Peppermint Parade Returns to Downtown Knox Today

Santa Claus
Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to town today as part of the downtown Knox Peppermint Parade’s return. The jolly old elf will lead the procession through town at 2 p.m. to his house at Wythogan Park, where he will visit with children of all ages as they enjoy cookies, cocoa and s’mores leading up to the 5 p.m. lighting of the town’s Christmas tree. Horse-drawn carriage rides will also be offered Continue reading

Call WKVI to Leave Messages for Santa

 Attention kids, WKVI has your hotline to Santa Claus this holiday season. We’ve set up a special voicemail box at the radio station to send messages directly to the North Pole. Have your parents help you call 574-772-6241 ext. 135 between now and Tuesday, Dec. 23 and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. In addition to passing the messages along to Santa, WKVI’s Tom Berg will play select messages back on his morning show.


Knox Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Scheduled for November 27th

The Knox Christmas tree lighting ceremony is on Sunday, November 27th.

Prior to the tree lighting, the Knox-Center Township Fire Department will be sponsoring a Christmas Parade. The fire trucks will leave the South Side Fire Station at approximately 4:30 p.m. and travel north on Main Street to the Starke County Courthouse in the downtown area. The firemen will be delivering Santa Claus to the tree lighting ceremony on the Courthouse Square at 5:00 p.m.

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Starke County ABATE Helps Families in Need this Christmas

ABATE members unload the truck

Many churches and other organizations pitch in to help the less fortunate at Christmas time. Ted Hayes talked about two that were distributing toys and gifts Saturday, and that’s CLASP down at Winamac, and ABATE at Bass Lake.

Ted was at ABATE’s party on Saturday where the Bass Lake Country Club was packed with parents and children. Deb Young was there early signing in parents who were to receive gifts.

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Many Activities are Scheduled Saturday and Sunday in the Kankakee Valley!

Even though Christmas Eve is a few days off, many children in our area will get some gifts early. The Starke County Abate organization will be handing out toys, clothing and food items to 90 families at the Bass Lake Golf Course on Saturday. “It will be at the Bass Lake Golf Course,” said Abate President, Terry Young. “We have 90 families that will be coming out this year. They were all sent out invitations to come. There are 240 kids and all the families will have a turkey and all kinds of gifts. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be there.” When it comes to a big heart for children, the 290 members of Abate are in the forefront.

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Knox Middle and High School Bands Present Holiday Concerts

Santa Claus surprises children with a impromptu visit! Also pictured, Band Booster, Linda Binkowski

Knox Middle School and High School bands presented their holiday concert on Wednesday, December 8th.  The bleachers were filled with parents, friends, and loved ones as the 6th, 7th and 8th graders students, along with the the Knox Tomahawk Jazz Band and the High School bands, played Christmas favorites.  Mr. Craige Phipps and Mr. David Elliott directed the bands.  The Band Boosters held a raffle for several items including a Wii game console.  Santa Claus stopped at Weinberg Gymnasium to visit with children at the end of the concert.

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Santa Claus Visits North Judson

Santa gets ready to visit with children

Santa Claus visited North Judson and greeted approximately 125 children at the new North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department building on Luken Street on Saturday, December 4th. Santa arrived by train and was escorted to the Fire Department on a horse-drawn wagon. Children had fun talking with Santa and having hot chocolate and cookies Saturday afternoon.

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North Judson Holiday Activities Begin Tonight

Christmas wallpaper

Don’t miss the Christmas light ceremony tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT at Norwayne Field in North Judson. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available at the old firehouse following the event.

Santa Claus will be arriving in North Judson on Saturday, by train, at 12:30 p.m. The Christmas parade will start at the Depot and end at the new firehouse on Luken Street. Santa will be greeting children at the firehouse where cookies and hot chocolate will be available.

Santa Claus Schedules Visit at Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox

Santa Claus
Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox on Saturday, December 11th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT.

Children will listen to a story about Santa, visit with Santa, and receive a treat from Santa. While you are waiting to visit with Santa, join in the Saint Lucia Day celebration. Make a Saint Lucia craft, listen to stories, and enjoy a traditional Saint Lucia treat.

Call the Library to RSVP your visit, (574) 772-7323 and ask for the Children’s Department.