Here are some 2010 participants of the "Lights On" parade in North Creek.
continued The ever-popular parade will follow, with floats and other participants leaving the North Creek Firehouse at 11 a.m., then traveling down Main Street ending at the Tri County Nursing Home, where Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with residents there.
The Johnsburg fire companies have also graciously offered to allow children who are not riding on one of the floats to ride on one of the Johnsburg fire trucks as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Businesses on Main Street will offer refreshments to parade participants following the event.
On Sunday Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. the North Country Singers (formerly Millennium Chorale) will perform in the auditorium of Tannery Pond Community Center, under the direction of Denise Conti. The group will present A Holiday Celebration; including the Hallelujah Chorus. This free concert for the community will also feature the Holiday Children’s Choir and the Johnsburg Jazz Band.
The Lights On Celebration 2011 will also feature an important new element. Many older residents remember the holiday lighting that was suspended from one side of the street to another announcing “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” and will be happy to once again see this return.
Thanks to The town of Johnsburg, Warren County Bed Tax and the efforts of the Business Alliance, fifteen low wattage LED holiday light fixtures should be installed around the first of December.
This effort is intended to beautify and light the primary entrance into the village and encourage visitors. The winter fest snowflakes will be spread on poles from the intersection of 28N and Main Street to the Town Park in front of the Copperfield Inn. The lighting was given to the Town of Johnsburg, and will be up for the ski season.
“Lights On” will continue for the entire month of December ending at New Years with a family friendly First Night event.
For more information on “Lights On,” to volunteer to help or to be part of the Christmas parade, call one of the committee members, Lisa Thomas at 251-0815; Laurie Arnheiter at 251-4461; Andy Waldron at 251-2363 or Helen Miner at 251-3342.