Knox County Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 2

Knox County Christmas Celebration Friday, Dec. 2

This week on Friday, December 2, 2011 the Knox County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual “Knox County Christmas Celebration” in Edina. Events are planned all over town Friday afternoon and evening and everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities.
Craft & Gift Fair
Chocolate Tasting
The annual Craft & Gift Fair and Relay for Life’s Chocolate Tasting will be held at the Life of Christ Church located on North Fourth Street, between the Doss Funeral Home and Pizza Haus, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. The venue will be packed with local crafters and vendors ready to welcome holiday shoppers. And Relay for Life’s holiday Chocolate Tasting, which was a wild success last year, will be back this year with even more delicious delights.
Free Will Donation Soup Supper
Chamber members will supply an array of home made soups and the Momentum Youth Group will provide deserts. Both organizations are accepting donations. The annual Soup Supper will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, which is located on East Lafayette Street south of the Knox County courthouse.
Wine & Spirit
Tasting
Several different kinds of wine and spirits will be available for people to try at the Edina C&R Market Liquor Depot from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. C&R Market is located at 500 North Main Street in Edina, a few blocks north of the courthouse.
Holiday Pictures
Photographer Gale Hustead will be set up and taking professional holiday pictures from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the South Side Youth Center at 306 E. Lafayette Street, which just a few doors down from the American Legion Hall.
Winter Wonderland
Hayrides
Kelly and Lacy Hayes are sponsoring the hayrides, which will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The ride will take people around to the see light displays in Edina including the Winter Wonderland of Lights Display set up by the Hayes, McCarty and Waibel families in the southeast subdivision. Tours are expected to last approximately 20 minutes. Pick up will be on the northwest corner of Monticello and Fourth Streets, across from the Life of Christ Church.
Hot Chocolate
Cookie Decorating Visit From Santa
Warm up after the hayride at the South Side Youth Center with some hot chocolate, sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Knox County Promotional Council is sponsoring Christmas cookie decorating 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out).
Also at the Southside Youth Center and Santa himself will be there to visit with boys and girls from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.