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November 27, 2012

AuSable Forks prepares for annual tree lighting

AuSABLE FORKS — The eighth-annual Christmas in the Forks, an old-fashioned town Yuletide celebration, will include a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Town of Black Brook Clock Park.

The Christmas tree to be used in the Clock Park, located in AuSable Forks, will be donated this year by Robbie and Renee Baer from Jay. That contribution makes the Baers a special part of this year’s celebration, Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas said.

The annual tree lighting has drawn in crowds of almost 400 people each year. Over the last eight years, the hours of this celebration have grown into an all-day event for families and children of all ages, Douglas said in a news release.

“For me, this is one event I don’t want to miss. The annual tree lighting is more than just a celebration; it reminds us that we must all work together to do great things. To our parishes, to our businesses and to residents young and old, may the spirit of Christmas be with you all year long.

”Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year.”

HOURS OF FUN

Here’s the Christmas in the Forks timeline for this weekend:

SATURDAY

2:30 to 3 p.m.: Story Hour with Mrs. Claus, at AuSable Forks Free Library.

3 p.m.: Christmas in Song Open House, St. James Episcopal Church. Musicians from area churches are invited to come and share their musical talents in celebration of the holy season.

4 p.m.: Free holiday movie, popcorn and candy canes for children at Hollywood Theatre, sponsored by the AuSable Forks Fire Department.

5:30 p.m.: Festivities begin at the Town of Black Brook Clock Park, AuSable Forks. Featured will be visitors from Santa’s Workshop, the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Snoopy, Lady Frosty Forks, Santa and Mrs. Claus and two special guests to help light the tree this year. Performances by the Adirondack Mountain Singers will entertain the crowd, while characters mingle.

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