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Celebrate A Country Christmas

Celebrate A Country Christmas

34th Annual Country Christmas Stroll And House Tour In Okawville December 2 and 3

The annual “Country Christmas Stroll and House Tours” presented by the Okawville Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage House Museum Association will take place on Saturday and Sunday December 2 and 3.

The house tours begin at noon both days and go until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Four resident homes and a business will be featured this year as part of the Heritage House Museum hosted house tours along wit the Christmas Stroll. Home on the tour include those of Terry and Diane Weber, Jason and Dana Obermeier, Tom and Lori Segelhorst, Pine Lake Farm and the Jeanne D’are Cottage Showroom.

Each home and the Showroom has its own uniqueness.

Cost of the tour is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Visitors may also enjoy shopping at the specialty and gift shops Okawville has to offer including Annette’s Flowers and Gifts and Green’s Holiday Shop.

On Saturday morning, beginning at 9 a.m., a “Breakfast with Santa” will be hosted at the Original Springs Hotel in Okawville.

Children eat free- compliments of the Okawville Lion’s Club. Make reservations (618-243-5694 – leave message with name and phone number).

Along with these activities “Country Craft Fair” featuring quality handcrafted items and the “Festival of Trees” will be held in the Community Club Building.

Twenty five decorated trees will be displayed. The theme this year is “TV Shows”. All ages enjoy this wonderful display and the cost is $2. A flea market and vendor show will be featured at the Immanuel School.

New this year is a Health & Wellness Screening that will also be held at the Immanuel School. This screening will include opportunities for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and bone density testing. A pharmacist and pharmacy tech will be on site to answer questions about medications and glucose monitoring.

There will be a “Good Eats” table with nutrition advice and food samples.

The health screening will be held Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This service is being provided by the community of Okawville and Memorial Hospital of Belleville. Most of these activities are within walking distance of one another.

Enjoy a luncheon or snack at a variety of places that Okawville has to offer including baked items from the Eats and Treats Bakery.

Luncheon and food items will be featured in various locations during the days of the stroll. Information and a hospitality area and tickets can be purchased at the Community Club Building in the craft fair room.

Additional activities include children’s singing groups that will also be featured on Sunday afternoon in the Community Club Building beginning at 12:30.

Families will also enjoy the “Christmas in the Barn” event at the Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo along Route 15. Animals from the very first Christmas will be featured for the children to learn to know.

All of the activities are a delightful way to start your holiday season.

For more information on any of the activities or attractions listed above , you may contact the Okawville Chamber of Commerce office at 618-243-5694 or email to tourokaw@606front.net.

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