JOHNSBURG - Both the holidays and winter ski season are right around the corner and the Johnsburg community has begun planning for their annual month-long celebration, "Lights On."
Over the past 20 years, residents and businesses across Johnsburg have come together each year to create a town-wide celebration of winter and the lively atmosphere it brings to the surrounding areas. The tolling of the Methodist Church Carillon will kick-off the events of "Lights On" during the first weekend in December.
On Friday, Dec. 4 the ceremonious lighting of the community Christmas tree will take place at dusk. The evening will also be highlighted by a candlelight service dedicated to service people lead by Pastor Wayne Schoonmaker and caroling lead by Denise and Frank Conti.
The Owens House Educational Center will host an open house after the evening festivities of Dec. 4.
Restaurants will be featuring "Lights On" dinner specials following the tree lighting. The Millennium Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Tannery Pond Community Center followed by the presentation of an Adirondack version of "A Christmas Carol."
The "Lights On" Christmas parade will take place the afternoon of Dec. 5 from the North Creek Firehouse to the Tri-County Nursing Home. Groups and organizations are encouraged to start planning their floats early. Businesses on Main Street will offer refreshments to all parade participants following the parade.
Many events are still in the planning stages and will be announced on www.LightsOnJohsburg.com.
Residents or organizations interested in being part of the parade or anyone who would like to volunteer on the planning committee, should call one of the following committee members:
Lisa Thomas at 251-0815
MJ Lang at 251-3215
Laurie Arnheiter at 251-4461
Kathleen Green Bennett at MessLuva3111@aol.com
Andy and Alex Waldron at 251-2363
Laura Pierson at 251-5955
Paul Lo Guercio at 251-5486