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Holiday parade, other events planned in Mt. Pleasant

| Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7:51 p.m.

The Mt. Pleasant Borough's 2015 Christmas Parade, “It's A Candy Cane Christmas,” will take place Saturday in the borough, according to borough Manager Jeff Landy.

The lineup time for those interested in taking part in the parade will be 10:30 a.m. at Eagle and Main streets, he said.

The parade's start time will be 11 a.m., Landy said.

Following the procession, Santa Claus will be at the gazebo at Veteran's Park, where visitors will be offered free hot chocolate and cookies, he said.

‘Christmas at the Cabins' is set

Beginning at noon, the Mt. Pleasant Area Historical Society's “Christmas at the Cabins” event will be held at the Overly Log House at 422 Washington St., where visitors will be treated to free marshmallows and hot dogs to be roasted over an open fire outside the building, Landy said.

‘Cookie Tour' to be held

Also following Saturday's parade, the Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority will conduct its second “Cookie Tour,” during which businesses will be listed as “Cookie Tour Stops” on a tour map for the business district.

These maps will be available at the tour's starting point at the gazebo.

Businesses will be issued a numbered Cookie Tour Stop sign that will correspond with the map.

This will be placed on the front of the business building.

All participating businesses will bake one kind of cookie for patrons to sample.

Each patron will be allowed to receive one, free cookie at each location on the tour map.

Once each participant visits all the tour stop locations and has completed the tour map, they can complete the registration form to be eligible for a $100 VISA gift card.

The entry box for completed tour maps will be at the gazebo area.

Winners will be notified by phone — all visits will be authenticated.

The contest will close at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Those with questions about the event can contact the authority office at 724-547-0660 or send an email to contact@mountpleasantbda.com.

‘Candlelight Procession' is Sunday

On Sunday, the borough's annual “Candlelight Procession” will be held, with those interested in taking part asked to gather at 4:45 p.m. that day at the borough volunteer fire department's Central Fire Station, he said.

The procession will begin at 5 p.m., as participants will walk together to the gazebo, where WTAE-TV News chief meteorologist Mike Harvey will conduct the ceremonial reading of “'Twas the Night Before Christmas,” along with additional holiday-themed readings by borough council President Joe Bauer; the Rev. Randy Landman, pastor of United Methodist “Town Clock” Church; and the Rev. Rick Kosisko, pastor of Mt. Pleasant's partner parishes of St. Pius X and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Diocese of Greensburg.

Holiday-themed music will be provided by the Mt. Pleasant Area Junior-Senior High School Chorus, and attendees will be offered free hot chocolate and cookies donated by the Knights of Columbus Council 3334.