Cassadaga gets into Christmas spirit with events
CASSADAGA — On Saturday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. a time of winter events was held in the village of Cassadaga.
Santa stopped by the village, arriving on a Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department firetruck. The arrival of Santa began the time of the winter events. Santa told all that when he left the North Pole, there was some snow on the ground, and when he arrived in Cassadaga there was less snow. Since he was not able to use his eight reindeer, members of the fire department helped him by giving him a ride on their firetruck.
Many Girl Scouts lined up with Santa as part of their earning a Scout badge, and with the help of Elf Bonnie, gifts were given to those children who visited with Santa.
The Cassadaga Fire Auxiliary set up its hot chocolate and hot coffee stand near Santa. In the Cassadaga Library, Hannah Abram along with members of the Cassadaga Library Association set up a Christmas snack table with individually wrapped cakes. Books and coloring books were also given out by the library.
The Park United Methodist Church of the Cassadaga Campus had a Living Nativity with singers as well, on Maple Avenue.
The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga held the tree lighting ceremony. All the events were close to the Village Park located at the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue. The sound system was provided by Dan Thorp.