Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Chirstmas festivities set to get under way in Baldwin Sunday

November 28, 2001

Baldwin City's holiday decorations have already been added to the downtown light poles, but the holiday festivities wouldn't be complete without Sunday's parade and Christmas tree lighting.

The city's second Christmas parade, which leads up to the annual tree lighting, is set to kick off at 6 p.m. The parade, which will include Santa Claus riding on a fire truck, will begin at the Baldwin Elementary School, head south on Eighth Street, continue east on High Street, and then go north on Sixth Street finishing back at the school. Parade participants need to be at BES at 5:30 p.m.

Peach Madl, one of the parade's organizers, said there are already several parade entries.

"It's going to be better than last year," Madl said.

She said she encourages as many parade entries as possible.

"Anybody that still wants to enter, we'd be more than happy," she said.

Those interested in participating in the parade need to contact The Lodge as soon as possible, she said.

For those who brave the chilly temperatures to watch the parade, there will be hot drinks available.

Discoveries will be serving hot cider and Hedges Real Estate will be serving hot chocolate and cookies before the parade. The Lodge will have its open house after the parade complete with hot chocolate and cookies as well.

For more information or to participate in the parade, contact The Lodge at 594-3900.

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