Mt. Sterling expands Christmas celebration

(Posted Nov. 28, 2014)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Mount Sterling Community Center and the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present an expanded Christmas in the Village celebration.

In the past, the Community Center hosted one day of activities. This year, the Chamber joined in, extending the event to three days, Dec. 5-7.

Participation in Christmas in the Village fits with the Chamber’s long-term goal, revitalization of Mount Sterling.

“We want to build our community. We want to build our businesses. We want things to thrive and do well,” said Chamber board member Katie Randolph.

Friday, Dec. 5

10 a.m.—The Chamber will honor Ben & Joy’s Restaurant’s 30th anniversary

6:30 p.m.—Tree lighting ceremony at the gazebo across from town hall. The Mount Sterling Community Choir, made up of vocalists from area churches, will perform. The Chamber will serve hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts.

Saturday, Dec. 6

8 a.m.-noon—Mount Sterling Eagle Youth League’s Breakfast with Santa at Mount Sterling Nazarene Church, 226 N. Market St.

2-6 p.m.—Business open houses, crafters and vendors inside town hall, Mount Sterling Community museum Christmas display (at the library)

5 p.m.—Madison-Plains choir performs at the town gazebo

5 p.m.—Business decorating contest winner announced at the town gazebo

Sunday, Dec. 7

2-4 p.m.—Events at the Community Center, 164 E. Main St.: Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Participate in a craft activity courtesy of the Mount Sterling Public Library. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, weather permitting. Enjoy music by the First United Methodist Church hand bell choir. Make a Christmas greeting for veterans. Bid on a Christmas Tree quilt created by the Community Center’s Sew Social Ladies. All children who attend will receive a gift. Refreshments will be provided.

Residential decorating contest

In addition to Christmas in the Village events, the Chamber is holding a residential holiday decorating contest. Cash prizes will go to winners in two categories, single family homes and apartments. Homes must be decorated by Dec. 18. The winners will be announced on Dec. 19.

For more information about Christmas in the Village, call the Mount Sterling Community Center at (740) 869-2453 or visit www.mountsterlingcc.org, or visit the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce website at mtsterlingohiochamber.com.

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