Enjoy the Last Weekend Before Thanksgiving! FHN Festival of Trees Events Continue

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Holiday Movie Series for children on Saturday with the remaining schedule as follows:

All at 10 am at Lindo Theatre, Freeport
Nov. 23 — Labyrinth PG (FREE)
Nov. 30 — Frozen PG ($3.50)

Don’t Miss FHN’s Casino Loyale Holiday Gala on Saturday evening, Nov 23, beginning at 6 pm November 23 at the Freeport Masonic Temple at 305 W. Stephenson Street. Ghe Gala benefits FHN’s Therapy Dog Program and Friends Forever Humane Society! Tickets are $50 each and include an evening of food, drink, dancing, entertainment and more. It’s easy to get tickets online at http://www.fhn.org/FestivalofTrees or by calling toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.

Community Tree Lighting at 5 pm on Sunday, November 24 – The tree is located on on the Stephenson Street side of FHN Memorial Hospital. There will be refreshments, holiday caroling and special guests!

For a complete listing of Festival of Trees events go to http://www.fhn.org/FestivalofTrees/

Annual Mistletoe Walk in Downtown Freeport, Sunday, November 24 from 12 to 4 pm
There will be carolers, Santa, carriage rides, refreshments, and special sales with stores decorated on the theme of “Sing Me a Christmas Song.” Also, view the entries in the Gingerbread House Contest which are on display at the Freeport Public Library from 1 to 4 pm during the Mistletoe Walk. The entries will also be display at the Library from December 2 through December 20. Vote for the People’s Choice and make bids on your favorites in the silent auction. Also, purchase Downtown Shopping Spree Raffle tickets during the Walk with prizes awarded in Downtown Dollars and proceeds benefitting the Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, the Salvation Army, and the Freeport Area Church Cooperative. If you have questions, call 815.232.9000 or 815.233.0013

Hometown Christmas, Shannon, Illinois – Friday and Saturday, November 22 & 23.
Sponsored by the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Local Businesses, crafters and bakers welcome you to their open houses. You will find handcrafted treasures, gourmet foods, wines, gifts, baked goodies galore, and much more! Maps of participants are located at First State bank Shannon/Polo/Lake Carroll as well as Casey’s, Blarney Stone and Shannon Cafe; look for the Candy Cane in front of each location. Stop by the fire station both days. They will have over 20 crafters and vendors to meet all your shopping needs. Stop by Friday night for the traditional Lions Club Chili Supper. Kids can visit with Santa, and pet his live reindeer. Lighting of the Christmas tree in the park will be followed by the annual Christmas Lighted Parade. Warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies in the park before, during and after the parade. On Saturday morning, start your shopping adventures with the Firemen’s pancake breakfast at the fire station. For more information contact Amanda Klinefelter at 815.238.3171

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