Christmas warms Mechanicsburg


Staff report



Five-year-old Allie Wage admires Christmas gift items displayed on a table during the craft sale in Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge on Saturday. The craft show was part of Christmas in the Village, which included a parade, Santa’s arrival, decorated cookies for sale and several musical shows at the historic Second Baptist Church.

Five-year-old Allie Wage admires Christmas gift items displayed on a table during the craft sale in Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge on Saturday. The craft show was part of Christmas in the Village, which included a parade, Santa’s arrival, decorated cookies for sale and several musical shows at the historic Second Baptist Church.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Horse-drawn carriage rides were popular during the middle of the day during Christmas in the Village in Mechanicsburg on Saturday. Ron and Linda Schilling’s Horseshoe Farm Carriage Service provided the rides for those willing to brave the 25-degree temperatures.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

MECHANICSBURG – Our Towne Mechanicsburg hosted Christmas in the Village on Saturday. Chilly temperatures assured the event had a wintry feel this year.

After horse-drawn carriage rides in the middle part of the day, the Christmas parade stepped off at 2 p.m. Santa’s arrival was the main attraction of the parade, and the jolly old elf visited with children after the parade.

An array of home-make decorated Christmas cookies and other baked goods were offered for sale at the United Methodist Church and an arts and craft fair was held at the Masonic Lodge and fire house.

The Mechanicsburg Fire Department collected toys for local families in the lobby of the Mechanicsburg municipal building.

Mechanicsburg Public Library hosted a Make and Take craft activity.

Musical performances spanned the day at the historic Second Baptist Church and local businesses offered open house hours, refreshments, special menu items for the day and promotional discounts on their most popular items.

Five-year-old Allie Wage admires Christmas gift items displayed on a table during the craft sale in Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge on Saturday. The craft show was part of Christmas in the Village, which included a parade, Santa’s arrival, decorated cookies for sale and several musical shows at the historic Second Baptist Church.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_allie-wage.jpgFive-year-old Allie Wage admires Christmas gift items displayed on a table during the craft sale in Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge on Saturday. The craft show was part of Christmas in the Village, which included a parade, Santa’s arrival, decorated cookies for sale and several musical shows at the historic Second Baptist Church. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Horse-drawn carriage rides were popular during the middle of the day during Christmas in the Village in Mechanicsburg on Saturday. Ron and Linda Schilling’s Horseshoe Farm Carriage Service provided the rides for those willing to brave the 25-degree temperatures.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_wagon-ride.jpgHorse-drawn carriage rides were popular during the middle of the day during Christmas in the Village in Mechanicsburg on Saturday. Ron and Linda Schilling’s Horseshoe Farm Carriage Service provided the rides for those willing to brave the 25-degree temperatures. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Staff report