Dickens Christmas on the Square
Although I was just the "helper
bee" on this event, it is another one of our commitments to
provide activities and potential growth for our hometown.
Jana agreed to take over the
Chaimanship of the Annual Christmas Walk event and ran with
it! She amassed a wonderful group of enthusiastic
volunteers to represent the the characters from Charles
Dickens "A Christmas Carol" and the event took on a great
new look. We look forward to it's growth in years to come!
Mayor's Parade began at 3PM with the bands from Driver Middle School and WCHS "The Force" playing Christmas music,
followed by the Mayor, Dicken's Characters and the arrival
of Santa on a big red fire engine.
Dickens character had trading cards to collect, we had a
street vendor roasting chestnuts over an open fire, a
Cobblestone Peddlers Market with crafts and food items, a
Chocolate Shoppe, Gingerbread Cookie decorating and artisans
in the Chamber Office.
merchants decorated their windows and restaurants offered
special menus for $5.00! While the snow wasn't quite the
weather I wanted to see, it arrived right on cue and made for a
beautiful scene when Mayor Croyle and Jana lit the Christmas
Tree. It was an oooooohhhhh/ahhhhhhhh moment to see the snow on
each branch as if it had been intentionally placed there.
The 3 and a half
hour event brought 500 - 600 people downtown to see the lights
participate in the activities. We will have additional photos
but these were taken by Brian Merrill of WZZY,
Lisa Cowen and Bill Richmond of the News Gazette.
As our schedules get busier for
Christmas, this may be the final page of 2010. It has been
a busy year and we look forward to more events and
activities in 2011 as well as a more active website. As
always, we can use your help with suggestions, and articles
for the site.
We wish you
and your families a Very
Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2011.
Jill, Jana and Greg