Christmas in Scranton next Tuesday

Arriving with Santa, treats, and a History Boy Theatre performance

ScrantonThe annual Christmas in Scranton Celebration hosted by Scranton Betterment Committee is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 2. In addition to the traditional visit by Santa and Mrs Claus, folks are in for a treat with a special presentation of “The Flight of the Lawn Chair Man” that evening by History Boy Theatre.

Most of the businesses in Scranton are hosting their annual holiday open house that day. The Scranton post office begins the event from 11 am to 2 pm with the other businesses welcoming guests starting at 1 pm and continuing throughout the afternoon. Some end at 3 pm while others extend to 4:30 or 5 pm.

Welcoming guests that afternoon are MacDonald Insurance Agency / Scranton Life and Health, Peoples Trust & Savings Bank with a display by John 15 Vineyard, Marchant Memorial Library hosted by the Friends of the Library with a special display as a 4-H project by Joe and Jaron Thompson on PAWS, Scranton city hall, Scranton Machine Shop, Scranton Telephone Company, West Central Coop and Wink’s Taxidermy.

The United Methodist Women plan to serve a soup supper from 4:30 to 6:30 in the fellowship hall at the church.

Santa and Mrs Claus have scheduled their visit for 5 to 6:30 pm. They will be located in the congregate meal Site and invite all youngsters and those young at heart to join them.

The premiere event is the presentation of “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man” by History Boy Theatre of Jefferson. It is scheduled at 7:15 pm in the Scranton Community Center. The show follows the plight of Jerry, a normal guy who desperately wants to fly. He manages to take flight using a lawn chair and helium balloons, “a tale you don’t want to miss,” a Scranton Betterment Committee spokesperson said.

The entire event has been organized by the Scranton Betterment Committee who work together with the community to promote the Scranton area. ~The Scranton Journal


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