MIDDLEPORT, Ohio — Christmas arrives in Middleport this Saturday with the holiday parade and activities at Dave Diles Park, including a short program and candle lighting.
According to a news release from the planning committee, this Saturday, Dec. 4, the parade lineup will begin at 6 p.m. between the parking areas of the former Goodwill building and Middleport Dairy Queen. Then, at 6:30 p.m., the parade will proceed south on North Second Avenue, through the Middleport Business District.
Current plans have Feeney Bennett American Legion Post #128 leading the parade, followed by the Meigs High School Marching Band and Santa Claus, among others.
At the conclusion of the parade, the public is invited to the Dave Diles Park where Santa Claus will also be present, along with treats of cookies, hot chocolate, cider, and popcorn, all free of charge to the public.
In addition, there will also be a short program that includes music by the Meigs High School Marching Band, as well as the Meigs Community Band, and the River City Players and a short performance by the Gallia-Meigs Performing Arts.
The evening will conclude with a group candle lighting to the tune of “Silent Night.”
For more information about this event, please call Brian Conde at 740-992-7114, Mary Wise at 740-992-2675, or Don Stivers at 740-416-3212.
The public is invited to participate in both the parade and the candle lighting. The planning committee consists of Village of Middleport, Middleport Masonic Lodge 363, Riverbend Arts Council, and Middleport Business Association.