Celebration continues the next two Fridays

Shawn Hardy
Angels Sarah Wilhide and Jessica Mumma gave out Hershey’s Kisses during the first night of Heritage Christmas on Friday, Dec. 1. For video, visit echo-pilot.com.

Music filled the air and holiday revelers crowded around Center Square with the first night of Greencastle’s Heritage Christmas on Friday, Dec. 1.

Costumed characters, food and music by community groups and the popular horse and wagon rides were all in order.

In the old bank building on the northwest corner of the Square, Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School fifth-graders raised $725, including a $200 donation from the VFW, to help the Exchange Club provide Christmas presents for needy families. Bundle Up and Read featured new and gently used coats and books sold on a donation basis.

Next door, the room was crowded as Santa sat on a couch in one corner, waiting to hear the wishes of good girls and boys.

Luminaries lit the way to activities not far away, including the open house at the High Line Train Station and decorating gingerbread men, Christmas stories and cookies and hot chocolate at the Church of the Brethren.

The celebration continues the next two Fridays and more information is available from the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610 or visit www.greencastlepachamber.org

Friday Nights in the Square

Dec. 8, & 15

Santa Pictures sponsored by F&M Trust located in Off-Center Properties in the Square

Train Display at the High Line Train Station presented by Greencastle Area Youth Foundation

Fresh Popcorn provided by BB&T

Live Wreath Market by Joan Mohn - BillyBeanblossoms

Soup & Hot Dogs courtesy of the Boy Scouts (Free-will donation to the Greencastle Food Pantry)

S’mores courtesy of Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center

Cookies, Hot Chocolate & Cider courtesy of Otterbein United Brethren In Christ Church

J&M BBQ on sale located on South Carlisle St.

Photo Op by A.Y.S.O.

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce Selfie Spot

Window Walk through Downtown, vote for your favorite (Ballots available in the Holiday House)

Children’s Activities at Greencastle Church of the Brethren, including Cookie Decorating, Face Painting, Reindeer Food & Card

Favorite Christmas Characters: Apple Annie, Uncle Bean and the Christmas Angel and more!

Horse & Wagon Rides sponsored by Keystone Ford

Friday, Dec. 8 

Entertainment sponsored by First Community Bank of Mercersburg

Will Taylor reads Christmas stories from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at Greencastle Church of the Brethren

Barb & Friends Puppets perform at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Greencastle Church of the Brethren

St. Maria Goretti Chorus performs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fran Kenawell State Farm

Calvary Mennonite Choir performs at Fran Kenawell State Farm

Light It Up Contest sponsored by Corning Credit Union begins Dec. 8. Voting ends Dec. 18.

Saturday, Dec. 9 

Free Holiday Decorating Demonstration presented by Nancy L. Smith at the shop

9 a.m. Large Outdoor Arrangements

10 a.m. Centerpieces

Sunday, Dec. 10 

Heritage Christmas Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 

Entertainment sponsored by M&T Bank

Grace United Church of Christ hands out bags of cookies in the Square.

G-AHS Band performs at Greencastle Church of the Brethren from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cookies & drinks for free-will donation.

Brandt’s Church Handbell Choir performs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fran Kenawell State Farm

Washington-Franklin County Mennonite Choir performs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Fran Kenawell State Farm

Growing With Music performs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fran Kenawell State Farm