Support your community’s holiday events

Are you supporting your community’s holiday events?

Are you giving your kids the experiences of participating in the various holiday-related parades?

It does matter because we all want our kids to have great memories of the holidays — of Christmas — in their hometown.

It does take a village to raise a well-rounded child who learns to build strong, positive values and to appreciate gifts that life brings.

Some communities in our region have already held holiday parades; that information was our top story this past Saturday.

Looking forward to the Christmas pageant at your child’s school? Go … make it meaningful and build and keep tradition.

So what’s happening this weekend?

How about a walk or run before a Christmas parade?

Some exercise pre-holiday style?

Downtown Lock Haven Inc. is sponsoring its first annual Santa Run/Walk 5K on Saturday and the route is a pretty good one … for runners AND walkers.

Start (by 3:30 p.m.) at the old Piper Blue Building, now Mercer Insurance (100 Mercer Drive) at the east end of Bald Eagle Street and on the south side of William T. Piper Memorial Airport.

Walk or run through the Castanea Picnic Ground, over the levee onto Creek Road, up to Water Street then on the dike-levee up to Vesper Street at the city beach then onto Main Street to Triangle Park for the start of the Christmas Parade downtown. Proceeds from the run-walk benefit Downtown Lock Haven Inc., which brings you holiday parades through the year, along with helping promote the business district and community.

Meanwhile, don’t forget the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony is set for 6 p.m. tomorrow — Friday night — at Triangle Park in downtown.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a tremendous showing at the tree-lighting?

The Millbrook Youth Ensemble will be there to sing some favorite Christmas carols.