Easter Celebrations in Southern Illinois

Easter is quickly approaching. There are many celebrations planned in Southern Illinois. These range from special worship services on Resurrection Day to specialty Easter Egg Hunts. One of the sure signs that Easter was coming as a little kid was that the candy isle in Tresslar's at Salem filled with beautiful Easter candies and baskets. … Continue reading Easter Celebrations in Southern Illinois

Sparkling Lights, Comforting Food, and Lots of Joy: It’s Christmastime in Southern Illinois

Have you ever wanted to step into one of those made for tv Christmas movies? You know, the ones with perfect snow, charming little towns, and cheerful Christmas decor? Perhaps the hero or heroine has a scene or two driving through a small blizzard with the perfect, handpicked Christmas tree, tied to the top of … Continue reading Sparkling Lights, Comforting Food, and Lots of Joy: It’s Christmastime in Southern Illinois