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Christian County Historical Society is planning their 27th Annual Persimmon Party to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 12 & 13, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the Museum grounds located at Routes 48 and 29 in Taylorville.

The Persimmon is said to be able to predict the winter weather. When persimmon seeds are opened, their insides resemble tableware. A knife shape predicts cold and cutting winds; the spoon: wet and heavy snow will fall; and the fork predicts light snowflakes. Similar to the “Old Farmer’s Almanac” predictions, the fruit is very reliable in its predictions. Come out and see what the persimmons are predicting for this winter.

Persimmon cookbooks, baked goods and persimmon fruit will be available for sale. Samplings of many of these homemade recipes will be available. There is no fee to attend but donations will be accepted. Christian County Genealogical Society will be selling Barbeques, chips and beverages in support of the Historical Society. We will have local honey for sale also.

For more information about the event or if you would like to assist in making this a successful event please contact President of the Historical Society & Museum Jodi Heberling at 824-6922.

 
Main Office:
217-824-3395