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updated: 11/18/2013 4:26 PM

Downtown St. Charles gets spruced up for the holidays

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  • Volunteer Janet Wilson of St. Charles puts up decorations as she and fellow volunteer Darlene Riebe install a Christmas display Monday morning in the large window on the south side of the St. Charles Municipal Center.

       Volunteer Janet Wilson of St. Charles puts up decorations as she and fellow volunteer Darlene Riebe install a Christmas display Monday morning in the large window on the south side of the St. Charles Municipal Center.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
 

It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays in downtown St. Charles.

Volunteer Janet Wilson of St. Charles gets in the spirit by hanging snowflake decorations as she and fellow volunteer Darlene Riebe install a Christmas display Monday morning in the large window on the south side of the St. Charles Municipal Center at 2 E. Main St.

The display will promote the Holiday Homecoming and Electric Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, Nov. 29 and 30 along Main Street.

Despite Monday's chilly winds and cold temperatures, both women were working up a good sweat in the display window as the sun continued to heat up their confined work space.

Wilson and Riebe also create displays for other holidays throughout the year such as St. Patrick's Day and Independence Day, and both women say it's even worse working inside that window in the summer.

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