MASON — The Town of Mason has announced its Christmas activities, some of which were made possible with the help of angels.
The New Haven Road Angels car club recently donated the proceeds of its car show at Mason’s Harvest Festival in October to Mayor Donna Dennis, and recreation directors Emily Henry and Ray Varian. The money will be used to offset expenses of the Christmas events.
“The members of the Road Angels, past and present, have always been happy to give to the children of the community,” said Mark Clark, the club’s president.
Mayor Dennis said on tap this year will be a parade, a visit with Santa, and for the first time in decades, a town tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony will kick off events at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in front of town hall on Second Street. Members of the Sassafras 4-H Club and Sassy Kids Cloverbuds will be singing Christmas carols.
The public is invited to bring an ornament, store bought or hand made, to hang on the tree. Ornaments should include a way to securely attach them to the branches.
At dark, the switch will be thrown to light the tree. All those attending are then invited to enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate.
Festivities will continue on Saturday, Dec. 5, when the annual Christmas parade is held at noon. Mayor Dennis said the line-up will be at the Faith Baptist Church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. There is no sign-up necessary for the parade, entrants can simply show up.
Following the parade, Santa Claus will be at the town hall to greet the children. Cookies will be given out, as well as an ornament and small gift.
For more information, contact the town hall at 304-773-5200.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing and lives in Mason County.