Waynetown ready to light ‘em up

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WAYNETOWN — Waynetown’s Christmas in the Park will officially begin 5:45 p.m. Saturday with the 6th annual lighting ceremony at Tremaine Park. This year families, churches, organizations and churches are displaying over 60 displays which is a new record.

The lighting ceremony will feature live music performed by a choir from North Montgomery Middle School and soloist Joyce Melvin. Kevin Howey will present a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” All three acts will take place on the park’s Freedom Stage.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. the countdown will begin for Sommer Elementary student Finley Krunkel to pull the main switch to light up the displays. Fireworks will then announce a special guest from the North Pole, Santa Claus.

Boy Scout Troop 365 will serve cookies and hot cocoa under the Rusk Shelter.

Santa will make a return visit to the park from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 12 inside the Waynetown Aquatic Center Community Room. He will have goodies for the children with a winter backdrop for photos with Santa.

The winners of the display contest will also be announced at the Santa event.

The displays will be lit for the entire month of December. Visitors may drive around the park to see the displays, or may park in the aquatic center parking lot if they want to walk through the display area.

This year those choosing to drive through the park are asked to use the new road west of the aquatic center which will take go through a new display area.

Follow Waynetown Christmas in the Park on Facebook for special announcements for when Santa will make more trips to the park throughout December.

There is no admission fee for any of the Christmas in the Park events. Donations are accepted in a metal box at the end of the park drive.

Sponsors for the month-long event are Crawfordsville Radio WCVL 92.1 FM, Waynetown Merchants Association, Bob Campbell Pioneer Seed, Fountain Trust, Busse Excavating and James Hacker.

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