(Posted Dec. 2, 2015)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
In celebration of the holiday season, the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce and Mount Sterling Community Center are holding three days of festivities, Dec. 4-6.
At 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, the Chamber will host a tree lighting at the gazebo across from town hall. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and a choir will sing traditional carols.
On Dec. 5, the Mount Sterling Youth Athletic Association will hold a breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mount Sterling Community Center. Local businesses will hold open houses from 2 to 6 p.m.
On Dec. 6, the Community Center will host several activities from 2 to 4 p.m., including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, a performance by the United Methodist Church handbell choir, and a “Christmas past” display by the Mount Sterling Community Museum. Children can make Christmas cards to send to patients at Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe. Games, crafts and refreshments also are planned. The center is located at 164 E. Main St.
Additionally, the Sew Social group that meets regularly at the center is taking bids for a Christmas-themed quilt they created. It measures 88×88 inches. The silent auction runs Dec. 4-21. Anyone can stop by the center to see the quilt and to place a bid. Call (740) 869-2453 for details.
The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business and residential decorating contest. Pre-registration is not required. Anyone in the village of Mount Sterling, including McClimansville and Burr Oak, are welcome to participate. They just need to have their lights on for judging on Dec. 6. Winners will be announced by Dec. 8. Cash prizes will go to first, second and third places.