Christmas in July Golf Outing

Register and/or Sponsor Today!
   Click for Christmas in July Golf Outing, Registration, and Sponsorship Brochure

The City of Monticello, MRC, SOMA, and White Co. Econ. Development are raising funds for new downtown Christmas lights.  You are invited to join them for the Christmas in July Golf Outing!

The outing will be held on Friday, July 16th at the Pine View Golf Course in Monticello, Indiana.  All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase new lights for for downtown and the city park.  Registration deadline is July 12th.  Please review the information brochure for details.

Events:

Tee Times:  7:30am & 1:00pm
  • Scramble
  • 18-Hole Shotgun
Lunch:  11:30am - 1:00pm (Catered by Bob Oliver Country Catering)

Beer Cart will be provided by Pine View and there will be a free will donation for Soda Pop & Water

Sponsorships are available at five different levels from a Hole Sponsor ($100) to Santa Sponsor ($1,000).  Please review the information brochure for details.
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El Condado de White Continua como Amarillo

El estado del Condado de White es actualmente amarillo. El mapa actual refleja el 14 de junio de 2021. Actualización cada miércoles. Vea el estado semanal haciendo clic aquí (desplácese hacia abajo para ver el mapa).

Pautas del Condado de White (Difusión Moderada en la Comunidad—Amarillo):  El condado recibió una puntuación de 1.0 < 1.5 cuando se combinan el porcentaje de positividad y los casos nuevos por cada 100,000 residentes. El condado está bajo pautas amarillas. Estos requisitos permanecen vigentes hasta que la métrica vuelva a rojo/naranja/azul o se mueve al nivel que ha pasado el peligro. 

Las acciones pueden incluir:

  • Todos los requisitos generales están vigentes. Los negocios de Hoosier permanecen abiertos.
  • El Departamento de Salud de Indiana convocará a los funcionarios de salud pública locales, los proveedores de atención médica locales, los funcionarios electos, los líderes escolares y otras partes interesadas clave para discutir las acciones que se tomarán. Las agencias estatales brindarán más apoyo a pedido.

Funcionarios Locales:

  • Los funcionarios de salud locales deben evaluar la fuente de las pruebas positivas, realizar pruebas específicas cuando corresponda y emitir órdenes de aislamiento o cuarentena cuando sea necesario.
  • Los funcionarios de salud locales, los proveedores de atención médica, los funcionarios electos, el liderazgo escolar y otros líderes locales clave deben reunirse regularmente para discutir las acciones que podrían implementarse para disminuir la propagación de COVID en sus comunidades.

Medidas y Restricciones:  Las personas y las empresas en los condados designados como Amarillos deben cumplir con todos los requisitos generales establecidos en la Orden Ejecutiva 21-15 del Estado de Indiana .

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White County Continues As Yellow

White County is currently Yellow.  Current map reflects June 14th, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).
White County Guidelines (Moderate Community Spread - Yellow):  The county received a point score of 1.0 <1.5 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under yellow guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to red/orange/blue or moves to the all clear level. 

Actions may include:
  • All general requirements are in effect. Hoosier businesses remain open.
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support upon request.
Local Officials
  • Local health officials should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing where appropriate; and issue isolation or quarantine orders where necessary.
  • Local health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as Yellow must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-15 above.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - June 15-17

The Indiana Department of Health has set up a vaccination clinic near you at the Reynolds parking lot.

Clinic information:
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-17
WHERE: Reynolds Parking Lot, 401 W. Second St., Reynolds, IN 47980
NOTE:  Free rides to clinic available see information below

Walk-ins are welcome. If you’d like to save time and make an appointment, it’s easy to get one. Appointments can be scheduled online anytime at ourshot.in.gov on your computer or smartphone (use Chrome or Firefox as your browser). Enter the registration page and search by the 47980 ZIP code. If you do not have a computer or smartphone, you can ask a family or friend to help, or call 211 and a representative will schedule an appointment for you from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT daily.

Here are some facts you should know:
  • The vaccine is available at no cost to you, but please submit your insurance information if you have it, because clinics can charge an administration fee to your insurance.
  • If you live with another person who is also eligible to receive the vaccine, you will need to schedule two separate appointments.
  • Individuals age 12-17 must receive the Pfizer vaccine. An adult must accompany children age 12-15 to the vaccine appointment. If the adult present is not the parent or guardian, consent must be submitted in advance. For anyone age 16-17 it’s preferred that a parent or guardian accompany the minor to the vaccination site. We understand this may not always be possible. In those cases, the parent or guardian can provide written or verbal authorization.
  • If you are 18 or older, you may choose to receive either the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) or Pfizer vaccine, which requires a second dose to be fully protected. This will be scheduled at the time of your first dose.
  • IU Health offers free rides to any vaccine site in the state. If you need transportation to your vaccine appointment anywhere in the state, call 1-888-IUHEALTH (1-888-484-3258) and choose option 9
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at ourshot.in.gov.
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City of Monticello Business Grant Announced - Round 3

City of Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross is proud to announce the City of Monticello Small Business OCRA Grant Round 3 applications are now available. The completed application packet is due back no later than June 30 by 4:00 p.m. Businesses that have been established and operational within the city limits of Monticello since January 1, 2020 may be eligible for the maximum award amount of $10,000.00. This grant money is to be used for payroll, training, and operational costs.

The selection committee, formed with the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Council members, and the MRC, will consider whether applicant businesses have:
  • demonstrated a commitment to the community, through the support of local youth or charitable programs, good corporate citizenship, participation in community and business support organizations.
  • plans to hire, maintain, train or assist individuals who lost jobs or experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • needs that have not been or are not anticipated to be addressed through other government assistance programs.
  • made all reasonable efforts to keep employees employed during the recovery process.
  • an industry sector particularly affected negatively by COVID-19 and public safety measures associated with the outbreak (for example retail, dine in restaurant, salon).
  • are not franchise owned.
  • a physical location within the city limits of Monticello.
  • had 100 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2021.received funds in previous rounds of City or County grant/loan programs
  • are Veteran, Woman, or Minority ownership.
The Small Business Grant program has limited funding; therefore, not all grant requests may be approved at the level requested. Application packets can be picked up at the Mayor’s office at 227 N Main Street. For more information, please contact Lori Cheever at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 574-583-9889.
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Smoke Alarm Recall Notice

Monticello Fire Dept. June 7, 2021 - The vast majority of recalled smoke alarms were not part of any smoke alarm donation made by the Kidde Company to our fire service.  Alarms distributed through the Get Alarmed program are not involved in the recall.
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7 June 2021 - Latest COVID News Summary

  1. Review the latest ISDH Vaccine Newsletter.
  2. Review latest from the Indiana Department of Health on Vaccine Effectiveness
  3. Review latest from the Indiana Department of Health on the Pfizer Youth Vaccine (12-15 Year Olds)
  4. Governor Holcomb announced the Hoosier Talent Network run by the Dept of Workforce Development, where community members who are looking for jobs can be paired with employers who are seeking workers.
There will be a weekly county by county assessment.  White County is currently YELLOW, Moderate Community Spread.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats here (scroll down for map).

November 11 - Tested Positive?

   Tested Positive.  How to protect yourself and others.
   Probado positivo. Cómo protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás.

August 3 - Test Results

   COVID-19 Test Results.  What To Do? 
   Resultados de la prueba COVID-19. ¿Qué hacer?
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City Pool Opens Sat., May 29th

   2021 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

UPDATE - Online Registration for swimming lessons begins on Friday, May 21st at the city park portal:  https://montiparks.recdesk.com

Monticello's Best Family Fun Value! 
 Due to the pool renovation, the tentative opening date is May 29th.  This date may be subject to change due to weather or construction delays.  Please check the website often or the City Parks Facebook Page.

 2021 Summer Operation Hours (Open Swim - Subject to Change)
  • Monday - Saturday:  12:00 Noon - 8pm
  • Sunday:  1pm - 8pm
  • Adult Lap Swim is held M-F from 7pm - 8pm
Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Training Classes are available.  For swim lessons, please use our online sign-up form. (Will return in 2021.)

Click to review the 2021 Monticello City Pool Schedule. The city pool is located at 519 S. Second Street just one block down from the high school.  View Map.
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¡INFORMACIÓN ACTUALIZADA! Vacunas Contra el COVID Disponibles Para Personas Mayores de 12 Años

Elegibilidad para la Vacuna  │  Lugares de Vacunas en el Condado
Sitio Web de Programación de Cita — los tiempos de espera pueden ser largos
Tome nota: Kroger tiene su propio sitio de programación. Si está interesado, visite este enlace.
Mapa de Ivy Tech
Video sobre Vacunas (información local de las Clinicas de Salud Familiar)

Los beneficiarios elegibles ahora pueden programar citas en línea para las vacunas contra COVID-19. La vacuna ahora está disponible para personas mayores de 12 años:

  • TOME NOTA: Personas más jóvenes de 12 años deben seleccionar un sitio de vacunación de Pfizerhaga clic aquí para disponibilidad.
  • Residentes que viven en facilidades de cuidado de largo tiempo;
  • Individuos con afecciones médicas de alto riesgo (revise la elegibilidad)
  • Veteranos (revise la elegibilidad);
  • Educadores
  • Trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y socorristas que tienen interacciones cara a cara con pacientes o material infeccioso o trabajan en una posición de cara al público que requiere contacto en persona.

Debido al suministro limitado, una vacuna está disponible con cita previa solo para aquellos actualmente elegibles según lo determinado por el Departamento de Salud de Indiana. Esa lista completa está publicada en https://ourshot.in.gov y las citas también se pueden programar en ese sitio web.

No hay ningún costo para el individuo, pero al seguro se le puede cobrar una tarifa administrativa. Las personas deben traer una identificación con foto y una tarjeta de seguro si la tienen. Los trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y los socorristas necesitarán una identificación con foto, prueba de edad o verificación de empleo actual como trabajador de la salud o socorrista en Indiana.

Sitios de Vacunación en el Condado de White:

Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN  

Kroger Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Kroger)
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN
Haga click aquí para registrar – Llame al 866-211-5320 para programar citas SOLAMENTE con Kroger. (No llame al 211.)

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Wolcott 
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

Walgreens Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walgreens)
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Tome Nota: suministros limitados

 Walmart Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walmart)
1088 W. Broadway St.  
Monticello, IN  47960   

Las citas deben programarse con anticipación a través del sitio web estatal anterior para aquellos que son actualmente elegibles. Haga clic aquí para más información o ver el siguiente video.

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June Parks Programs Announced!

 New!  Register for Parks Programs Online
 Review the Parks Calendar

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following June Parks Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call/leave message for Cindy Isom at the Parks Department at 574-583-3983.  NEWNow available - register online by clicking here.

 June Parks Program Flyers - Check flyer for date/time/fees:

Current Parks Program Flyers

For all projects we have 10 projects available each time so register ahead by calling Cindy at 574-583-4525 and leave a message. Please wear a mask.
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May 13th - COVID Vaccine Available for Ages 12+

  Vaccine Eligibility & News |  County by County Vaccine Locations
  Appointment Scheduling Website - wait times on site may be long.  NOTE:  Kroger has their own scheduling site.  If interested visit this link.
  Map to Ivy Tech
  Vaccine Video (Local Information from the Family Health Clinics) 

Appointments may now be scheduled online for COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible recipients. The vaccine is now available to individuals age 12 and older;
  • NOTEAnyone younger than age 18 must select a Pfizer Vaccination Site - Check here for availibility.
  • Long Term Care Facility Residents;
  • Individuals with High-Risk Conditions (review eligibility);
  • Veterans (review eligibility);
  • Educators
  • licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact
In many cases, a vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. That complete list is posted to https://ourshot.in.gov, and appointments can also be scheduled at that website.

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. Licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders will need a photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.

White County Vaccination Sites

  Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN 47960

  Kroger Pharmacy
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Click here to register - Call 866-211-5320 to schedule Kroger appts. ONLY. (Do not call 211.)

  Family Health Clinic - Wolcott
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995

  Family Health Clinic - Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

  Walgreens Pharmacy
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Note:  Supplies Limited

  Walmart Pharmacy
1088 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960

Appointments need to be scheduled in advance through the state website above for those who are currently eligible. Click here for more information  or watch the following video:

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Parks Dept. Searching for Seasonal Employees

Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Print PDF)
Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Digital Fillable PDF)

The Monticello Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for seasonal lifeguards, concession operators, and park laborers. Applications are available online www.monticelloin.gov and can be returned to the park’s office at 904 City Park Loop or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Monticello Riverwalk Survey

  Monticello Riverwalk Survey (takes approx. 1-2 minutes)

Through a partnership with the City of Monticello, Monticello Redevelopment Commission, Monticello Parks & Recreation and other area partners, the Riverwalk Access Trail is in the planning phases. The Monticello Parks & Recreation Board is applying for a Land and Water Conservation Fund to assist in implementation of this much anticipated community project.

Imagine being able to walk from downtown Monticello and be at the edge of the Tippecanoe River in a short walk. Or venturing out in your canoe, kayak or small motorized watercraft to dock and be minutes away from Riverwalk Plaza and other beautiful elements of downtown.

The Riverwalk Access trail will connect the built environment to the navigable waters of the Tippecanoe River. Hop on the trail at the entry point just off of US 24 and enjoy a leisurely stroll down the gently winding trail to the anticipated public access docks right on the Tippecanoe River.

We are seeking your input as the users of this great asset and amenity to the Monticello community.

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Monticello Named Smart Rural Community

The City of Monticello has been recognized as a smart rural community.  Lightstream, a local company providing fiber-optic broadband services, to our community is our city partner.  Their goal is to bring high speed internet to rural areas.

Lightstream was awarded this honor by the National Broadband Association.  The President and CEO of Lightstream, Brent Gilliam, has worked towards this goal within rural areas during the pandemic.

Gilliam remarked, "To be able to share this with our community and watch it develop and grow and be able to provide that opportunity for many years and decades in the future is very important to us."  Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross said this recognition is part of her mission to move the city forward.  Gross said, "Because of these important partnerships we are able to constantly make a different in our community".

To learn more about this award, visit Lightstream's Smart Rural Community webpage.


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Spring Clean-Up Announced

The Monticello Streets Department has announced the annual Spring Clean-Up Days.  Spring Clean-Up 2021 will be on Saturday, April 10th for the East Side of Main St. and on Saturday, April 17th for the West Side of Main St.

  Review and download Limb and Brush Pickup Calendar/Spring Clean-up 2021
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ADA Distributes Sensory Bags to TLSC & Boys and Girls Club

Monticello Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Distributes Sensory Bags to Twin Lakes Schools & Boys and Girls Club

On Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12, the Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA distributed sensory bags to the Boys & Girls Club of White County, and to all five schools in the Twin Lakes School Corporation. The sensory bags, which are for use by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Sensory Processing Disorders, include items such as weighted lap pads, stretchy toys and noise-cancelling headphones to provide or reduce various types of sensory input. Funding for these sensory bags was made possible through the generosity of the Community Foundation of White County, which provided a $1,500 grant toward their purchase.

L-R: ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Boys & Girls Club staff members Katie Sparks (middle) and Melissa Rice (far right)

L-R: ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Boys & Girls Club staff members Katie Sparks (middle) and Melissa Rice (far right)

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, RMS student Luke Bond, Special Education Teacher Susan Williams, RMS student Kohen Armstrong, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, and Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, RMS student Luke Bond, Special Education Teacher Susan Williams, RMS student Kohen Armstrong, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, and Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Twin Lakes High School Dean of Students Dan Seiltz, TLHS Assistant Principal Desiree Swaim, TLHS Principal Melissa Whitehead, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Twin Lakes High School Dean of Students Dan Seiltz, TLHS Assistant Principal Desiree Swaim, TLHS Principal Melissa Whitehead, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion

L-R: Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Meadowlawn Assistant Principal Christie Holst, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Meadowlawn Assistant Principal Christie Holst, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Oaklawn Elementary Special Education Teacher Patti Hudelson, Oaklawn student Nicky, Oaklawn Principal Jennifer Lingenfelter, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool, Oaklawn Elementary Special Education Teacher Patti Hudelson, Oaklawn student Nicky, Oaklawn Principal Jennifer Lingenfelter, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup

L-R: Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Eastlawn Elementary Principal Casey Davenport, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool

L-R: Assistant Chief of Police Tony Stroup, Probationary Officer Sam Manion, Eastlawn Elementary Principal Casey Davenport, ADA & Title VI Coordinator Katherine Tardiff, Mayor's Advisory Council for the ADA Board Member Lexi Pool



Photos by Lori Cheever, Mayor's Asst. & MPD Patrolman Travis Clark
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Small Business Assistance Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Emergency and County Guidelines, business should be aware of the following updates:

  • Applications and requirements for the Small Business Restart Grant have been extended to January 21, 2021.  This is an important source of funds for many of local and county businesses meeting the application criteria.  Please click here to review the criteria and apply.
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Photo Sent From Santa's Sleigh!

8:10PM - Monticello, IN  (North-Pole-Imagery 24Dec2020)

This view was just sent from Santa's Sleigh high above the City of Monticello as he prepares to make his annual visit to all the Good Girls & Boys in Monticello. 
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Free COVID Testing Dec. 15th-Dec. 19th

  Click here for the Press Release from WCHD and ISDH
  Prueba Gratuita de COVID-19: Haga Clic Aquí para ver el Comunicado de Prensa de WCHD e ISDH

The Indiana Department of Health and the White County Health Department are partnering to hold a free drive-thru clinic for COVID-19 Testing at IVY TECH on 1017 O'Connor Blvd., Monticello, IN  47960.

  Click for map of the location.

The drive-thru clinic will be held from Tuesday, December 15th- Saturday, December 19th.  The hours of the clinic are from 9:00AM - 6:00PM each day.

Testing will be available to all members of the public regardless of symptoms.  Children as young as 2 years of age can be tested with parental consent.

No appointment is needed.  Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required.  If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

At the time of on-site registration, information will be given on how the results will be made available to you from the state.  Results will not be reported to the local health department.
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Deck the City of Monticello Contest Winners

The City of Monticello partnered with the Monticello Herald Journal, News & Review, and WMRS Radio has announced the winners of the drive-by festivity to brighten our holiday season.

Residental Category
  1st Prize - James Gant of 608/610 Juanita Street
  2nd Prize - James & Kristin Sparks of 210 3rd St.
  3rd Prize - Darryl & Patty Miller of 110 N Francis St.
  4th Prize - Ron Tolzin of 503 Gordon Rd.
  5th Prize - Samantha Juris of 525 W. Jefferson St.
  6th Prize - Maurice & Jennifer Ellis of 951 Bruce Ave.

Business Category
  1st Prize - Melanie Green State Farm at 225 W Broadway St.
  2nd Prize - An Udder Sensation at 138 S. Main St.
  3rd Prize - Abes Pizza at 234 N Main St.

Thank you to all of our participants.  Have a Joyous Holiday Season!
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