Keeseville 12-4-2010

December is here. I found from writing this column that Keeseville really perks up and has a lot to offer during the summer but fall can be fairly quiet. I had a lot of walks in the area trying to figure out what to put in this column that would be worth reading. Well, it seems December is a pretty busy month with a lot to do again. I'll still be doing laps anyways.

First I would like to acknowledge AuSable Chasm which had a free Facebook Fan weekend. I'm guilty of being one of those people who live somewhere but never go to local tourist attractions. Well, my family and I did go to the Chasm this past Sunday and it was a great experience. Very much worth the time and even if it hadn't been free it would be very much worth what is normally charged - locals get a half deal everyday don't forget. The Chasm is open year round and definitely worth visiting. I imagine the ice would be spectacular. I'll let you know as I'm definitely going back.

The Methodist Church in Keeseville is having a Christmas Gala this Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Club. A luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is $6 a person with gift baskets, silent auction, bake sale, homemade candy and crafts and of course Santa will be on hand.

The first annual festival of the trees is this weekend. Check out the great article in last week's paper for more information.

Keeseville Free Library will have the annual Children's Christmas Party Dec. 3. Santa will be arriving on a firetruck and will be dancing and singing for the entertainment of all. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. While there make sure to check out the impressive collection of tins on display for the holiday. I have no doubt the event will be wonderful as is everything done be our great local library.

Plenty to do, so get out and enjoy what makes our little community such a great place! Have a great week.

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