Little City of Vermont plans big day

The Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, a division of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the fifth annual Vergennes Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Events begin at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and wrap up at 7 p.m. with a holiday concert by the Otter Creek Choral Society.

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 9th Annual Winter Holiday Craft Fair at Vergennes Elementary School

• 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Maiden Vermont (a cappella group) at Bixby Library

• 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Visit Santa in a Winter Wonderland at Vergennes Opera House. Perfect for kids who want to get their picture taken with Santa, listen to Mrs. Claus read stories, make an ornament and decorate cookies.

• 5 p.m.: Lighting of City Park and Memory Tree, caroling by Addison County Gospel Choir, New Haven Twilight Tails 4Hers and the audience and Victory Baptist Church Cantata.

There are many other events during the day for young and old. A complete schedule is available at www.addisoncounty.com/holidaystroll

In addition to these events, the Holiday Stroll is the kick-off for a week-long collection of food items for the Community Food Shelf. Several area businesses are collection points for non-perishable food items. Items will be collected Dec. 5 -12.

For more information on this event, call 802-388-7951 or e-mail marguerite@addisoncounty.com.

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