North Creek The “Lights On” Committee is once again planning for the month long celebration of the upcoming holidays and the winter ski season. Businesses are encouraged to light up their buildings with white lights, natural greenery and red bows to enhance the “lights on” theme.
For the past 24 years this committee, made up of residents and business people from the Johnsburg Community, have worked together to create a community celebration of all things winter. Matt Thomas of Frontier Communications will be hanging the community snowflakes the week before the event so we can “light up the nights.”
• Thursday, Dec. 5, is the date for the Methodist Church Tea and Bazaar. This traditional silver tee and bazaar runs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., allowing friends and grandmothers to enjoy a traditional silver tea with homemade tea sandwiches and cookies along with a White Elephant Table and craft sale.
• Friday, Dec. 6; enjoy the long running Community Bank Christmas Open House from noon - 3 p.m., appetizers, cookies and punch will be offered to customers
• Friday Night, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. will be the official lighting of the community Christmas tree which was made available by Rob Wing and family of Volt Landscaping. This event takes place in front of the Copperfield Inn at Riverfront Park. Welcome comments from Supervisor Ron Vanslow; a candle light service dedicated to our service people lead by Pastor Wayne Schoonmaker; and caroling lead by Denise and Frank Conti concluded with the playing of taps by the lone bugler are scheduled.
This year, thanks to the participation of the Saratoga-North Creek Railroad the committee is adding another exciting free element to the event. In years past Santa and Mrs. Claus had always been present at the tree lighting. This year, however, children will be part of an elaborate skit. Santa and Mrs. Claus are missing, what could have happened? Elves from SNCRR will run from the train to tell the children that they know what happened to the famous pair. Their sleigh has gone down just outside of town and all the children will need to get on the train to go and “rescue” them. This exciting adventure to “Save Santa” will take children on the Candy Cane Train to rescue the couple and bring them back to the Station where a lively party will await them. This will also be the Holiday Party to the Community from Trimmers Salon. Cookies and punch will be provided by the Depot Museum. Bring a camera to photograph your children talking to this well-known couple. Seating on the Candy Cane Train is limited to 80 seats so call 251-4461 and get your child’s name on the “Save Santa” list. All adults must be accompanied by a child.