Comforting feeling

Staff reports

There’s no doubt that we could all use a warm, comforting feeling as we begin the final month of a challenging 2009. A trip through Greencastle’s square can provide just that.

We’ve seen changes in our Greencastle-Antrim community during the past 11 months, and many things have stayed the same. We managed to pause and still give thanks as that holiday greeted us. A couple of new traditions continued over the Thanksgiving weekend with the Greencastle-Antrim Turkey Trot and the Gridiron Great Classic, a Greencastle-Antrim alumni football game. It appeared that many had a good time.

And our Center Square is once again aglow with lights. Some say that the Christmas season started too soon. The Christmas parade is over. Santa has already come to town. Special treats have been given to children by the Lions Club. But we have appreciated that there has been a shine on the square and that it radiates 24 hours a day. That is especially true with so many cloudy days of late.

Thanks to the Borough of Greencastle for funding the lighting and thanks to the person who suggested that the lights stay on 24 hours. Heritage Christmas begins this Friday, Dec. 4. Come, enjoy the glow.