FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown community is preparing to host its annual Christmas Walk and Charity Auction on Saturday, Dec. 1, 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 Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Fredericktown Senior Center, located at 2 E. Sandusky St.
Donations may be dropped off at the Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. or dropped off at the village office with Mary Lou Hanna.
Toy donations are needed for Santa’s workshop. Toys can be dropped off at the following Fredericktown locations: Fredericktown Chevrolet, First-Knox National Bank, Aunt Ruth’s Attic and the library. The toy shop will take place at the Masonic Lodge. Direct any questions to Joely Lepley at 740-507-3810
Bring the family and enjoy the many events that will be offered:
Local craft/vendors will be at the Presbyterian Church and hot food at several locations. 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 with Big Blue; plus special events sponsored by the Fredericktown Merchants Association. Vote for your favorite Gingerbread house at First-Knox bank or tour the historic Leve-Agriman mill. The official lighting of the Christmas tree will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Gazebo. Plus this year there will be a 50/50 scavenger hunt: Stop by the Presbyterian Church at the ornament table to buy a scavenger card — get it stamped at participating business and be sure to turn in by 6 to be part of the drawing.
The commemorative ornament this year is the Freddie Bird. 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 ornament table at the Presbyterian Church. You can also order these ornaments before the event. They will be on display at Huff’s Fine Jewelry, Aunt Ruth’s Attic, First-Knox National Bank and the Brickhouse Grind.