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 moleskin notes 128 Monticello Datebook
  • Nov. 15th - Black Wednesday Shopping
  • Nov. 25th - Small Business Saturday
  • Dec. 2nd - Christmas Parade of Lights at 6PM
  • Dec. 2nd - S.O.M.A. Serving Hot Cocoa & Cookies 5PM
monticelloThe Annual Monticello Christmas Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 6PM.  The Parade of Lights is sponsored by the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and White County Visitors Bureau.

For the Community
The 2017 parade route will begin at Ohio Street and Third Street. It will proceed east on Ohio Street to Main Street and contnue north. The parade will end at Foster Street. The end pick-up instructons will be announced in your confirmation.

For Participants
Join us for the fun and excitement of the Montcello Christmas Parade of Lights! Plan on making your church, business, club or organizaton a part of the parade.

Registration/Drop-of will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Meadowlawn Elementary Parking Lot at the South Street Entrance. Ohio Street will be closed. Each entry will receive an “Entry” Number to be displayed on the front left side. The numbers will be collected when entries pass by the Judges Review Stand. Judging will take place during the parade. The entry deadline is Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Late entries will be put at the end of the parade.

icon Please click here for rules, judging, and registration information.
thanksThe Monticello City Parks Department and the Monticello-Union Township Public Library announces its November Parks Programs.  
  • Monday November 13th  Art in the Park  -  For Adults and teens – 7pm in City Park at the Anheier Building. Join Joy Bailey in creating a mixed media painted Christmas Card. This is the first of 2. Cost: $3.00, we supply the materials. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or parks at 583-3983.
  • Tuesday November 14th  Thanksgiving Crafts -  For Kids pre to 2nd with an adult- 6:30pm in the Anheier Building in City Park.  Kids will have a great time making four craft projects to take home. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or parks at 583-3983.
  • Thursday November 16th   Rocks Rock  –   For Kids 3rd to 8th grade – 7:00pm in the Anheier Building in City Park.  We will study the geology and fossils of Indiana, start a rock collection and make a fossil and geode. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or parks at 583-3983.
  • Tuesday November 20th  Art in the Park – For Adults and teens– 7:00pm in the Anheier Building in City Park.  Part 2 of our mixed media painted Christmas Cards. Cost: $3.00, we supply materials. To register call Cindy at 583-4525 or parks at 583-3983.
NEW!  View all City Park and Library events on our calendar.
Watch for our brochure here or on the Monticello Parks Department Facebook Page
Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.