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Schroon to expand holiday celebration

Vendors sought for craft and food bazaar

Schroon Lake’s Olde Tyme Christmas growing. The 28th annual event, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part. A living nativity scene is also planned.

Schroon Lake’s Olde Tyme Christmas growing. The 28th annual event, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part. A living nativity scene is also planned. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Schroon Lake’s Olde Tyme Christmas growing.

The 28th annual event, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part.

The holiday celebration will be sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce.

“We are adding additional activities and including more local organizations to expand this year’s program to make it the best Christmas celebration yet,” said Patti Mehm, who is coordinating the Olde Tyme Christmas.

“The most exciting addition of the celebration will be the incorporation of a holiday craft and food bazaar throughout the afternoon and evening,” she said. “This will be a great opportunity for our local crafters to showcase their unique talents, giving the community the opportunity to purchase unique gifts for Christmas presents.”

The crafters will be intermingled in venues throughout the event, so they will be an active part of the celebration, Mehm said.

Interested craftspeople and food vendors can contact Mehm at 791-3578 for information. Space will be provided at no charge.

“We are also reaching out to the community organizations, groups, etc. to add additional activities to this fun-filled evening,” Mehm said. “If your group is interested in participating, please contact me as soon as possible to discuss your ideas and space available to host each new event. The more the merrier for this festive event.”

The town Christmas tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the celebration, in the town park.

A living nativity scene will march from the park to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Main Street, followed by holiday carolers.

The Schroon Senior Citizens Club will light its memory tree following the caroling.

Santa will arrive at the Strand Theater to greet children at 6 p.m. There will also be opportunities for children to have photos taken with Santa.

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