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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

— Organizers for the annual “Lights On” holiday celebration are looking for residents throughout the Upper Hudson Valley/Gore Mountain Region to participate in the gala parade down Main Street, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 1.

“The parade is not just open to people in North Creek,” said Lights On Committee member Laurie Arnheiter. “We’d like to see people from all over the region take part, including people from Minerva and Indian Lake.”

People who are part of a group or organization should start talking about what their group can do to be part of the annual Lights On Christmas Parade. If they know someone with a horse and wagon or a flatbed or trailer willing to carry the group or organization, they should also start planning now to be involved. The parade will be organized by Pat Connors, Theresa Lane and Cindy Lapell from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at which time it will begin the route downtown.

The route of the parade is from the North Creek Firehouse/Johnsburg Central School Parking Lot to the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

“The nursing home is appreciative that we end the parade at the town highway garage area, allowing their residents the opportunity to enjoy this community event,” Arnheiter said. “Santa and Mrs. Claus are delivered to the nursing home along with a number of organizations that carol to the residents and staff at the home.”

Businesses on Main Street will offer refreshments to all parade participants following the parade.

The parade is only one part of the month-long Lights On celebration, which begins Friday, Nov. 30.

For the past 23 years, the committee, made up of residents and business people from the Johnsburg community, has worked to create a community celebration of all things winter. Matt Thomas, of Frontier Communications, will be hanging the community snowflakes around town the week before the event so they can “light up the nights.”

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