June 23, 2012
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The Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Art & Wine Festival, to be held in Murphysboro, Illinois at the historic Riverside Park.
$12 – advanced – includes three tastings from each winery, souvenir wine glass, music and art
Once again we expect a large crowd drawn from the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Association. Twelve wineries will be present, along with several food vendors and live music. This festival is destined to become a showcase for the finest art in the region and we hope you will join us for this annual event.
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11:30pm-1:30pm, Wil Maring
2:00pm-4:00pm, Lew Jetton
4:30pm-6:30pm, The Venturis
Southern Illinois Miners Community August 29, 2010
Rent One Park
Brought to you by Short Enterprises McDonalds & GreenRetreat
Buddy Bass Tournament
Sunday, September 12, 2010
September 15-19, 2010
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Each year Murphysboro's Riverside park host one of the best fireworks displays in Southern Illinois. The fireworks start at dusk and are preceeded by entertainment on the stage of the historic shell.
- CELEBRATING A CENTURY
SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2010
RIVERSIDE PARK, 24th & Commercial Streets
12:00 noon Doubleheader between Murphysboro and Carbondale American Legion Teams
6:15 p.m. Birthday Party at Kiwanis Shelter
Free Cake to first 200 attendees
Children must be accompanied by adult
7:00 Four on the Floor
Dusk The Best Fireworks Display in
Pack a picnic lunch. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Lots of shade available in a historic secure setting. Free of charge.
Questions: 618.534.0226 or 618.534.9493
General John A. Logan Museum
1613 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
For more information contact the Museum at 618.684.3455
Each May, the City of Murphysboro celebrates General John A. Logan Days. Named for the famous Civil War General who was from Murphysboro. The celebration features various events including authentic historical recreations of actual events during the civil war era. It is a fun time enjoyed by all!
Each year a Veteran's Day Ceremony is held in Murphysboro. The annual Veterans Day service program will be held at the Murphysboro American Legion, located at 1700 Gartside St. This year’s memorial is lining up to be a special one.
The program will start at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday. The program will feature a speech from David ‘Purp’ Lavender, a decorated Vietnam veteran, and feature the Legion’s color guard. At the end of the ceremony, the Legion will unveil six new flag poles to honor the service of veterans and the memory of those who gave their life. Flags from each of the five branches will be raised around a new American flag. Afterward, a chili and clam chowder lunch will be offered.
“It’s a very important day for us veterans,” Lavender said.
Lavender said he encourages everyone in the community to attend and hopes for a good turnout. He said it is unfortunate that the true meaning of Veteran’s Day has been overlapped by the marketing ploys of businesses. He feels it is increasingly important for younger generations to understand the sacrifice made by veterans for their country.
“It’s a bad thing to forget,” he said.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, post 7190, will also celebrate along the Legion.
Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is growing to include, not only trees but also wreaths, swags and centerpieces for the traditional silent auction. Also the venue for the Festival of Trees has changed to allow for an expanded time for viewing and bidding.
Murphysboro Hometown Christmas also centers more of the activities in the same historic district. The new location for the Festival of Trees is the General John A. Logan Museum in the Logan Neighborhood, a renovated and restored district on and around Edith Street between 16th and 17th Streets. Bidding on the various items will be available at extended hours as well. Last year the bidding was restricted to just one weekend but this year the silent auction will take place November 24th – 29th, December 1st - 4th and December 5th and 6th 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Sponsorships are needed to fill the museum with the spirit of Christmas and auction materials. Any individual, group, business or organization can decorate a tree or other greenery with the proceeds of the auction going to the charity of the participant’s choosing.
The always-popular home tour will be part of Murphysboro Hometown Christmas again this year with several decorated homes in Murphysboro opening their doors for tours. There also will be several venues available for holiday shoppers with a gallery in the Logan Neighborhood open for display and sale of unique creations by local artisans and an expanded One-Stop Holiday Shopping, a mini-mall at the Davis-McCann and Senior Citizen Centers featuring items from home-based businesses.
“Every year that we do this event we receive tremendous positive feedback from participants,” says Sharon Johnson, coordinator for the event. “It is one of the few places in our region where you can find some truly unique items suitable for Christmas gifts while taking in the sight and sounds of the Christmas season.”
For information regarding Murphysboro Hometown Christmas or to sponsor a tree or wreath , contact Lisa Grode at 618-565-4167, Sharon Johnson, or the Murphysboro Tourism Commission.
Set Up for Trees: Friday, Dec. 5, 5pm-7pm
ENTRY FORM DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 8, 2009 ..
December 10th & 11th 2011
10 am- 4 pm on Saturday
12 pm - 4 pm on Sunday
Festival of Trees @ Gen. John A. Logan Museum,
1613 Edith Street
Individuals, businesses and organizations auction holiday greenery for Charities. Silent auction begins November 19th and continues through Dec. 12.
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday and 1 - 4 pm on Sunday
Hughes Art Gallery Exhibit
Local artists will display and offer unique works of art for the Hometown weekend and the following weekend of December 17 and 18.
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.
Murphysboro Home Tour
View selected homes elegantly decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $10.00 and available at the Sheley House located in the Logan Neighborhood at 1603 Edith Street. Dec. 10th -11th.
Santa Pictures with your Dog
Friends of Murphysboro present this unique event for all dog owners. Bring your furry friend to the Senior citizens Community Center at 17 North 14th Street and have a phot taken of your dog with Santa for only $7.00. The event is on Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:00am to 2:00pm
Download a flyer here: Santa_dog_pictures_2011.pdf
Santa's Favorite Cookie Contest
If you like to bake and want to help a local charity then this cookie contest is for you! The proceeds will be donated to the winner’s charity of choice. Leftover cookies will be given to the Murphysboro Food Pantry. To participate present 1 dozencookies and a $5 entry fee to the Print Shop in the Logan Neighborhood Saturday Dec. 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Gingerbread House Contest
Creativity and fun are a must for this first time event. Contest date is Dec. 10th with applications accepted starting Nov. 1st. Set up is Dec. 9th at the Murphysboro Youth & Recreation Center (MYRC) - 1818 Walnut St. Murphysboro. Entry fee $5. For more info and official entry form visit the MYRC or Murphysboro Hometown Christmas on facebook.
Christmas Nativity Exhibit
Christmas Nativity Exhibit & Concerts See nativity scenes from around the world, a unique ornament collection and hear sounds of the season performed by local groups and individuals. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 7168 Old Hwy. 13 - Dec. 2nd - 4th.
Children's Fun at the Liberty
Madrigal singers and a holiday movie are scheduuled for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Murphysboro. Children's activities at the Liberty Theater will begin in the afternoon and end with the Madrigal Concert at 5:30pm
Call 618-684-3522 for additional information.
When: Friday, May 8, 2009
Green Fees (18 Holes)
Golf Cart - two per team
Free beverages while on the golf course
Lunch from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
First Southern Bank
WJPF-AM News Radio
Modern Copier, Inc.
Venegoni Distributing, Inc.
Vogler Motor Company
Three Rivers Environmental Assessments, LLC.
Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
Bishop & Elwell Insurance Agency
The First Bank & Trust Company of Murphysboro
John A. Logan College Foundation
Murphysboro Chiropractic Clinic
Morgan Commercial Structures
Specialized Services, Inc.
Ozburn Insurance Agency
Jackson County Abstract & Title
Wright Do-It Center
Oliver & Associates, Agent Dean Brandenberg
Old National Bank
R.C. Cola, Terry Arnett
E & D Concrete
Medwedeff Forge & Design
Kite Hill Vinewards, Bed & Breakfast, and Winery
Koenig Accounting Services, Inc.
Bryan's Heating & Air Conditioning
Davis Crane Service
McGregor Real Estate & Insurance
PLP Battery Supply
Curves for Women
Jackson County Rehab. & Care Center
8th ANNUAL10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013
Historic Logan Neighborhood
Between South 16th and 17th Streets on Edith Street
Behind the Logan Museum and the Tourism Center at Sheley House
An old-fashioned celebration featuring a caravan through town along flag-lined streets (Courtesy of the Lions Club)
A flag folding and retirement ceremony by the Elks Flag Team, American Legion, Scouts and Patriots Bravo Co.
Music by Alice Berry and Voices United of Southern Illinois
and MHS Crimson Express
Invocation and Benediction
City of Murphysboro and Its Tourism Commission
General John A. Logan Museum
American Legion Paul Stout Post 127
Elks Lodge 572
Patriots Bravo Co.
Veterans of Foreign War Post 7190
Friends of Murphysboro
Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce
Murphysboro Masonic Lodge 498
Following the service: Gudided Walking Tours - "Stories of the Logan Historic District"
No admission fee
Arrive early and bring lawn chairs
Rain or Shine
Military personnel are invited to wear their uniforms and veterans their medals
Cub, Boy, Girl, and Eagle Scouts participation encouraged
Worn flags to be retired can be brought in advance to the American Legion (North 16th and Gartside Streets) or the General Logan Museum. They can also be brought to the Service.Information: 618.534.0226