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People sought for North Creek Christmas parade

Here are some 2010 participants of the "Lights On" parade in North Creek.

Here are some 2010 participants of the "Lights On" parade in North Creek.

— Both the holidays and winter ski season are right around the corner and a sure sign of the time is Johnsburg’s annual month-long holiday celebration, “Lights On.”

Get involved

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.

Over the past 20 years, residents and businesses across Johnsburg communities have come together each year to create a town-wide celebration of winter and the lively atmosphere it brings to the surrounding areas. The kick-off event for this year’s “Lights On” will be the Methodist Church Tea and Bazaar which has been a tradition in the region for more than 50 years.

The ladies of the church will host a fancy tea service with tea sandwiches and homemade cookies Thursday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Guests of the church can also shop from the many bazaar tables filled with homemade crafts.

Then, Friday night Dec. 2, following the 5 p.m. tolling of the Methodist Church Carillon, the community Christmas tree will be lit. The tree lighting will be preceeded by comments from the newly elected Johnsburg supervisor; a candle light service dedicated to the nation’s service people led by Pastor Wayne Schoonmaker, and caroling led by Denise and Frank Conti and the North Country Singers. The event will be concluded with the playing of taps.

Following the tree lighting, everyone is invited to the Owens House Educational Center for thier annual open house to see the newest displays and enjoy punch and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Luminaries will brighten the streets and Main Street taverns and restaurants will feature “Lights On” specials following the tree lighting.

Start Saturday, Dec. 3 off with breakfast with Santa at the North Creek Firehouse. Open to all children from the town of Johnsburg, the menu will feature pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, cold cereals, juice, coffee or tea for $3 per child 12 and under and $5 for adult. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Fore more information about breakfast with Santa, call 251-2324.

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