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 seeks vendors

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021
Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days committee members have opened vendor applications and parade entries for 2021.
Quinn Hussey (left) and Sean Hussey (right) sing at Morton Park Wednesday evening for the Red, White and Blue Days. The two are brothers, natives of Charleston and make up the band

Joyful bubbles, live entertainment lighten up Morton Park, despite weather

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter July 4, 2019

Family friendly activities and food vendors kicked off the Red, White and Blue Days in Morton Park on Wednesday amid the rainy weather. Most huddled under pavilions and umbrellas as they signed up for...

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening.

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

Raine Zhu, Photographer July 2, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday...

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs

FEATURE PHOTO: Charleston Community Band patriotic salute

Raine Zhu, Photographer June 27, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs "Amazing Grace" at the Kiwanis Park Thursday evening. This was part of the band's patriotic salute; the band performed...

Community Band salute, bingo to kick off Red, White, Blue Days

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2019

As part of the Red, White and Blue Days celebration, people can attend the Community Band patriotic salute and Harold Hackett Memorial Bingo this week to begin the city's Independence Day festivities. Ginger...

City Council to vote on FY18 to FY19 MFT funds

Staff Report May 20, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on eight action items Tuesday night, one including a resolution appropriating $125,000 of motor fuel tax funds for FY18 to FY19. According to the final expenses...

People dressed up as Uncle Sam and the American bald eagle wave to people, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief July 4, 2018

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to...

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,...

Slideshow: Charleston Fourth of July 2015

July 6, 2015

This was the 25th year of the Charleston, Ill. Red, White & Blue Days. These activities took place July 4, 2015 at Morton Park, including a Chalk-In hosted by the Coles County Arts Council, water hose...

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, a rock band from Champaign, will perform at 2:30 p.m. July 4 at Morton Park for Red, White & Blue Days. From left to right, members are: Mark Rubel, bass; Timmy Ray, guitar; Buster B. Dordaun, drums; Roger Prillman, keys; and Tary Powers, sax.

1950s-inspired band to rock Fourth of July

Tony Komada, Online Editor June 29, 2015

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, a '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll band based out of Champaign, is set to play at 2:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July at Morton Park for Charleston's Red, White and Blue Days. The...

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