Friday, December 13, 2013, 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
The Knox County Community Center
The annual Craft & Gift Fair, Relay for Life’s Chocolate Tasting and Holiday Portraits by Hustead Photography will be held at the Knox County Community Center located north of the Knox County Courthouse. Relay for Life’s holiday Chocolate Tasting, which has become an anticipated yearly tradition, will be back this year along with an array of holiday crafters and vendors from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and portraits will be taken on the stage from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Crafters and vendors who wish to set up a booth can contact Carla Oberdahlhoff at (660)216-1065.)
Free Will Donation Soup Supper
The Edina American Legion
Chamber members will supply an array of home made soups accepting freewill donations. The annual Soup Supper will be from 5:00 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
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.
Pickup In Front Of The Community Center
Kelly and Lacy Hayes are sponsoring the hayrides for the third year. Hayrides will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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, in front of the Knox County Community Center.
Life of Christ Church
The Knox County Promotional Council is sponsoring Christmas cookie decorating 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at the Life of Christ Church, which is east of the Community Center.
Visit From Santa
LTD Ice Cream Shop
Santa himself will be there too to visit with boys and girls from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LTD Ice Cream Shop on Main Street west of the Knox County Courthouse. This is a new venue for the celebration.