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Lisbon prepares for the holidays

Submitted photo Susan Temple, Lisbon councilwoman and a member of the Downtown Beautification Committee, hangs lights on one of the trees on the square in preparation for Saturday’s Christmas activities.

LISBON — Lisbon has a full slate of holiday activities planned for this Saturday, topped by the annual Christmas Parade, Village Mayor Peter Wilson said.

“We have something for everyone,” he said. “The community has really come together.”

The festivities kick off with an All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Italo’s from 9 to 11 a.m. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Children will have a special musical event at the Chamber of Commerce (120 N. Market St.), starting at noon, followed by crafts at 1 p.m. Kids will decorate cookies and have a cocoa bar at 3 p.m.

“We are really grateful to Tammy Virden for putting these kids’ events together,” Wilson said.

The Village Singers are scheduled to give a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church (225 E. Washington Street).

Between 1 and 4 p.m., tables will be set up at the Chamber and near the cannon on the Village Square to allow people to sign holiday greeting cards for veterans and service members.

“Show veterans you care with a Christmas card this holiday season,” said Susan Temple, who is a councilwoman and a member of the Downtown Beautification Committee, which has decorated the downtown. “You only have to supply the address and sign the card. We will supply the stamps.”

At 4:45 p.m., a Christmas story will be told at the Gazebo, followed by the main event, the annual parade at 5 p.m., and the lighting of the Christmas tree, which is sponsored by the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s tree was donated by Mark and Donnie Miller, and the Barborak family will again be providing free hot chocolate during the parade.

The last event of the night will be when the Stage Left Players (234 E. Lincoln Way) present their play “It’s Christmas, Carol” at 7:30 p.m. as part of the festivities.

“So come out this Saturday and enjoy,” Chamber Executive Director Lindsey Smoot said. “Many of our merchants and restaurants will have special offers, so come out and spend some time in the village.”

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