Message from the Mayor

Message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher - November 2021

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here - the holiday season! The Village has a number of celebrations in the queue for both our residents and businesses to get involved in. Here's a peek at what we have in store to celebrate the season:

Channaholidays Event

Channaholidays is back this year - and bigger than ever. Join us on Sunday, December 5 from 2-6 p.m. as we join with the Park District and Three Rivers Public Library District for a winter wonderland celebration. Play a game of Winter Bingo, decorate a cookie with way too many sprinkles, grab a hot chocolate or a bite to eat from multiple food trucks, stroll the luminary walk, enjoy a carriage or wagon ride, make a holiday craft, stuff your pockets at the candy cane scramble, enjoy performances from local groups and much more. Families can grab a festive photo with Santa while children hand-deliver their letters to him before everyone makes their way to the culminating event, the Village's tree lighting.

Festival of Wreaths

The Village invites our local businesses to participate in our 2021 Festival of Wreaths! Businesses are encouraged to showcase their decorating talents while promoting their business by purchasing a wreath for decoration. Wreaths will be displayed at Village Hall for residents to view and vote on beginning Monday, November 22 until Sunday, December 5 at the end of the Channaholidays event. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. All proceeds from the wreath sponsorship fee and raffle tickets sold will be donated to Pink Heals Joliet. The drawing will take place on Monday, December 6 by Village staff and winners will be notified by phone. For more information, contact Leti Anselme at 815-467-6644.

2021 Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Is your home the brightest on the block? The one that families flock to to see your holiday display every winter? Are you the most festive home in Channahon?

We want to see it - and so do your fellow Channahon residents - and you could win up to $1,000 in gift certificates to local Channahon businesses!

Registration to submit your house opens on Wednesday, November 24 and ends Monday, December 6, 2021. Check our website in the days ahead for the full rules and instructions.

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