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Christmas Craft Events Set in Westville & Danville

Christmas Craft Events Set in Westville & Danville

If you enjoy Christmas craft shows the places to be Friday and Saturday (December 6th and 7th) are St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Westville and the Harrison Park Clubhouse in Danville.

The 1st Westville Hometown Holiday Celebration is a Christmas themed event to help raise funds for more improvements at Westville’s Zamberletti Park.  It’s hours are Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Over 20 craft vendors are scheduled to participate.

The Christmas Village Craft Fair at the Harrison Park Clubhouse marks the return of a holiday favorite that has been around for years. It will feature over 30 craft vendors.  The Harrison Park Clubhouse is located at 1300 West Voorhees Street and hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  At both the Westville and Danville locations holiday shoppers can purchase items to fill their holiday gift list. Admission is free.

Gary Delhaye, a Westville Village Board member and member of the Zamberletti Park Improvement Commission, says there will be more than craft vendors.  There will also be a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday from 8:00 until 11:00 a.m. for a free-will donation.  The Westville Jr. High School Chorus will perform Saturday morning, and Santa will be on hand.

[New playground equipment which has been installed at Westville’s Zamberletti Park.]
Jeff Slavik, who chairs the Zamberletti Park Improvement Commission, says there has been tremendous support from the community and others which has allowed for some major upgrades at the park.  Those upgrades have included renovations to restrooms and the addition of new playground equipment which is accessible for children with disabilities.  But he adds there is more that needs to be done.  The Westville Youth Football League and Westville Recreation League are teaming with the Commission for the event Friday and Saturday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.  Slavik says one of the things they want to do is expand a concession building to allow for more storage space.

Danville School District Begins Strategic Planning

Danville School District Begins Strategic Planning

Danville School District 118 has launched work on its 2020-2023 strategic plan.  Superintendent Alicia Geddis says over the next few weeks community stakeholders – including parents, business owners, students, and District 118 staff – will be invited to give their input. There will be three basic questions on the District’s survey, according to Superintendent Geddis. …

Danville Area ‘Sports Legend’ Honored by IHSA

Danville Area ‘Sports Legend’ Honored by IHSA

A Danville man who has devoted much of his life to sports is being honored with the Illinois High School Association Distinguished Media Service Award.  Fowler Connell is 95 years young and still going strong as a radio commentator on WDAN Radio in Danville. After being stationed with the Navy in the Pacific during World…

Police Seeking Information on Latest Shootings

Police Seeking Information on Latest Shootings

Danville Police say they are probing two shootings which occurred last night (Tuesday, December 3, 2019) and are trying to determine whether they may be related. Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Walnut Street around 6:40 p.m. on a report of a shooting.  They found a 31-year-old Danville man suffering…

Downtown Danville Hosting Special Weekend Events

Downtown Danville Hosting Special Weekend Events

Downtown Danville is preparing to host some holiday activities this weekend starting with First Friday and continuing with ‘A Winter’s Gathering’ on Saturday (December 7th). The Winter’s Gathering will include a chance for children to visit with Santa at his house at Temple Plaza between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday.  Carriage Rides and other…

Cameras to Help Danville Police Battle Crime

Cameras to Help Danville Police Battle Crime

The City of Danville is turning to ‘community cameras’ as a way to help fight crime.  Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. says a $75-thousand dollar state violence prevention grant will be used to place cameras in strategic areas of the city… [”Chief Yates (shown in photo) and Commander McCord and the other Commanders have been working…

DHS Boys Basketball Honored As Premier Team

DHS Boys Basketball Honored As Premier Team

The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has recognized the Danville High School Boys basketball program as one of the premier basketball teams in the state. Steve Allen, a member of the IBCA Board of Directors was on hand to present the honor to DHS Athletic Director Mark Bacys before last night’s home game. The honor…

Carle’s Request on Logan Avenue Takes Spotlight

Carle’s Request on Logan Avenue Takes Spotlight

Danville Alderman Dan Duncheon is wondering what the impact will be if the city council agrees to close a segment of Logan Avenue for Carle’s proposed new $70-million dollar medical campus… [‘’If we close Logan Avenue where are those cars going to go?  The obvious answer is Gilbert Street,’’ said Duncheon. ‘’If you drive Gilbert…

Police, Firefighters Give Food Pantries a Boost

Police, Firefighters Give Food Pantries a Boost

Danville Police and Firefighters braved the cold today (Tuesday, December 3, 2019)  to help stock some local food pantries.  They collected food and monetary donations outside the food pantries at Holy Family Church at 444 East Main Street and St. James United Methodist Church at 504 North Vermilion. Nancy O’Kane co-chairs the Vincent De Paul…

10 Candidates Seek 15th Congressional Seat

10 Candidates Seek 15th Congressional Seat

The decision by 15th District Congressman John Shimkus (shown in photo) to not seek another term has attracted ten candidates who hope to replace him.  Four new candidates filed late in the day Monday (December 2, 2019), which was the last day for candidates to file petitions. Those running are: Republicans: Chuck Ellington of Camargo…