Be part of the First Annual Contest for Christmas Light Display for Keokuk & Hamilton residents!!
Winners Announced Dec. 18th
- – 1st place $300.00 Cash
- 2nd place $200.00 Cash
- 3rd place $100.00 Cash
This first annual friendly competition of Christmas display lights will be in tribute to John Briscoe. John, a lifetime resident of Keokuk, always showed his Christmas spirit as he had a yearly beautiful mini City of Christmas light display in his own yard. After his passing, all of his beautiful light displays were donated to the Keokuk City of Christmas.
To enter into the contest, please contact Michelle Houghton at firstname.lastname@example.org or message the Keokuk City of Christmas on Facebook. Addresses of those entering the contest will be listed on our Facebook page. Thank you for your ongoing community support.
Entries must be in by Dec. 1st
Bryton Plenge is a junior enrolled at Clark county School that is in for a battle that no 16 year old should have to endure. He was accidentally shot in the lower leg. He was air lifted to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital where he has undergone several surgeries, with many more to go. To help the family offset travel and medical expenses as well as taking time off from work, a quilt raffle is going to held for Bryton.
Chances for the quilt can be purchased in person or electronically. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. The queen size quilt measures 96x110ins. The drawing for the quilt will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12th. You don’t need to be present to win and the quilt can be mailed if the winner is not from northeast Missouri.
To purchase tickets in person, contact Latisha Scott Snead at 319-750-7089 or Haley Davidson at 660-341-5892. Tickets can also be purchased electronically. This can be done via Venmo: @LaTisha-Scott-Snead or to @Hilary-Plenge or paypal friends and family to email@example.com or facebook pay to LaTisha.
Memorial Hospital Foundation and Memorial Hospital want to invite the community to a Celebrations of Trees on the historic Hancock county courthouse square throughout the month of December. On November 24th, 70 Christmas trees will be delivered to the square. In honor of Memorial Hospitals 70th birthday this year. Memorial Hospital chose to honor the past 70 years of healthcare in Hancock County, as well as represent the vision of 70 or more years of quality healthcare, with these gorgeous trees.
Individuals, families, and businesses to sponsor a tree and a tree topper for the Celebration of Trees. Four of the tress will be in honor of military service members, both past and present. The community may contribute a picture of a family member or friends who is servicing or who has served, in any brand of the military. These will be laminated and hung on on of the four trees. Photos should not be originals and they should be no larger than a 4×6. Photos will not be returned.
You can send pohotos firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Memorial Hospital Foundation in Carthage, Il.
Three decades of memories have been shared by visitors to the City of Christmas, with nearly 20,000 vehicles passing through Rand Park each year. It now features over 150 light displays and over one million Christmas lights, so take your time, make as many trips as you like and enjoy it all!
Be sure to tune your radio to 90.1 FM to hear holiday carols, the story of how City of Christmas began, and comments about the various displays.
City of Christmas will be open each night from November 26 through January 3, 2021. Following the grand opening at 6:00 P.M. on November 28, normal hours will be 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. every night and 5:00 P.M. Christmas Eve until 10:00 P.M. Christmas Day. Please note that the display may close early some evenings if safety on the park roads cannot be maintained due to weather conditions.
Due to the virus, step-on guides will not be available for bus tours this year.
City of Christmas is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. The annual display is totally funded by donations. Donations may be sent to P. O. Box 73, Keokuk, Iowa 52632 or placed in the donation box in the park located about midway through the displays. Three and four-year sponsorships of various displays are available. Those interested in becoming City of Christmas sponsors should contact Meyer at 319-524-1127.
Keokuk City Council Meetings and work shops are held on every first and third Thursday of every month.
Workshops start at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Please be aware most council discussion on agenda items occurs in the workshop.
*Meeting times may be altered as needed and advance notice will be provided to the extent possible