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North Creek's Lights On parade needs participants

Lights On parade participants in North Creek

Lights On parade participants in North Creek

— Anyone interested in being part of the community Christmas parade or volunteering on the Lights On Committee may call: Lisa Thomas, 251-0815 (Trimmers) or Laurie Arnheiter, 251-4461 (Hudson River Trading Company).

Friday, Nov. 30

•Community Bank open house: The Community Bank Christmas Open House will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

•Tolling of the bells: At 5 p.m. tolling of the Methodist Church Carillon will officially will sound the beginning of "Lights On" for the 2012 holiday season.

•Tree-lighting ceremony: The lighting of the community Christmas tree, which was made available by Rob Wing and family and Volt Landscaping, will be preceded by welcome comments from Supervisor Ron Vanselow at 5 p.m., a candlelight service dedicated to our service people led by Pastor Wayne Schoonmaker, and caroling lead by Denise and Frank Conti. I t will end with the playing of “Taps” by a lone bugler. Open houses and refreshments will follow the tree lighting at local businesses.

•Owens House reception: Everyone is invited following the lighting to the Owens House Educational Center for their annual open house to enjoy punch and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring your camera to photograph your children talking to this well-known couple.

•Dinner specials: Restaurants will be featuring a "Lights On" dinner special following the tree lighting.

Saturday, Dec. 1

•Breakfast with Santa: This event will once again be held at the North Creek Firehouse from 7 to 11 a.m. All children are welcome from the surrounding area not limited to residents of Johnsburg. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, milk, juice and coffee will be served. Adults are $5 and children are $3. Breakfast for children 3 and under are free, and Santa will be on hand with presents for all the children. The area fire companies participating in the parade invite children to ride on the fire trucks as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

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