Santa Coming to Poultney

T he holiday season’s biggest, roundest, jolliest and most recognizable figure is coming to the Lakes Region.

Santa Claus will visit Poultney from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, as part of the community’s annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The gregarious elf from the north will arrive at the Poultney Library around 6:30 p.m., not in his sleigh as many would expect, but aboard a vehicle befitting his red décor, one of Poultney’s fire trucks.

After greeting the throngs of children (usually 100 to 150 of them) eagerly awaiting his arrival, Santa will lead the annual Holiday Parade down Main Street to the Town Office for the lighting of the community memory tree.

The parade is scheduled to assemble immediately following Santa’s arrival and local children are invited to march in the procession.

Prior to his arrival, local residents will want to bring their children to the Poultney Library for a special story hour for all ages.

The library is scheduled to open its door several minutes before 6 p.m. and all those in attendance will be invited into the back room of the library for the telling of holiday themed stories.

“We’ll have a story time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. It will be an assortment of songs and stories for children of all ages,” explained Rebecca Cook.

Although parents are free to listen to the stories, Cook said most stay in the front room of the library and mingle with other parents.

Once the parade reaches the Town Office, officials will light the community’s memory tree around 7 p.m.

According to Nina Corbin, the memory tree contains a number of lights, each of which was purchased by members of the community in remembrance of loved ones who have passed on.

She said the money from the sale of those lights benefited the Poultney Food Shelf.

Following the tree lighting, adults and kids alike are invited to join Santa for refreshments and the singing of several holiday melodies.

Residents will also have the chance to enjoy a meal or complete a little holiday shopping at one of the many businesses located on Main Street.

Most of the local shops and eateries will remain open later that evening in honor of the evening’s festivities.

For more information on this event, call the Poultney Chamber of Commerce at 287-2010, or visit www.poultneyvt.com.

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress 04/11/14

Northshire Freepress 04/11/14

North Country Freepress – 04/11/14

Weekender 04/11/14

Bob Preston Chase, 85

  Robert Preston Chase, (Bob), 85, of Poughkeepsie and Granville, N.Y. passed away on April 4, 2014, He succumbed to […]

Classifieds 04/09/14

Community Calendar 04/10/14

Thursday, April 10   Gardening Books ARLINGTON For $3, Martha Canfield Library has “Gardening Book Bundles,” an individual assortment of […]

Village seeks to improve Main Street

The Village Board discussed bringing back a Business Façade Improvement policy and possibly new sidewalks on Church Street at their […]

Slate Museum hosting national art exhibit

Get ready to be blown away by Slate Valley Museum’s first ever National Art Exhibition – “Slate as Muse” that […]

Food pantry, Stewart’s makes donation

The Hartford Food Pantry and Stewarts donated $400 dollars to the Hartford Central School’s lunch program Wednesday, March 26. Pete […]

Kathryn Isabel (Evers) Layden, 82

Kathryn Isabel (Evers) Layden, 82, passed away on April 7, 2014, at Schuyler Ridge residential health care facility in Clifton […]

John Glendon LaRose, 83

John Glendon LaRose, 83, of Hatch Hill Road, passed away into the arms of the Lord on Monday, April  7, […]