Winesburg Christmas Weekend Kicks Off Dec. 4

Posted Nov 23rd, 2009 by Carol Baker  Category: Arts & Entertainment


A Clyde Business & Professional Association Committee is finishing
plans for the 2009 Winesburg Christmas Weekend on Dec. 4, 5, and 6 in

The biggest change so far for this year’s event is that the Santa
Parade will be moved to 5 p.m. Saturday night, Dec. 5. Santa Claus will
arrive at the end of the parade and meet with children.
“The day of the parade was changed because the Toledo Symphony
Orchestra was only available to perform in Clyde on Friday, Dec. 4,”
Winesburg Chairwoman Becky Brooks reported after last week’s meeting.
Tickets for the symphony are available at the Clyde-Green Springs Board
of Education office or by calling 419-547-0588.

Moyer Lawn Care and Memorial Hospital also have donated a wagon load of
toys for the Winesburg Christmas Committee to give away to one lucky
child this holiday season. Children can register Dec. 5 to 19 when the
Santa House is open.

Another major challenge for the Winesburg Committee is finding about 24
volunteers to block streets for the parade and tape downtown on Dec.
25. Due to city budget cuts this year and the city’s reduction in
overtime and police officers, all groups sponsoring parades in Clyde
have had to find additional volunteers to work during parades.

Santa Parade Chairman Ken Dick said he would like to find 24 additional
people who can pull out crossbucks and block the intersections along
Main Street from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5. He noted the volunteers
will be working with the Clyde Police and be given instructions by
Police Chief Bruce Gower.

Dick is also taking Santa Parade entry registrations with a Dec. 1
deadline by calling 419-547-6776 or mailing a registration form.

As for the rest of the holiday celebration, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus,
however, will start their visit to Clyde on the morning of Saturday,
Dec. 5 with the breakfast at Our Town’s Brewin as they have for more
than a decade. Reservations are requested for the breakfast by calling

There will be youth and children activities throughout the weekend
including the horse and trolley rides downtown sponsored by the Clyde
Heritage League; the annual petting zoo at Doebel’s Flowers, the
Winesburg best dressed pet contest Saturday and Croghan Colonial Bank
2nd Annual chili cook-off .

Registration information on all contests are available at – look for Winesburg Christmas forms.

The Clyde Museum is decorating with teddy bears this holiday in
recognition of hosting Theodore Roosevelt for a Story Time on Saturday
afternoon and of course, the McPherson House will be adorned with many
handmade, natural decorations reflective of the period of Civil War
Union General James B. McPherson.

Brooks reported that while the Train Guys will be returning to the
Clyde Moose in downtown with their HO model train display, and second
model train display – an “O” gauge will be featured at Clyde
Hardware&Maplewodd Gallery on U.S. 20.

The Christmas Lane holiday wreath display will be back in the city
building and craft shows are set for Saturday and Sunday, with
donations accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for

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