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The NCHS musical "Tarzan" opens November 8 and continues on November 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Here are some photos from tech week.

Halloween Parade

The Nashville Lions Club, The Nashville Community Center and the Nashville Ecumenical Youth Steering Committee held its annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging on Sunday, October 27. Superheroes, Disney characters, witches, ghosts and others were all in attendance.

Nashville Primary School Costume Parade

The Nashville Primary School held its annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 25, in the school gymnasium. Students walked along the perimeters for the parade dressed in their costumes.

Washington County Championship Barbecue

Washington County Championship Barbecue Cookoff was held on Sunday, October 20, in the Hoyleton Village Park.

SIJHSAA State Baseball Tournament 2019

The Junior Hornets won second place in the Class M state finals in Pinckneyville, losing 3-2 over Millstadt in extra innings, and the Raiders took home third in Class S honors in Coulterville, topping the Crab Orchard Trojans 6-1. Congrats to both teams on a successful season! 

Homecoming Week 2019

Homecoming week was held from Oct. 7 to 11. Welcome to the Jungle was the theme, and the game was Friday against Pinckneyville. It was a chilly day for the game and parade but students, spectators and sports fans came out in droves to support the Hornets to victory, 47-7.

2019 Nashville Fall Festival

An assortment of photos from the 39th annual Nashville Fall Festival, which was held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28

2019 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade

It was a hot one for the 2019 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade, as superheroes, villains, marching bands, floats and tractors strolled along the main streets of this village. It was the 71st annual festival this year.

4-H STEM Club

A 4-H STEM Club Camp was held on July 29 to August 2 at Ashley Public Library. On the fourth day, campers created battery-powered junk robots with perpetual motion that would scribble colorful designs on paper.

Free Swim

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce sponsored a free swim event at the Memorial Park Pool on July 19.

2019 Washington County Fair

The 76th annual Washington County Fair was held July 9-13 at the fairgrounds in Nashville. The fair included several grandstand events, carnival activities, livestock auction and much more.

Miss Washington County Fair 2019

The return of the Miss Washington County Fair after a 33-year hiatus. Jaylyn Bower of Nashville was crowned fair queen.

Heritage Days 2019

Heritage House Museum held its annual Heritage Days on June 8 and 9. The events include live entertainment, children's games, a soda tasting and much more.

NCHS Class of 2019

Photos from the Nashville Community High School commencement ceremony on May 26.

2019 Fishing Derby

On May 5, the Washington County Sportsmen's Club held its 46th annual fishing derby at Nashville Memorial Park.

Easter 2019

Easter Egg Hunts from Nashville, Hoyleton and New Minden.

Oakdale Eggstravaganza 2019-3

The family fun event returned to Oakdale on April 13. Hundreds descend on the Washington County village to experience several spring activities, include a 20-acre Easter egg hunt, tour through the Egg Factory, games, inflatables and more.

Blue and White Night

Nashville Middle School hosted its annual Blue and White Night on Saturday, March 23. The family friendly event included a variety of activities for children, including inflatables, laser tag, carnival games and much more.

Hornets Headed To State

Photos from the NCHS Hornets victory at the Super Sectional game on March 5, 2019, at the SIU Arena in Carbondale.

Fun In The Snow

On January 11, 2019, Washington County was covered with a blanket of snow. That storm prompted many local individuals and families to get outside and enjoy the winter wonderland for themselves. Several Facebook users shared their photos in this gallery.

NCHS Marching Hornets Take On New Orleans

The NCHS Marching Hornets traveled down to New Orleans on December 29 and performed in the halftime show of the Sugar Bowl. Here are a few submitted photos from the trip and also from the preview performance at the high school the Friday before they left.

Rep. Meier's Christmas Stroll Tour

State Rep. Charlie Meier's house will be featured in the 2018 Christmas house tour for Okawville's annual Christmas Stroll. Take a peek at the various items celebrating early Washington County as well as antiques that have been passed down from the Meier family.

Trick Or Treat 2018

Trick-or-treaters visit The Nashville News office on Halloween night.

Costumes on Parade

Students at Nashville Grade and Middle schools paraded their Halloween costumes in procession on Friday, October 26.

2018 Lions Club Halloween Parade and Carnival

The Lion’s Club hosted its annual Halloween parade and costume contest on Sunday, October 28, at the Community Center of Nashville. Many superheroes, princesses, sharks and other costumed creatures attended the event and took to the streets in their attire.

2018 Optimist Club of Nashville's Annual Chili Cook-off

Congratulations to the Hornets and the winners of the 2018 Optimist Club of Nashville Annual Chili Cook-Off! The temperatures were chilly to say the least, and nine competitors brought their finest concoctions to the NCHS parking lot.

The winners were NCHS Music Boosters for best decorated booth, NCHS Volleyball for crowd favorite and Friends of Hornet Football for judges favorite.

National 4-H Week Photo Gallery


In honor of National 4-H Week, this gallery highlights the many projects were presented at the 2018 Washington County Fair. The program provides hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and throughout the country.

To learn more about 4-H and to enroll your child, contact the Washington County Extension office at (618) 327-8881.

2018 Fall Festival Gallery

Pictures from the 2018 Nashville Fall Festival, held on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29.

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