Christmas in Scranton next Tuesday

Open house slated 1 to 3 pm in new city hall

The annual Christmas in Scranton celebration, hosted by Scranton Betterment Committee, is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1. Many business places are holding open houses during the afternoon with a meal served and entertainment that evening.

The Scranton post office starts the event with an open house from 11 am to 2 pm.

Inviting customers and guests from 1 to 3 pm are Scranton city hall, Scranton Telephone Company and West Central Coop.

This is the first event scheduled in the new city hall as the clerk’s office and council chambers just moved a couple of weeks ago to the former school building, now the Scranton Community Center. Visitors should enter on the northeast corner of the building where handicapped parking is located. There is ample parking south of the facility in a paved lot.

Newly-elected mayor Randy Winkelman will be present to greet guests and discuss his plans for the city. Families are invited to donate a Christmas ornament for the community Christmas tree that will be erected each year.

Holding open houses from 1 to 4 pm are Peoples Trust & Savings Bank, Scranton Machine Shop (with Tom Walker’s displays located in the bank lobby), John 15 Vineyard (located in the bank lobby) and Scranton Manufacturing/New Way in its front office.

From 3 to 4 pm Scranton Manufacturing is offering tours of its factory so guests can view the enlarged facility and see how New Way constructs the many refuse trucks they sell.

The Friends of the Scranton Library are hosting a bake sale and sale of DVDs as a fundraising effort from 1 to 5 pm at the Marchant Memorial Library on Main St.

Many businesses are giving away calendars and door prizes. Most will serve refreshments.

Santa Claus will make his annual trek to Scranton that day, arriving at the library at 5 pm and staying until all the good boys and girls have registered their requests by 6:30 pm. Folks will want to bring their cameras to take photos of the youngsters and the jolly fellow in the red suit.

Members of the Scranton United Methodist Church will warm your stomach and soul with delicious soups, served from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. They’ll have mouth-watering homemade desserts and sandwiches to round out the meal.

Concluding the evening is Von Kettleson, Carroll radio announcer, who will perform holiday music starting at 7 pm in the Scranton UMC.

“Start off the holiday month by visiting your friends in Scranton next Tuesday afternoon,” a Scranton Betterment Committee spokesperson said. ~The Scranton Journal

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