Junior Service Club of Edwardsville Glen Carbon to host bi-annual Holiday House Tour on December 11th
Edwardsville, IL, November 29 2022 - This year’s highly anticipated Junior Service Club of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon (JSC) Holiday House Tour presented by Country Financial is full of holiday cheer.
This popular and exciting event will showcase seven (7) beautifully decorated homes in the District 7 community for the live tour and an exclusive look at additional homes for the virtual portion of the tour. Only one ticket is needed for admission to both the live and virtual tours! The live tour will begin Sunday, Dec. 11th from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ticket holders will be able to access the virtual tour from the comfort of their own homes beginning Sunday evening, Dec. 11, through Sunday, Dec. 18. The virtual tour can be viewed multiple times and at the convenience of the ticket holder’s schedule during the event dates. Ticket information can be found at http://www.edglenjuniorservice.org/holiday-house-tour.html.
Check in and receive your wristband for the live tour at our welcome reception at Glen Carbon Heritage Museum from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on December 11th. Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa provided by Scooter’s Coffee will be provided, and guests will have the opportunity to browse the beautiful trees at Glenfestival of Trees. Ticket holders may also check in for the live tour at any of the homes offered on the live tour. The Glen Carbon Heritage Museum will also serve as the drop off location for the canned food and personal care items drive during the Holiday House Tour this year.
This year the Holiday House Tour incorporates 12 Days of Giveaways. Entry is automatic with the purchase of a ticket and begins on November 30th. Giveaways will be announced every day beginning November 30th until December 11th. The JSC has some amazing giveaways in store this year, including a fully decorated Christmas tree and wreath that will be drawn on December 11th! You can see the JSC tree currently on display at the Glenfestival of Trees.
About the JSC
The Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is a philanthropic, non-profit 503 1C organization comprised of women who are dedicated to making a difference in their community by enriching the lives of others. They strive to foster volunteerism by developing members’ interests and talents through a variety of service projects and fundraising by building relationships. Those interested in learning more about the Junior Service Club should visit the website at www.edglenjuniorservice.org.
Inquiries about Holiday House Tour should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village of Glen Carbon received a $39,209 donation from the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Junior Service Club Tuesday, Dec. 19 at the last regular meeting of the Village Board.
After gathering funds through various fundraisers each year and making donations to local organizations in the community, JSC made the contribution to go toward purchasing new playground equipment for Schon Park in Glen Carbon.
The equipment is set to be installed in the spring of 2018.
Glen Carbon Mayor Rob Jackstadt said at the meeting that both he and the village are grateful for the JSC’s donation.
“On behalf of the village, I want to thank the Junior Service Club for its dedication to the community. The Junior Service Club raises a lot of money throughout the year for a lot of good things and we can’t wait to see the development of the park and the playground come into fruition. Thank you,” Jackstadt said.
In addition to the JSC’s contribution, the Village has also launched a campaign for the development of the park – the “Make Schon Park Shine,” campaign. So far, $2,102 has been raised in donations from the public.
Currently, the village is in Phase 2A of the Schon Park project, which is estimated to cost a total of $1.6 million. The site work includes the construction of the parking lot, playground and restrooms, as well as storm and sanitary sewer work, grading and erosion control, landscaping and lighting.
The final plan for the 36-acre park also includes bicycle and walking trails, a baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts and a concession stand. The total cost of the project is estimated at $6 million. It’s located on Main Street across from the Village Hall.
The next upcoming event for the JSC will be its Casino Night Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $100 per person and the event will take place in the Leclaire Room at the Lewis and Clark campus in Edwardsville. Casino games, a Texas hold’em tournament, heavey hors d’oeuvres, open bar, music and a live and silent auction will be featured.
For more information or to purchase tickets to Casino Night, visit www.edglenjuniorservice.org/jsc-casino-night.html. To make a donation or learn more about Schon Park, contact Village Administrator Jamie Bowden at 618-288-2614.
Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon
Junior Service Club of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon strives to foster volunteerism by developing our member's talents and interests through a variety of fundraising and philanthropic project, while building valued relationships.