Santa to kick off holidays with visit to Delmont library
Santa is expected to kick off the holiday season by arriving at the Delmont Public Library in a horse-drawn sleigh Nov. 29.
Santa won't be alone. In addition to the elves who usually accompany him to Delmont, bagpiper Paul Thompson will lead children from the out by the tree indoors for hot chocolate, cookies, crafts, activities and, of course, to tell Santa what they'd like for Christmas.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a camera to capture the memories.
Also, the library will collect new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Share the Joy program, which helps Santa distribute gifts to local families.
There is no cost for the event, and all are welcome. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
The library is located at 77 Greensburg St.
MurrysvilleNight of Lights
Murrysville will kick off the holiday season with its annual Night of Lights on Dec. 6.
The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., will be held at Town Square and the First United Methodist Church Annex.
A holiday tree in Town Square will be lit, Santa will visit with the children, and there will be games, crafts, hot drinks and entertainment by the Franklin Regional High School band ensembles.
This year's event includes a food drive to benefit the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, which provides a three-day supply of food to those in need on an individual and emergency basis.
The following items are suggested as donations: soup; crackers; breakfast foods; peanut butter and jelly; pork and beans; beef stew; canned salmon, chicken, tuna and Spam products; canned fruit and vegetables; fruit juice; toiletry items; paper products; boxed dinners; pasta and sauce; and salad dressing. Volunteers will be available at the event to accept any and all donations.
Also, donations to Toys for Tots will also be collected.
New, unwrapped toys will be accepted by members of the Marine Corps League.
For details, call the Murrysville Recreation Department at 724-327-2100, ext. 131 or 115.
The church annex is at 3916 Old William Penn Highway.
Toys for Tots
The Coldwell Banker office in Murrysville is serving as a drop-off location for the Marines Toys for Tots annual toy drive.
People are welcome to drop of a new, unwrapped toy at the office or send it via courier to help with this year's collection.
The office is at 3865 Reed Blvd.
For details about toy drop-offs, call Vince Berruti at 412-389-1202.
For details on the Toys for Tots program, see www.toysfortots.org.
St. Emma Christmas Shoppe
The Benedictine nuns of St. Emma Monastery and Retreat House in Greensburg will hold a Christmas Shoppe this Friday and Saturday.
The event will feature holiday-themed items, homemade baked goods and candies, and food that folks can eat there or get as to-go orders.
The annual fundraiser helps cover the expenses at the nonprofit monastery and retreat center. It runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Prices will be cut in half during the last two hours of the event on Saturday.
The monastery is at 1001 Harvey Ave., Greensburg. For more details, call 724-834-3060 or see www.stemma.org.
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