bank, will make its way down Main Street, culminating with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.  The jolly pair and their elves will be available, following the parade, at Santa’s House on Main and Base streets, to take children’s requests.  Wells Fargo Bank will once again be providing the ever popular horse-drawn wagon rides on Main Street and delicious kettle korn from Granny’s Sugar Shack will be available on Main and Genesee, sponsored by Sterling Federal Bank. Many businesses and organizations will open their doors for warm-ups, refreshments and entertainment as visitors enjoy the sites.

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