Christmas activities are rescheduled for the most part
A wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet forced the postponement of all Christmas activities in Baldwin City Saturday and Sunday. The majority of them have been rescheduled for this weekend, but not the Light Parade.
Ivan Huntoon, Susan Baker and Kevin Garber of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce got together today to decide on what will be rescheduled.
"On Saturday, Santa Claus will be at the lumberyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.," said Garber. "The arts sales will also be there from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the cookies and hot cider. The give aways from the (Baldwin City) Recreation Commission will also be given away.
"Obviously, there won't be a parade," he said. "We'll turn on the lights to the Christmas tree this week. There won't be a ceremony for it. We decided to do the daytime hours for Santa Claus and the art sale because of the cold weather."
Another event that was postponed Sunday was the Homes Tour and Table Display. Half of that has been rescheduled.
"The Stephens Real Estate Homes Tour has been rescheduled for Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.," said Garber. "There will not be any holiday tables."
Although the Baldwin Community Arts Council won't be having the holiday tables on Sunday, it will have its art sale at the lumberyard from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., just like Saturday.
The Toy Shoppe event at Stacy's Dance Studio has also been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The performance of "The Nutcracker All Jazz'd Up" has also been rescheduled for a one-time only show Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium.
He said this past weekend's events were postponed or canceled after consultations with several people.
"The coordinators of the parade got together with people from the city and it was decided it wasn't safe," said Garber. "We didn't want anyone to get hurt."