The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

FYI: Events schedule and details for 4th of July weekend

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2021

Charleston’s 30th Red, White and Blue Days will take place this weekend, July 3 and 4, followed by the Coles County fireworks event. Betty Coffrin, a member of the event committee, said that the group...

Red White and Blue Days returns for 28th year

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2018

The Red White and Blue Days festival returns to Charleston for its 28th year, and there are a number of events from June 28 to July 4. Betty Coffrin, a committee member for Red White and Blue Days,...

The Mattoon Fire Department displays a flag at the Coles County Airport July 4, 2013. Residents from Charleston, Mattoon and surrounding areas gathered for the fireworks show.

Charleston to celebrate Red, White and Blue Days with local theme

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor June 24, 2014

Community members will be able to celebrate Independence Day with food, games, music and bubbles at Morton Park. The theme of this year’s celebration will be "Celebrating Merchants: Past and Present." The...

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