Santa to arrive in JS parade on Saturday

Ice sculptures, soup-off added to festivities

JERSEY SHORE  — Get ready boys and girls, because Santa Claus is coming to town.

He is coming to Jersey Shore on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m..

According to the folks at the Jersey Shore Town Meeting Association, Santa will take his annual ride down Allegheny Street and then onto Main Street atop Independent Hose Company’s Tower One fire truck.

The Christmas parade will start at Lingle’s Neighborhood Market and end at the Santa Hut, located on Main Street next to the gazebo where all the children will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Santa will be at the hut for the children from 6 p.m. during the week until Dec. 23.

Along with the parade the folks at Town Meeting have added some new features to this year’s event.

Bob Salaki, from Williamsport, will give an ice sculpture demonstration after the parade ends and  also new this year the group has organized a “Soup-Off” contest. Residents will be able to sample soup from about 10 different cooks and vote for their favorite dish.

After all the votes are in, a prize will be awarded for the best soup at the event.

The children will also be able to decorate the town Christmas Tree alongside Santa’s Hut while the Jersey Shore High School Band plays some traditional Christmas tunes.

Next door to the gazebo in the Moss House, the Jersey Shore Historical Society will open their doors to the public from 3 until 6 p.m. that day.

Even The Grinch, and Sparky, the Independent Hose Company mascot are scheduled to make an appearance at the gala event.

Town Meeting invites everyone in the area to attend this fun filled family event and enjoy the holidays with friends and neighbors in Jersey Shore.