Keeseville Community to celebrate Christmas

KEESEVILLE The Village of Keeseville will be hosting the second annual Keeseville Holiday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 20. The celebration will be held between 5:30-8 p.m. on Front Street. Featured events are the lighting of the holiday tree, Santa Claus, strolling carolers, movies for children and youth, and free hot beverages and cookies in the Keeseville Free Library. Trustee Mary King is coordinating the event. King said she hoped the event would bring people to downtown Keeseville, and to increase the sense of holiday season. Many of the local merchants will be open during the celebration. She explained that organizers have made several adjustments to the schedule after receiving feedback. About 200 people attended last year, and King hoped that more would participate this year. The event was shifted to a Friday and moved back to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate people. The programs we had last year did very well - everyone seemed pleased with carolers, Santa and the hot chocolate, said King. One of the highlights will be the tree-lighting ceremony. The tree will be decorated with all edible decorations, which will be safe for local wildlife to snack on. Decorations will be made by the Keeseville Senior Citizens Club, Keeseville Elementary School and Mountain Lake Services John B. Edwards Center. The tree will be located between Adirondack Hardware Store and IGA. Santa will arrive via a fire truck, provided by the Keeseville Fire Department, at 6:10 p.m. Adirondack Hardware is donating the space for Santa, who will visit with children outside, weather permitting. This year movies will be screened at two churches in downtown for children after they visit with Santa. The movies have been loaned by the Keeseville School.

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