Local communities place in annual Best Holiday River Town contest

River Travel Magazine on Dec. 8 announced the winners in their annual Best Holiday River Town Contest and three local towns placed well this year.

Placing were: the Village of Prairie du Rocher, first place in the 500 and below population category; the City of Chester, first in the 5,001-15,000 population category; and the City of Red Bud, second in the 1,001-5,000 population category and third place overall.

For more on the river town contest, please see this week’s print edition.