Busy as he is this time of year, Santa was still able to make several appearances in Narrowsburg last weekend. Poor weather conditions did not seem to keep local residents away from his visit at the annual Catskill Hudson Bank holiday party or the Santa Express. Santa turns a waiting crowd into a joyful group as soon as sight of him is confirmed. This was evident from those waiting in the cold, outside the school on Saturday night, December 7. He was a bit late, but the singing and dancing began as the huge lit-up sleigh turned the corner. Once again with the assistance of the Narrowsburg Fire Department, the Santa Express proved to be a safe, delightful Christmas annual event not to be missed.
Books are very popular gifts at Christmas and there are numerous children’s books to choose from, including favorites of parents, who revisit stories by gifting a copy to their children. “A Chair for My Mother” has been chosen as one of the 100 best children’s books in the last 100 years. A free reception to honor this achievement and its author, Vera B. Williams, will be held at the Delaware Valley Arts Center on Saturday, December 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. For information call 845/252-7576.
Holiday songs boast this “The most wonderful time of the year,” and this is true for most of us, but let us remember those less fortunate at this time. Some have lost loved ones this year, and this becomes a difficult time. Some are not able to afford the gifts and lavish holiday meals that we serve our own families and guests. Be thankful and share. Toys can be dropped at Peck’s in Narrowsburg; gift cards for food may be purchased; and simple kindness to others goes a long way to make your holiday bright and someone else’s as well.
Merry Christmas to all.