Dunbar plans Christmas events
Children can plan to have a good time in Dunbar on Saturday when the annual Christmas celebration is held at Dunbar Community Park, later moving to the library.
“Dunbar Borough Council has held the event for several years, and last year we had 50-75 children there,” event organizer and Council President Norm Gordon said. “We will have games, refreshments, and the highlight is when Santa arrives on the tour train. We are working with the library so that the kids can go from the park activities to see a movie there.”
The fun will begin 3 p.m. at Dunbar Community Park. There will be small prizes given at the games, and refreshments for the kids will be free.
“We want to give children a lifelong memory, that is our concept for the event,” Gordon said. “We want them to grow up with fond memories of their childhood, including an event such as this. That is our goal. We hope that the fun of the day will be an experience they can carry with them.”
There will be a campfire around which children can sing Christmas carols. Santa will arrive on the tour train. Children may visit with him onboard.
“We really want the kids to look back and remember this as a really cool experience they were able to have — a childhood memory that is special, that will last longer than a new toy they might receive during the holidays,” Gordon said.
After Christmas in the park, children will be able to go straight to the Dunbar Community Free Library for a fun family Christmas movie about trains. They can bring or wear their pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow.
“We recently held a free movie night and had a few children,” library coordinator Sandy Rosensteel said. “Saturday evening we are expecting to have a crowd with Girl Scout troops from Lemont Furnace and Dunbar planning to attend and the kids who are coming from the afternoon activities in the park.”
The library will open at 5:30 p.m. that day. Family Movie Night begins at 6 p.m. An adult must accompany the children.
“The movie is free, but donations are always appreciated,” Rosensteel said. “Children get popcorn and drinks at no charge. The borough donated little Hugs and cheese curls. I bought a popcorn maker that looks like an old-fashioned wagon. We might order pizza.
“This is a fun way for families to get into the Christmas spirit. We're trying to get more people into the library,” she added.
To find out the movie title, call the library at 724-277-4775. For more information about Dunbar Community Free Library, visit its Facebook page.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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