The Antioch Christian Church, west of Olney on Route 50, then south on Higgin Switch Road, will host The Reason for the Season Christmas Program by The Texans International Ministry, Branson, Missouri’s three time Entertainers of the Year, coming up tomorrow night at 6:00. All ages are invited to attend.
The 2018 Holly Jolly Jasper County Christmas will finish up this weekend in downtown Newton as the Santa House will be open this coming tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. All children are invited to stop by and visit with Santa Claus and a host of the Holly Jolly characters in Newton and Jasper County.
The Claremont Bonpas Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraising “two piece chicken dinner” this evening with serving at the Fire Station from 4:30 to 6:30. The meal includes several all-you-can-eat sides, desserts, and drinks, plus a drawing for Christmas cash at 6:00. The $10 adult tickets and $7 children (6 to 12) tickets on sale at the door. Children age 5 and under eat free. All are invited.
The Clay City Firehouse will host a visit by Santa Claus this afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00, rain, snow, or shine. There will be Christmas treats for all children, plus a chance to get a free picture taken with Ole’ St. Nick. All youngsters are invited to the Clay City Firehouse this Saturday afternoon.
Mayor Mark Lambird will host a “donation-only” pancake and sausage breakfast this morning at the Olney VFW with serving to start at 7:00. All meal donations will go to help defray the cost of the Richland County Farm Safety Day Camp which serves all fifth grade students in Richland County.
Get out and check the Olney Christmas Lights Display in the Olney City Park. The display is available from 5:00 to 10:00 tonight and from 5:00 to 9:00 tomorrow night, plus it’s the final visit by Santa and Mr. Claus in the Olney City Park Community Building on this Saturday night from 6:00 until 8:00.
And please take time to pause and give thanks for the birth and life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, during this Christmas holiday season. Please enjoy time with family and friends in that Christ-like spirit.