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Holiday Art Show

It’s time for the holiday art show to open in Mt. Morris! Opening November 30, 1-5pm, Encore!Mt. Morris is bringing creative, colorful, and inspiring church banners to the area in its Sandstone Art Gallery (122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL 61054). 

This holiday season, come see many beautiful banners shared by the Disciples United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Free Church, Leaf River Baptist, Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, St. James Lutheran, Trinity Lutheran, and West Branch Church of the Brethren. A history wall will also provide a brief history and current interests of each of the congregations in the Mt. Morris area.

Sandstone Gallery will be open for the church banner art show on Nov. 30, 1-5pm; Dec 1, 12-4pm; Dec 7, 1-5pm and Dec 8, 12-2pm and 4:30-6pm (before and after the 3pm Cantata at Trinity Lutheran Church). Questions? Contact Molly Baker at or leave a message at Village Hall for a return phone call.

Encore! Mt. Morris is composed of volunteers committed to developing Mt. Morris, IL into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois. Learn more at
Join the KB Fundraising team for the Egg Nog Jog at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 28th. The event will commence at the Oregon VFW located at 1310 W. Washington St, Oregon, IL 61061. The day's festivities will begin with the Egg Nog Jog, which is roughly a 3K run/walk through the streets of Oregon. This is not a timed event. The fun will continue inside the VFW with music, food and drinks.
Sharky's Sports Bar & Slots and the Mt. Morris Senior Center invite you to join us for our first "Breakfast With Santa Event" on Saturday, December 14 from 8am-10am at the Senior Center. After breakfast come meet Santa, pick up a gift, and have some hot chocolate. This is a donated event provided by the Mt. Morris Senior Center and Sharky's Sports Bar & Slots patrons. This is a Community Event. As you know, Christmas is for kids, so let's celebrate and come out and enjoy with us.
Christmas Light Extravaganza 2019
November 30 @ 6:30 PM

Opening night features Kickoff to our 8th lighting season!!! There will be snacks and drinks provided, and maybe a little magic as well. Bring the kids and enjoy watching the lights, dance to your all time favorite songs and a few others.

We will have part of the road blocked off for your safety. We will even block the whole road with enough people!!! We will be taking any donations this year for Camp I Am Me, a camp put on for free for kids who have been injured from fires. To learn more of this camp, check out

Then the lights will be on from 6:30-9:00pm from Sunday through Thursday, and be on until 10:00pm on Friday & Saturday nights. The last date to view them will be Friday, January 3rd. Enjoy!