Christmas in Cassopolis is Saturday

Published 11:54 pm Friday, December 6, 2013

The third annual Christmas in Cassopolis will be Saturday.

A variety of events will take place beginning at 9 a.m. and culminating with the tree lighting ceremony at the Pioneer Log Cabin Museum at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Community Christmas Bazaar will kick off the day at Sam Adams Elementary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the cafeteria, visitors will find a variety of craft and commodity vendors with a selection of Christmas gifts.

The Cassopolis-Vandalia Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the ninth annual Community Christmas Celebration at the VFW from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes lunch with Santa Claus, caroling and gifts for every child.

Lunch includes hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and tater tots for the children and polish sausage for adults. Homemade cookies will also be available.

The Community Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. with caroling throughout the village on a truck-drawn wagon. There will be cookies and hot chocolate at the Log Cabin Museum as well as the Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School band and the Sam Adams carolers.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive at 5:15 p.m. and meet with the children until 6 p.m.

Following the lighting of the tree at 6:30 p.m., a community prayer will be held. Pictures of past tree lightings will be available for viewing from 6:40 to 6:50 p.m.

There is a $20 vendors fee for the bazaar, while all other events, including lunch at the VFW, are free and open to the public.

“Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes for the Christmas season,” Christmas in Cassopolis organizer and Village Council member Cynthia Ash said. “Carolers will attempt to sing at decorated homes within the village limits as time permits. If you are unable to decorate your home, but would like carolers to sing at your home, call the village hall and we will try to accommodate.”