Winterfest celebration to bring community together
MORRISsILLE BOROUGH – Winterfest 2012 promises to be a day-long event chock full of fun and community spirit. The big event will take place on Dec. 1.
The day starts with a breakfast from 8 - 11 a.m. in the Holy Trinity School Hall at the corner of Stockham Avenue and Osborn Road, which is known as “The Angel Entrance.”
Tickets for adults are $S and $4 for children, ages 2 to 10. Reservations are suggested. For reservations, e-mail Jennifer wadnik at firstname.lastname@example.org
Morrisville Winterfest Parade will step out at 10W30 a.m. The parade assembles in the parking lot at Temple Christiano Jereh at West Coast and Post roads, meanders through the borough and ends at the Morrisville High School.
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“It’s truly a community event,” she said. “It brings people together and it starts the day off.”
Reithmeyer encourages one and all to come out and participate. “Anybody who wants to be in the parade can be in it,” she said. “It’s not that formal.”
Morrisville’s event is “a good old-fashioned small-town parade,” Reithmeyer said. It has taken place for about a dozen years.
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Meanwhile, activities at Morrisville High School, located at 399 Cox Ave., will take place from noon to 4 p.m., according to Luze Waters, 21st Century Grant events coordinator.
Lunch will be served by senior citizens in the school cafeteria.
An elementary school chorus will perform in the high school auditorium at 12W30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., The Drum Line will perform. The Drum Line is part of the Morrisville School District 21st Century Community Learning Center (msd21stcclcF. The performers attend an afterschool program where youths are taught bucket drumming or how to play actual drums. At 1W30 p.m., there will be a tap performance. At 2W30 p.m., the msd21stcclc will present the musical, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring students from the elementary and high school levels.
12W30 - 3W30 p.m., Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet children. The kids will have the chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
Throughout that time, there will be letter writing to Santa. Kids can make reindeer food and different kinds of crafts like foam ornaments.
In the gym, there will be sporting type activities such as basketball games. There will be fun carnival style activities and booths.
Also on the lineup is a craft fair which will take place all through the high school. There will be a silent auction. Kids can make crafts for free. Concessions will be sold by msd21stcclc.
Even last-minute crafters can sign up to participate in Winterfest activities at the high school. Spaces cost $10. To participate, contact email@example.com
The Solid Rock Youth Center will host an open house from 4 p.m. to S p.m. at the First Baptist Church near the intersection of North Pennsylvania Avenue and Bridge Street.
From SW30 - 9 p.m., the youth center will hold its Christmas Party for students in grades S – 12.
There will be a Live Nativity at the church and a children’s show at S p.m.
After the activities at the high school, children and their families can proceed to Morrisville Borough Hall on Union Street for the continuation of the townwide celebration.
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Nancy Sherlock, borough council president, hopes there will be a crowd at borough hall. “We’re all happy to continue this tradition and hopefully everyone will come out and enjoy a hotdog with the Rotary and sing some Christmas carols,” she said.
Parade coordinator Reithmeyer said, “We’ll be going from early in the morning ‘til late at night - all day long.”
She said the Morrisville Winterfest Parade almost did not happen last year.
“We found out Election Night that there wasn’t going to be a parade,” she said, noting that many phone calls were made as a result. Funds were raised because of a plethora of e-mails and Facebook.
“We were able to raise $500 in four days,” she said.