Grinch returns to Shenandoah
Shenandoah welcomes holiday season
Shenandoah is set to celebrate its evening Black Friday festivities under a new county heritageinspired name.
The revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. is set to sponsor a new event called a Coal Cracker Christmas today at two locations.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Anthony P. Damato “Medal of Honor” Post 792, 116N. Main St., and its adjacent Memorial Garden, therewill be short plays from “A Christmas in Whoville,” featuring the Grinch, aswell as hot chocolate, cookies and a tree- lighting ceremony, according to DSI Executive Director Mary Lu sc av age.
“The Grinch is a short adaptation written by former Shenandoah Valley teacher Dane Rooney from the original. He added some original ideas. The Shenandoah Valley students are the actors. Most are in drama. We have a student, Kayla Papa, who does all the makeup,” Luscavage said.
From there, Luscavage said, guests have the option of taking horse- drawn carriage rides, including to Girard Park, where the Greater Shenandoah Area Chamber of Commerce Light up the Park group is set to dazzle spectators with their Christmas- light display. The spectacle could easily be seen by motorists traveling along Route 924 through the borough.
Also during the Coal Cracker Christmas, winners will be called who bought raffle tickets for two bicycles and helmets, donated by attorney Jim Amato, Shenandoah, amember of Fanelli, Evans& Patel P. C ., Pot ts ville.
Other Black Friday events going on in the borough include the Santa Drop, where old St. Nick skydives into Shenandoah Valley’ s Veterans Memorial Stadium, sponsored by Ateeco Inc., maker of Mrs. T’s Pierogies; Santa’s venture through town aboard a fire truck, with musical accompaniment by the Shenandoah Valley High School Band; and, eventually, Santa will stop to visit local children, sponsored by the borough police department.
Coming up next on DSI’s holiday calendar is the Kielbasi- Pierogie drop— a New Year’s ball drop but for the Polish and proud—at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at American Legion Memorial Garden.
Formore information, call the DSI office at 570- 462- 2060 or email dsi@ downtown shenandoah inc. com. More information also is available online at www.downtownshenandoahinc.com.
Max the Dog, portrayed by Rocco Roguskie, catches presents tossed to him by The Grinch, portrayed by Hunter Breznik, top, during last year’s “Christmas in Whoville.” This year’s event will begin at 5: 30 p. m. today at American Legion Memorial Garden of the Anthony P. Damato American Legion “Medal of Honor” Post 792 in Shenandoah.