NEW HAVEN — The Town of New Haven is gearing up for the Christmas season with a parade and holiday craft show, both set for Dec. 2.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the community center, off of Layne Street, according to Recorder Roberta Hysell. Line-up begins at 10:30 a.m.
Hysell said a new feature of this year’s parade will be between 12 and 15 floats, each with different scenes of the life of Jesus Christ. A number of local churches will join together to enter the floats.
Following the parade, Santa Claus will be at the fire station to listen to the children’s wish lists. He will pass out treat bags filled with goodies and toys.
Also at the fire station will be the New Haven Fire Department Auxiliary Christmas Craft Show. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
According to organizer Shelby Duncan, the craft show will feature more vendors than in past years. Nearly 60 tables will be set up to show handmade wares and edible goodies.
Shoppers are urged to buy from the local crafters, who will mainly come from Mason, Meigs, and Gallia counties. Among items expected to be offered are wreaths, candies and jellies, primitives, baskets and more. The auxiliary’s popular dish cloths will also be sold.
The fire station kitchen will be open during the craft show with lunch selections of tacos in a bag, hotdogs, barbecues, chips and drinks.
Those wishing to enter the parade can call the town hall at 304-882-3203 for more information. For additional information on the craft show, contact Duncan at 304-882-2814.
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