Christmas tree giveaway at Town & Country
Town & Country’s annual Christmas tree giveaway is upon us! Stop by the store and register for a chance to win a beautiful, 6.5 ft. Christmas tree to cherish with family and friends for years to come. Also, the yearly Willow Tree sale is Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
Men’s night Nov. 30 at Lee’s Fine Jewelry
Lee’s Fine Jewelry in Highland will feature “Beer, Bourbon and Balls” Men’s Night on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Lee’s is extending a special invite to this shopping event for men. The beer will be cold and the bourbon smooth. Lee’s famous meatballs will be served along with other snacks. Amanda Wick will be on the guitar and vocals throughout the evening. The entire staff will be available to help you find that perfect gift for the lady in your life, and they will gift wrap too. An attendance prize drawing will include a bottle of bourbon and a wood inlay ring.
Breakfast with Santa, puppet show Dec. 2
A breakfast with Santa and the puppets is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at First United Methodist Church in Trenton. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door, and include an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a puppet show, visit with Santa, and two crafts. Adults are free to attend, but asked to give a donation if they eat the breakfast. Call 618-224-7364 for information.
CEO pickleball tourney is Saturday
The Clinton County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program is holding a pickleball tournament this Saturday at Wesclin High School. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and costs $60 per team, with $30 per player for teams of two. The event will feature concessions, cash prizes and play in two brackets, for beginners and advanced players. For more information visit www.clintoncountyilceo.com.
A benefit is being planned for Alexis Tehandon. It will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the VFW Hall in Carlyle.
Breakfast with Santa at Buxton’s
Oh Snap! Not Your Average Breakfast with Santa is set for Sunday, Dec. 3, at Buxton’s Banquet Hall, Beckemeyer, presented by Party Pop Electric, Hillary Frost Photography and Beauty Bar, and Covered in Chocolate. Come in your PJs or dressed up! There will be a plated and served breakfast, along with mimosas and bloody marys for Mom and Dad. You’ll be able to decorate your own gingerbread house; roast s’mores outside; and indulge in the hot cocoa bomb bar. Grab your tickets at: https://bit.ly/BreakfastwithSanta23.
CEO program to hold Frost Fest
Students in the Collinsville Triad Maryville CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program is doing Frost Fest on Dec. 5 at Highland Elementary School in Highland. Events include a 5K road race and kids fun run (T-shirts included with your entry), a discounted pancake breakfast for runners, a variety of fun games, and pictures with Santa Claus. Check their Facebook page or their website, www.collinsvilletriadmaryvilleceo.com for more information.
Highland Chamber Christmas luncheon
The Highland Chamber of Commerce will hold its Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., at Michael’s Restaurant. Reservations should be sent to
Annual cookie sale at St. John’s UCC
The Women of Faith of St. John’s UCC, Breese, will hold their annual cookie sale in the church hall on Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. until noon or until cookies run out. Cookies will be sold by the pound.
Sportsman auction Dec. 9
Daggs Auction Co. is holding a sportsman auction on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Wayne County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 1295 W. Main Street in Fairfield. Watch for signs. View website at auctionzip.com #3058. Guns will not be present at site until Saturday when they will be previewed from 8 to 10 a.m. Guns will start selling at 11 a.m. There will be some matching ammo. This will be a live/simulcast auction. Bid online at dagg sauction.hibid.com. Gun transfers will be handled by Wayne White Propane - $20 per buyer transaction fee. All Illinois/federal gun laws will apply.
Breese leaf dump open through Dec. 16
The city of Breese’s leaf dump opened Oct. 11 and will remain so through Dec. 16, on Wednesdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available for Breese residents. A city truck and employee(s) will be at the dump location. Leaves can be in cans and dumped or bags that will be discarded by the city employee(s).
Craft Lovers Treasure open house
An open house is being held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 at Craft Lovers Treasure, 391 W. Second Street in Beckemeyer. There are hand-crafted items (no two alike) — home décor to Christmas past and present. For a private showing call 618-335-2654.