Every day at dusk from now through Dec. 31, litigants emerging from the historic Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall will be treated to a blaze of holiday glory, the town's annual Wonderland of Lights. Preparations for what's called the Granddaddy of all Christmas Festivals begin in June each year, and starting in mid-October, courthouse square is outfitted with more than 10 million lights, says Marshall convention and visitors bureau event coordinator Geraldine Mauthe (who sent us these photos). On the courthouse alone, she says, there are some 120,000 lights. If you have little litigators who could be entranced by the sparkle, it's not too late to request that change of venue.
-- Jenny B. Davis