Winners of the annual Oakdale Christmas Lighting contest are as follows: First place ($100) Jeff and Wendy Bergmann; Second place ($75) is the Scotty Fuqua Family; Third place ($50) Allen and Sandy Taft; Fourth place ($35) Jerome and Judy Buss; Fifth place ($25) Butch Paszkiewicz and Samantha Harre. Judges were Judy Needham, Carol Vorhees, and Marilyn Peradotto all of Pinckneyville. They were thanked with a gift certificate to the Country Kitchen restaurant. The Village of Oakdale thanks all the contest participants for helping to make the town look festive for the Christmas season.
The United Presbyterian Church in Oakdale will have candle light service at 7pm on Christmas Eve.
Oakdale Baptist Church will have Christmas service at 10:30am on Christmas Day.
The Country Kitchen will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and be closed on Christmas Day. B&B Quik Mart will close at 5pm Christmas Eve, be closed on Christmas Day, and have regular hours over New Years Eve and Day.