The Easton Lion’s 32nd Annual Holiday Festival – Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd
Climbing Wall added to Easton Lions Holiday Festival Dec 1st and 2nd
The Easton Lion’s 32nd Annual Holiday Festival will be held (rain or shine or snow) on Saturday Dec 1st from 12 noon to 6 pm and Sunday Dec 2nd from 12 noon to 5 pm. We are happy to again have the North Easton Savings Bank as our premier sponsor! Other major sponsors are the Farmer’s Daughter,
the Township Eatery and Spirits. Returning Festival Chair Jon Morgan says “it will be bigger and better than ever! The Lions have improved the activities geared for older kids: We have added a 25 foot Climbing Rock Wall and kept the usual Carnival Games on the front lawn of the Ames Free Library. For
little kids we have added an “Inflatable Playground”.
As always, the activities begin with an Arts and Craft Show at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall (3 Barrows Street Easton) on both days. Two entire floors of arts and crafts will be on display. Great shopping or browsing offered for an incredible array of gifts. The popular Trackless Train ride is back
and is FREE thanks to the sponsorship of Creative World Children’s Learning Center. Outside there will also be bouncy houses/moonwalks; hay wagon rides; musical entertainment – sponsored by the Avery Lee Williams Trust. The usual assortment of food including hot dogs, hamburgers, fried dough, chili, frenchfries and popcorn will be sold for reasonable prices.Rumors are that Sausage and Peppers and Pigs-in-a-Blanket will be added!
The “ Too Much Fun!” Charity Dance is Saturday Night from 7pm to 11pm. Cash bar – Free Food! Co-Sponsored by the Easton YMCA. Libations are provided by Easton’s own Shovel Town Brewery.
People should note that the Easton Lions is a registered 501(c)(3) charity and that while the Holiday Fest rarely makes a profit, any money left-over goes to Eye Research and scholarships for Easton students. So, if you buy a few extra tickets, it goes to a good cause. During the past 10 years the Easton
Lions have donated over $500,000 to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund and over $500,000 to local scholarships, charities and community service groups.
The “Lighting of the Rockery” in Historic North Easton Village (the Corner of Main and Barrows) and all its displays will take place at 5 pm…that’s 5 pm … and the energy efficient LED lights will once again be set to music broadcast on local radio channel 102.9 FM. The Lighting will hopefully led by a Jolly Man in a Red Suit. The Lighting is sponsored by Shovel Town Brewery.
Almost all of the activities from the Saturday Festival will be back on Sunday. Posters are being put up around town and flyers and Program Books are available in the schools and many local businesses as well as on the Easton Lions website EastonLions.org/holidayfestival Boy Scout Troop 193 is hosting its annual breakfast on Sunday December 2nd from 8 to 10:30 am
at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Bring your appetite! $6 per person or $25 per family. Eggs, sausage, baked goods, coffee, tea, milk, juice, quiche, FRUIT, homefries. Music. Big Man in Red Suit!
The Christmas Parade, with Santa Claus leading the way, will start at 1 pm at the Easton Village Shoppes and North Easton Savings Bank on Main Street (Washington Plaza). The parade runs THRU theRockery and ends past the library on North Main St. If you, your family, your group or organization
would like to participate with your business vehicle, a FLOAT, a decorated car, truck, wagon, bicycle, just march in or whatever, you are most welcome! This is an opportunity to be imaginative and get your business or group in front of townspeople. If you have questions or need help or want to participate and don’t know how, please contact Anne Martin at (508) 238- 6704 (home) or (508) 294-5409. Email address for the parade is firstname.lastname@example.org . We are proud to have Shovel Town Brewery as our Parade Sponsor!
Immediately following the parade (about 1:30) will be the popular Reindog Parade where pets and pooches in their holiday finery walk the parade route. We ask for canned donations to the “Animal Protection Center of SE Mass” (old MSCPA). Full details are available at EastonLions.org/holidayfestival/reindog This event is sponsored by Zesty Pet Services.
Following the parade, the “Greatest Kid’s Show Ever!!!” will take place in Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. Because of large numbers who showed up in the past, tickets will be sold for $2 at the door only to control the attendance. 1:45 ish to 3 ish.
The closing ceremonies with the re-lighting of the Rockery will be about 4:00 pm or whenever it gets too dark or cold. The Lions Club can always use help from 5 to 7 Sunday breaking down all the stuff!
For more info see the Lions website: EastonLions.org/holidayfestival/events or please contact Holiday Festival Chair Jon Morgan