Alexis Christmas Walk schedule announced

Posted Online: Nov. 29, 2012, 10:17 pm
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Alexis will hold its Decades of Joy Christmas Walk Saturday, with activities planned from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with open houses at area businesses during regular business hours, with refreshments and door prizes.

Other activities are:
-9 to 10:30 a.m.: breakfast with Santa Claus at the museum
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: craft show at the community center and fieldhouse
- 10:40 a.m.: story time with Santa Claus at the library
- 5 p.m.: lighted Christmas parade (bring letters for Santa)
- 5:30 to 7 p.m.: taco supper at the community center (donation)
- 7 p.m.: live entertainment at the fieldhouse

For more information, call Jenny McKeown at (309) 337-3961 or Kate Brown at (309) 299-7305.


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