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It's a White County Christmas
.. a celebration honoring the small town traditions of the holiday season.
Something to sink your teeth into
Discover the magic of Christmas
in Carmi
Festival Notes
NEW IN 2011
Join in the fun of a
5K Holiday Run
with all the proceeds benefiting the students of Jefferson School in Carmi.

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NEW IN 2011
You won't want to miss the crowning of White County's
Miss Merry Christmas
a scholarship pageant to select our Christmas Royalty.

NEW IN 2011
We're restricting traffic on Main Street so everyone can enjoy the expanded
while we welcome
Santa to Carmi.

NEW IN 2011
All your favorite holiday movie characters will come alive in this year's
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

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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!
We want your comments & suggestions.
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The White County Association of Home and Community Education is devoted to improving the lives of woman in the county. To become a member, contact
Patsy Jackson
  1401 CR 1175N
  Carmi, IL 62821
  Ph: 618-736-2242

You'll think you've gone to chocolate heaven at this year's Taste of Chocolate Baking Contest.  Sample more than a dozen chocolate treats from some of the county's best bakers. A $3 admission fee allows you a taste of each and every entry. Skip the main course for just one night and make it a supper of desserts.

Any members of the White County HCE group may enter their favorite chocolate recipe. Participants should provide 200 pieces of their chocolate dessert for tasting by the general public. Contact Patsy Jackson (see right) for entry deadlines & rules.

Doors open for tasting & voting to the general public at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Farm Bureau Building in Carmi. Coffee & Hot Chocolate provided.

Cash prizes of $50, $25, $15, and $10 will be awarded to the best desserts. AND every entry will be guaranteed $5 to help toward the cost of the ingredients.

Not a member of HCE?
Then join TODAY!
Friday, Nov. 18
4 PM - 7 PM, Farm Bureau Building
304 E. Robinson, Carmi, IL
Taste of Chocolate Baking Contest
Sponsored by White County Association
of Home & Community Education.
sponsored in part by
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