Clyde Hometown Christmas 2007

December 1st, 2007

The week end festivities began With Christmas Bazaars held at the Clyde United Methodist and St. John’s Catholic Churches and a Birthday Party for Jesus at the Clyde Baptist Church.

United Methodist Kitchen Crew Girl Scout Cookies United Methodist Bake Sale
Secret Santa Room St. John’s Hall Bazaar Mr. and Mrs. Claus St. Johns

The tree lighting ceremony was attended by a small audience of hardy souls who gathered around the bandstand to witness the tree lighting and enjoy Christmas Carols sung by the Clyde Savannah Girl Scouts Unit. Attendees talked about the temperature that hovered in the 4-9 degree range—well below the comfort zone. Photographers from the Galen Historical Society and the Wayne County Star struggled to keep their cameras warm to record all the events. The Wolcott Community Brass Ensemble had to move to the United Methodist Church to be able to use their instruments. The Girl Scouts sang with gusto, not bothered much by the very cold temperatures. Mayor Roxanne Kise gave the signal to “Light the Lights”. Rudy DeLiso President of the Chamber of Commerce and Galen Supervisor Elect Steve Groat conducted the drawing for numerous prizes donated by the Clyde P & C. Santa arrived on The Clyde Fire Department Ladder truck to begin his visit with the children.

Leader Terri with Girl Scouts Rudy, Roxanne and Steve with Scouts
Santa Arrives atop Clyde FD Truck Santa greets the folks waiting in the cold

Those participating then moved to the United Methodist church fellowship hall for hot chocolate and cookies served by honor students and church volunteers. Face painting was available. Due to Lois Benning’s talent with Christmas designs the children were lined up to pick their favorite. Santa was busy listening to special Christmas wishes. Despite the very cold temperatures outside the happy crowd in the church shared smiles and laughter with friends while listening to the music of the Wolcott Community Brass Band.

Clyde Savannah Honor Student Servers Smiling Faces The Wolcott Community Brass Band
Good Friends Young at heart She has a snowman on her face

December 2, 2007

Breakfast with Santa was held at Donselaar’s starting at 9am until 1 pm. Approximately 150 people were served the excellent breakfast buffet. Santa was available to have his picture taken with anyone young or young at heart who wished to have a Christmas photo taken. Mother Goose was a hit with the youngsters who sat in an attentive circle around the storyteller “Peg Smart”. Lois Benning again was busy painting Christmas designs on many young faces. Outside a horse-drawn wagon ride had some people enjoying a ride around town despite the continuing very cold winter weather.

Santa and Mother Goose Secret Wish Santa’s Fan Club
Santa and Sherry (photographer) Lois the Face Painting Artist Barb and Mike Culinary Artists

Later in the day the Clyde Grange held a “Bluegrass Christmas” with delicious refreshments enjoyed while listening to the music provided by the bluegrass group, “In Harmony”.

“In Harmony”

The Galen Historical Society Museum was open both days for the Christmas celebration and the Wayne County Muse-Story tour. Visitors were able to enjoy our Christmas display and tour the museum.

Docents Colleen DeRenzo & Jeannette Fredendall Docent Charles Betts and Visitors

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