Thursday, November 22, 2001

Mason plans Christmas event

Adds small parade, tree-decorating contest

By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        MASON — “Christmas in Mason” will return to Main Street for the 13th year. And this year, some new events will be unwrapped.

        The city again is partnering with the Mason Landen Kings Chamber of Commerce for the Dec. 7 festivities downtown.

    What: “Christmas in Mason.”
    When: Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Where: Main Street between Mason-Montgomery Road and Second Street.
    Admission: Free.
    Information: Vickie Larcomb, 336-0388.
        New this year will be a small parade as part of Santa's entrance on a fire truck, which coincides with the lighting of the Christmas tree and a fireworks show by the Rozzi family.

        A coloring contest is under way for kids in grades 3 and under in Mason and Deerfield Township. The winner will get a private party and dinner with Santa.

        Also new this year will be a tree-decorating contest for civic and nonprofit groups.

        Vickie Larcomb, coordinator of “Christmas in Mason,” says she wants to see the children have fun.

        “The best part is Santa arriving,” she said.

        The celebration will include horse-drawn carriages, trolley rides, arts and crafts, and a food court. There also will be entertainment on two stages, and children's story time at the library. Local merchants will be open.

        Main Street in downtown will be closed to traffic. Shuttle service is available from Hope Evangelical Free Church on Western Row Road, Grace Baptist Church on Mason Road and the St. Susanna Catholic Church parking lot off Reading Road.


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