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It's a White County Christmas
.. a celebration honoring the small town traditions of the holiday season.
Santa arrives in Carmi & delights children
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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.

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... Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Wizard of Oz, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny among children's favorites during Christmas Parade
Christmas Parade
Crowds lined Main Street to await the arrival of Santa Claus who came to Carmi aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Santa and his elves gave presents and candy to the young children in the crowd.

More than 50 floats and walkers were entered in the parade. Several popular childhood characters came to life, including Dorothy and her crew from the Wizard of Oz; the superheroes of Thor, Iron Man and Captain America; and the lovable Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

The Grinch, accompanied by children from Whoville, delighted children along the parade route.

The Mad Hatters 4-H Club took first place honors in the youth division with their live nativity scene, and Logo Graphics took first place in the business division with their colorful elves on scooters. Earning second in the youth division were the grandchildren from Jan Ridenour who sang around an old-fashioned lightpole. The Red Geranium took second place in the business division.

The Chamber also recognized the 4-H Federation, Boy Scouts and Zion United Methodist Church with honorable mention for exceptional floats, said Glenn Coleman, executive director of the Chamber.

“We know all the work involved in preparing a float,” Coleman said, “and all these floats were very close in the competition.”

Masters of Ceremony for the parade were Sara Brown and Scott Rice. The parade chairman was Nancy Smith.

The parade was supported by the following Gold Star sponsors: the City of Carmi, Town and Country Real Estate/Mark Gwaltney Construction, Martin & Bayley/Hucks, and People’s Bank. The festival sponsor was Geo. N. Mitchell Drilling and was produced by the Carmi Chamber of Commerce.

The Carmi Chamber of Commerce is in the business of making smiles.