Au Sable Forks to celebrate sixth annual Christmas in the Forks

AU SABLE FORKS - The sixth annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock.

Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks bigger and better each year. The Au Sable Forks downtown merchants, the Au Sable Forks Fire Department, the Au Sable Forks Free Library, Plattsburgh's Media Central, the Clock Project Committee, the Towns of Jay and Black Brook employees, the Au Sable Forks Revitalization Committee, the Hollywood Theatre, Clinton and Essex County Sherriff's Departments and especially the Tree Lighting Committee Chaired by Helen Wirt-Kennedy have all collaborated as sponsors to make Dec. 4 a magical night for children of all ages.

The Au Sable Forks Clock Park Christmas Tree will be donated this year by Noel and Doree Jacobsen and will be lit at 6 p.m., proceeded by the Holy Name School and Au Sable Forks Elementary School Choirs. The Jacobsen's had the perfect tree in their yard and their removal of it would help them to be a part of this year's celebration, as they have enjoyed this special evening in the past. Personalized wooden ornaments to be placed on the tree can be purchased by calling Wirt-Kennedy 647-8332 or 578-0865.

The sixth annual Christmas in the Forks timeline for Dec. 4 is as follows:

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: "Women's Advent Retreat" St. James Episcopal Church

• 2:30-3 p.m.: "Story Hour with Mrs. Claus" (for the young at heart) The Au Sable Forks Free Library

• 3-4 p.m.: "Advent Workshop for Children Ages 4-12" United Methodist Church Basement (Crafts, fun activities and refreshments)

• 4 p.m.: Free holiday movie, popcorn and candy canes for children at Hollywood Theatre (sponsored by the Au Sable Forks Fire Department)

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