FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown community is preparing to host its annual Christmas Walk and Charity Auction on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m. This community event raises funds to help support Food for the Hungry, Fredericktown Interchurch and the Fredericktown Salvation Army.

The number of people needing assistance continues to increase. The charity auction provides funds to help meet the needs for food and other emergency services. Many who never thought they would find themselves in need are helped by donations to the auction. The auction will be held on Dec. 2, at 3 p.m., in the Fredericktown Senior Center located at 2 E. Sandusky St. Your quality donations will be appreciated as will your attendance to help support this event. Families, friends, neighbors, churches and organizations are encouraged to partner to create baskets, service offerings and gift certificates to donate. Donations may be dropped off at the Senior Center by noon on Dec. 3 or arrangements can be made by calling Laurey Grogg at 740-358-6846.

Toy donations are needed for Santa’s workshop. Toys can be dropped off at the following Fredericktown locations: The Chevrolet Dealership, First-Knox National Bank and the library. Gently used toys, board games, sports equipment or any toy a child would love will be accepted. The toy shop will take place at the Masonic Lodge. Direct questions to Joely Lepley at 507-3810.

Bring the family and enjoy the many events that will be offered:

Craft vendors and hot food at the Presbyterian Church; visit Santa at the Gazebo; ice sculptures; live musical groups, poinsettia sale; wagon rides around the lighted display at Sockman Park; Santa’s toy shop; WNZR will be there with Big Blue; plus special events sponsored by the Fredericktown Merchants Association. The official lighting of the Christmas tree will take place at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo.

The commemorative ornament will feature the Gazebo. The Gazebo was built in 1987 by Fredericktown residents. From inception to completion, the project to build the gazebo, including funding, was complete in 10 weeks. Thirty years later, the Gazebo continues to bring our community together for many events. This unique ornament was designed and crafted by local artisans Jim and Scarlet Crane of Traditions Engraving. The ornaments can be purchased the day of the event at Huff’s Jewelry or at the craft display at the Presbyterian Church.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 2 and spend the afternoon enjoying this annual event in Fredericktown and supporting those in need. Follow “Fredericktown Annual Christmas Walk and Auction” on Facebook or on instagram, @fredericktownchristmaswalk.



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