Jefferson Hills holiday event at library
By Laura Van Wert
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
Photos with Santa Claus and a toy donation will highlight Monday night's holiday celebration in Jefferson Hills.
The Jefferson Hills Public Library will hold the 11th annual Holiday Celebration on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the municipal building, 925 Old Clairton Road.
“It grows every year,” said Karen Green, who along with her husband, Mayor Michael Green, helps to plan the event.
Highlights of the event include lighting the 15 Christmas trees and decorations around the building; photographs with Santa Claus; story time with Mrs. Claus, refreshments and children's crafts. The event is open to the public and free.
Last year, about 200 children took photos with Santa.
“I just think it's something you can go to with your neighbors,” Karen Green said. “I expect to see a lot of new faces, too.”
The Greens spent about 30 hours decorating the municipal building for the event earlier this month. The decorations all are donations from residents and contributions from borough council, Karen Green said.
Likewise, the holiday celebration also is the first day that the Jefferson Hills police will accept donations for their sixth annual toy drive. Donations should be new toys in the original packaging, not gift wrapped, for children up to 10 years old.
Donations will be accepted until Dec. 9. The gifts will be distributed to families in mid-December, Karen Green said.
Those wanting to receive the donations should fill out a request form at the police department or call the mayor's hotline at 412-653-0979, Karen Green said. Recipients are not limited to Jefferson Hills residents.
“Jefferson Hills is always perceived as being more affluent ... but it has families that don't have the means,” Karen Green said. “Every kid should have Christmas.”
The toy drive helps an average of 60 children per year, Karen Green said.
Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
- Three ejected after Pirates, Brewers brawl
- Starkey: Penguins’ arrogance astounding
- Egg decorating turns to fight, charges in Brookline, police say
- Cool chemistry: Programs at Springdale library take inspiration from late science professor
- Plum man revels in Keystone hall of fame induction
- Choral concerts planned in Dawson church
- Six NA students finalists in Musical Kids competition
- Bridge work planned for Route 68 in Brady’s Bend
- Study to target pool use at Belmont Complex
- Hillside repairs to cost $35K more than expected