Here Are The Christmas Photo Submissions To The WGEL Text Line!

The new WGEL text line, powered by Bradford National Bank, has received a lot of photos from Christmas, past and present! All of them follow.

Stay tuned to WGEL…we will randomly select three submissions to win $50! We’ll announce winners soon.

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos. Remember to text WGEL with news tips, photos, requests, etc. It’s the same number you’ve known for years: 618-664-3300.

The WGEL text line is powered by Bradford National Bank!

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"Burro in the snow. Southern Illinois. Makes me think of a humble ride into Bethlehem on the first Christmas night."
“Burro in the snow. Southern Illinois. Makes me think of a humble ride into Bethlehem on the first Christmas night.”

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"Have a "Meowy " Christmas !!!"
“Have a “Meowy ” Christmas !!!”
"This is Santa during his annual visit to the American Legion in Albers."
“This is Santa during his annual visit to the American Legion in Albers.”

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"Christmas breath in the air!"
“Christmas breath in the air!”

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"Living tree topper :) "
“Living tree topper 🙂 “
"Live nativity...the story of that first Christmas night! Cobden, IL"
“Live nativity…the story of that first Christmas night! Cobden, IL”
"Enjoying the story of Christmas from a children's bible in snugly pj's! Greenville, 2008"
“Enjoying the story of Christmas from a children’s bible in snugly pj’s! Greenville, 2008”
"Jesus came to bring light to our world on that first Christmas morning. Greenville, IL"
“Jesus came to bring light to our world on that first Christmas morning. Greenville, IL”

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"Four boys sledding!"
“Four boys sledding!”
"Children singing in the Christmas program at church."
“Children singing in the Christmas program at church.”
"Woburn Christmas lights display 2003"
“Woburn Christmas lights display 2003”
"Mulberry Grove sunset"
“Mulberry Grove sunset”
"This is our Branson trip"
“This is our Branson trip”

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'' I get treats for this, right?"
” I get treats for this, right?”
"Homemade ornament from kindergarten 31 years ago"
“Homemade ornament from kindergarten 31 years ago”
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center
Christmas at the Bond County Senior Center

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Santa & Mrs. Claus just after Santa beard contest at Bicentennial
Santa & Mrs. Claus just after Santa beard contest at Bicentennial
She had something important to tell Santa
She had something important to tell Santa
She spotted motorcycle Santa riding through town and handing out gifts.
She spotted motorcycle Santa riding through town and handing out gifts.
Slim the Elf on the Shelf being mischievous.
Slim the Elf on the Shelf being mischievous.

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Oh Baby! It's Christmas !!!!! Eddie and Melody Ho! Ho! Ho!

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"Heres a picture of our baby boy gummybear getting ready 4 x-mas."
“Heres a picture of our baby boy gummybear getting ready 4 x-mas.”

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"Heres a picture of holly waitin 4 a golf cart ride 4 christmas!!"
“Heres a picture of holly waitin 4 a golf cart ride 4 christmas!!”
"Christmas can be a lonely time even for the last christmas tree on the lot."
“Christmas can be a lonely time even for the last christmas tree on the lot.”

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"My Granddaughter loves dressing up with her stocking."
“My Granddaughter loves dressing up with her stocking.”
"Bradford Bank Travel Club December 2015 trip to Louieville, KY. Pam Tillis Christmas Show....Pam with Connie Criner."
“Bradford Bank Travel Club December 2015 trip to Louieville, KY. Pam Tillis Christmas Show….Pam with Connie Criner.”

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"Baby's First Christmas at Hills Fort-Farm Heritage Museum."
“Baby’s First Christmas at Hills Fort-Farm Heritage Museum.”

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"Christmas 1995 at Nashville North USA.....Alvin and the Chipmunks played by Larry Bingham, Connie Criner and Brooke Marohl Moehler."
“Christmas 1995 at Nashville North USA…..Alvin and the Chipmunks played by Larry Bingham, Connie Criner and Brooke Marohl Moehler.”
"Christmas hugs for Santa. Taken at Auntie M's house."
“Christmas hugs for Santa. Taken at Auntie M’s house.”
"1951.Grandma and Grandpa's in Smithboro. Little Lewis cousins. ......Carol Grigg Dothager holding Connie Lewis Criner, Gary Lewis holding Darlene Lewis Harnetiaux, Bruce Grigg, Phyllis Lewis Davidson, Rita Grigg Jenkins. Grandma and Grandpa sitting in the background. Grandpa looks like he wishes we'd all go home!!!!"
“1951.Grandma and Grandpa’s in Smithboro. Little Lewis cousins. ……Carol Grigg Dothager holding Connie Lewis Criner, Gary Lewis holding Darlene Lewis Harnetiaux, Bruce Grigg, Phyllis Lewis Davidson, Rita Grigg Jenkins. Grandma and Grandpa sitting in the background. Grandpa looks like he wishes we’d all go home!!!!”

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