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Turning back the clock on Christmas
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Historic Effingham Society member Richard Loper explains the ins and outs of an old turpentine still to a visitor. - photo by Photo by Paul Floeckher

The Living History Site gave a glimpse of an old-time Christmas on Saturday. Olde Effingham Christmas was held in conjunction with extended shopping hours by Springfield merchants, a sausage and grits supper at Springfield City Hall and a performance by the DePue Brothers Band at the Mars Theatre.