It’s Friday, and a special day with the opening of several December favorites.
The first-ever Lighted Christmas Parade stepped off this evening, and lots of people packed the Main Street. We will be posting a separate gallery and story later this weekend.
The Blue Room has won the online contest, making it the December “Best Dive Alive,” according to Bi-State Entertainment.The YouTube show will be paying them a visit in the near future.
Washington County Animal Control reported a busy day Friday, responding to more than 150 messages in a day. An anonymous sponsor agreed to pay the adoption fees for pets from the shelter through Dec. 6.
There are still some pets looking for forever homes this holiday season. If you are considering making your house complete, check out these available pups. We are still hoping a home for Bosley, a longtime resident at the shelter especially. #aholidayhomeforbosley
Washington County Historical Society announced earlier this week that it has received assistance from donations and two grants from the Illinois Humanities, which will be used for necessary maintenance and keeping the museums operating.
Also in case you missed it, here is the live video of the lighting of the city hall Christmas tree.
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