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Halifax hosts Christmas festivities Dec. 3 / November 24, 2010
Christmas in the Village - A Children’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Halifax Village Business Association and the Town of Halifax, will be held Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. (tree lighting ceremony to follow) at Halifax Farmers’ Market parking lot.

The parade theme is “Christmas Around the World” and is for children ages 12 and under, who you’re encouraged to paint and decorate your wagon “mini-float” for the parade. Enjoy the miniature Christmas parade where all the participants are children and the “floats” are decorated wagons pulled by the participants.

Music will drift over the celebration and you can feast on your favorite parade foots, and the most important part, Santa Claus will be there! Everyone will feel the excitement when the Christmas tree comes alive with sparkling lights.

Parade winners will have their wagons put on display at the Convergence Art Guild. All participants will receive a Christmas ornament, sponsored by Sunshine Mills and decorated by Nola Watkins, along with a certificate of participation.

Parents of participants should drop off their wagons in the parking lot of The Law Office of Tracy Quackenbush located on the North end of Houston Street. Participants should register and line up in the yard and the parade will start there, leading South to the Halifax Farmers Market on the left-side sidewalk along the businesses. All participants are asked to come inside the Farmers Market for judging and the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be in the parking lot and to announce winners.

Rules and application process: Judges will select first, second and third place winner at 6:15 p.m. and judges decisions are final. Prices: first place, $100 savings bond, second place, $75 savings bond and third place, $50 savings bond. Wagons must be normal size child’s wagon, no more than 3 foot wide or 5 foot long. All wagons must be pulled by hand, no motorized vehicles. Children will not be allowed to ride in the wagons. All participants must be accompanied by an adult and provide their name, address, age, parents name. All participants are asked to bring a canned food item, clothing item or toy to donate to the United Way and the Good Samaritan.

Food, drinks, coffee, hot chocolate on site. Music, Radio Flyer raffles, non-perishable food and new/used clothing drive to benefit the United Way and The Good Samaritan. Toy collection drive for Toys for Tots (done by Farm Credit).

Parking located on Houston Street, The Halifax Public Library, Extension offices, Halifax Pool, street, Post Office.

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