'Christmas in the Courthouse' is Friday

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Metamora Woman’s Club is continuing its holiday tradition, since 1988, of presenting “Christmas in the Courthouse.” The event will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the historic Metamora Courthouse on the Square.

The open house will feature nine decorated trees, music and refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public.

The trees are being decorated by Moss Rose, Christian Union Church Philathea, St. Mary’s of Metamora Altar Rosary Society, Metamora Association for Historic Preservation, Woodford County Historical Society, OC Chapter of the P.E.O., Snyder Village and Friends of the Metamora Courthouse.

The cost of the trees was underwritten by the Metamora IGA, MTCO, Commerce Bank, Bank Plus, Dr. Steven Baldi, Metamora Hallmark, Central Building supply and Linda Jones.

This is the sixth year that the trees were assembled by members of the Metamora Township High School Student Council.

The green wreaths and garlands that decorate the inside and outside of the courthouse were purchased by the Metamora Woman’s Club. The outside of the building was decorated by Scott Reynolds using equipment donated by Oberlander Electric.

A program of Christmas music will be held in the upstairs courtroom beginning at 6:15 p.m. with the Metamora Community Band. Curt and Anita Rowden will sing at 6:45 p.m. followed by soloist Rhonda Heller at 7:15 p.m.. A combined choir from area churches will lead the audience in a Community Christmas Sing at 7:45 p.m.

The Christmas Trees will remain on display until the first of the year. Hours for the Metamora Courthouse are noon-4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.