It's a White County Christmas
.. a celebration honoring the small town traditions of the holiday season.
Lots of smiles at 2011 Festival
Discover the magic of Christmas
CARMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is in the business of making smiles.
People want to live in a thriving community. Happiness is contagious. Events such as “It's a White County Christmas”show our commitment to building a happy, thriving, prosperous community.
We hope you'll join us
Make Memories to Last a Lifetime!
Disks with a copy of all the photos from this year's festival are available for $5 from the Carmi Chamber of Commerce. PICK UP ONLY. Call for more information at 382-7606.
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2011 White County Christmas Festival
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A Sweet Way to Decorate Any Home
Sweet Memories from 2011 Contest
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
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Friendly family competition tops gingerbread contest
Gingerbread house decorating must be serious business in the Linder household. Fern Linder and her two daughters, Chanda Sauls and Holly Healy, each took high honors in this year’s “It’s a White County Christmas” Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, but it would be Chanda’s husband and son team who would eventually win the contest in the end.
The overall best of show was exhibited by Breyton and Ryan Sauls who won $50 in Chamber dollars.
Chanda Sauls took first place in the 18 and older age division, while Linder took second. Holly and Phil Healy and their daughter took first place in the family division.
Keith Jackson and his family took first place in the “made from scratch division” with a homemade manger scene.
In the youth divisions of 10 years and under, Brenna Russell won first place, and Jaxon Little placed second. Taking home the third place ribbon was Jace Smith, and Briley Rogers received an honorable mention.
Shelby Hammell, 2011 Miss Merry Christmas, took first place in the 11-17 age division, with
Riley Price taking second place. Autumn Schneider received third place, and Eva Nelson-Ochs received honorable mention.
Debbie Bunting coordinated the gingerbread contest. The houses were displayed at the Town and Country Real Estate office on Main Street. First place in each category won $20, with second place winning $10.
The Gingerbread Contest was supported by the following Silver Bell sponsors: AT&T, Haley Productions, Old National Bank, Tequillas, Nancy J. Winter CPA and White County Coal.
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