DON'T MISS THE CHRISTMAS PARADE! Stoughton always has a great Christmas Parade, and this year is no exception! On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Parade kicks off at 2 p.m.
The parade will be leaving the Stoughton High School parking lot, taking a right on Pearl Street, going through the center, and ending at Faxon Park.
Starting at 1:30 p.m., I'll be at the reviewing stand in front of the old Pacheco Hardware building, giving out some great prizes for trivia! You can win gift certificates kindly donated by The Last Shot and Papa John's, plus some goodies donated by PMPNetwork.com, the internet's entertainment superstation.
There will, of course, be visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and other well-known celebrities. There will also be politicians in the parade, whose hot air should help warm up the winter's day (just kidding!)
And, I hear that the Stoughton Community Events Committee, which is chaired by former selectman Joe Mokrisky, has a special surprise for the kids. About Town can exclusively report that Ronald McDonald will also be there!
Santa and Ronald McDonald will be greeting kids after the parade at Faxon Park.
See you at the parade. Come over and introduce yourself!
STOUGHTON CENTER GETS DECORATIONS! As the Christmas Parade makes its way through the downtown, you will notice that the area around Stoughton Square got a holiday spruce up, courtesy of a few of our hardy and generous citizens.
Dennis and Carlene Walsh of the Stoughton Community Events Committee hung all the Chanukah and Christmas banners around the center of town. Former selectman Joe Mokrisky, Janiece Bruce (director the Stoughton Public Health Dept./VNA), Maria Simas, Brian Daley, 14-year-old Russell Miles, 11-year-old Julius Johnson, Patty Muradian of Stoughton VNA, and Peter Ventresco of the Stoughton FinCom all came on Saturday, Dec. 1, in snow and freezing temperatures, and hung all the lights and decorations around the trees and bushes in the area.
A giant thanks to all! Check it out - it looks great!
There's also a beautiful giant new Christmas tree, festooned with lights, at the intersection of Page Street and Rt. 139, across from Page's II, in the former abandoned playground. This wonderful tree was presented by the Maltby Tree Company in Stoughton. If you haven't seen it yet, it is worth the ride. A job well done by a local business!
DON'T MISS THE HOLIDAY CONCERT! The Stoughton High School Music Department will present its 2012 Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 14. The concert will feature the SHS Concert Choir and SHS Jazz Choir under the direction of Griffin Coombs. The SHS Concert Band and SHS Tuesday Jazz Ensemble will be directed by John Mange.
The concert will be held in the high school auditorium and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door only - adults $5, seniors and children $3, with a family maximum of $10. For more information, please visit the Fine Arts Department website or call 781-344-7002 x 6171.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Mike McKay, Johnson & Wales University grad, who works at Emerson Cleaners.