A living nativity scene will be part of the Schroon Lake community Christmas celebration Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking suggestions for its annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration.
The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8.
“The interest in this celebration has waned over the past few years and the chamber is attempting to increase interest and participation in the celebration,” said Patti Mehm of the chamber. “Many of the traditional activities will remain, including the tree lighting ceremony, live nativity, cookies and cocoa at the Senior Center and Santa at the Strand. New this year, the Friends of the Library will be presenting books to the children at the Strand when they visit Santa. We are currently in the process of coordinating musical performances in various locations around town.”
But while plans have been made, the chamber is looking for additional ideas.
“To revitalize this wonderful holiday tradition, the planning committee is looking to the community for input and participation,” Mehm said. “This is where you come in. Can you think of other events or activities that would add to the fun and importance of the evening? Can you host an event or help provide supplies for an activity, do you want to put on a performance, can you face paint, have cool stories to tell, etc.? We are looking to the community for additional ideas and to help host additional event offerings.
“It is the residents, church and school communities and service organizations in town that make Schroon Lake such a special place to live,” she said. “We are asking for your help to make this celebration come alive and shine with holiday spirit and activity.”
As part of the Christmas celebration the chamber will again have its holiday basket raffle. The raffle, which benefits local Christmas charities, will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the chamber office on Main Street Dec. 8 during the Old Tyme Christmas celebration.
“The generous donations from area businesses, organizations and residents, such as gift certificates, gift baskets, new items and handmade craft items are what make this event so wonderful,” Mehm said. “Themed gift baskets work really great and are very popular for the holiday season. For example, a group collects themed items — gardening, craft, movie, cooking, spa, etc.. — and then put it together as a donation to be raffled off. All proceeds from the auction and your generosity will be donated to help make Christmas a littler brighter for local families and area charities. Will you help by providing a holiday basket?”
Anyone with suggestions or wishing to help with the Old Tyme Christmas celebration can call the chamber at 532-7675 or contact Mehm at 791-3578 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The celebration committee would like to thank you all in advance for any ideas, information and donations of time, talent and materials you can provide to help create a special annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration in Schroon Lake,” Mehm said.