Christmas on the Square near


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



Wendy Carpenter, at left, will provide horse-drawn carriage rides around historic Sunbury Square throughout the evening of Dec. 3, the Christmas on the Square Celebration in Sunbury.


Other activities

Volunteers are needed to assist with the various Christmas on the Square festivities, Saturday, December 3rd, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. in these capacities:

Lighted Parade - 6 to assist with organization on Burrer Drive beginning at approx. 4:45 p.m.; parade to commence at 5:30 p.m.

Donut Eating contest - 2-3 to assist Shawn Walker of Table Rock Construction; this fun event to take place directly after Lighted Parade between 6-6:30 p.m.

Maintenance & grounds clean-up during & directly after event - 10 or more from 4:30-8:30/9 p.m.

Please email the Chamber at: john@sunburybigwalnutchamber.com or call the office @ 740-965-2860 if you’d like to help out!

FOOD DRIVE - Big Walnut Friends Who Share will spearhead the annual food drive at Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 3rd, collecting non-perishable food items; BWFWS will be in the Lighted Parade with four shopping carts provided by Sunbury Kroger and immediately following the parade will place one on each corner of Sunbury Square for food collection during the evening’s festivities.

BLANKET DRIVE - Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce member Table Rock Construction, located at 28 East Cherry St. on Sunbury Square will spearhead the holiday Blanket Drive; NEW blankets can be dropped off at Table Rock, running now through Friday, December 2nd, 2016; the new blankets will be donated to Open Shelter in Columbus; please contact Shawn Walker @ Table Rock Construction, 740-965-8230 for any further details.

COAT DRIVE - The Sunbury Lions Club & Big Walnut LEO Club is spearheading the Coat Drive running now through Thursday, December 15th, 2016; please drop off any coats, new or used, to the following locations: Big Walnut High School, Room 115, Big Walnut Printing, 16 Rainbow Avenue, Sunbury, Oh 43074,

The Sunbury Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale on the Square, beginning Monday, 11/28/16.

The LEO Club will be collecting coats during the Christmas on the Square festivities, Saturday, 12/3/16, from 5:30- 8 p.m.; Coats will be cleaned by Sunbury Cleaners & donated to Big Walnut Friends Who Share and Faith Mission Church.

The Village of Sunbury’s 35th Annual Christmas on the Square Celebration, scheduled for 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 3, is only a few short weeks away, and it’s not too late to plan a float or other parade entry for this year’s popular Big Walnut area Christmas gala.

Christmas on the Square will feature a 5:30 p.m. Lighted Christmas Parade (parade stages at 5 p.m. at Burrer Drive), visits with Santa, Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, a Holiday Open House for Local Merchants around Sunbury Village Square, and a Donut Eating Contest.

Other Christmas on the Square highlights include ice sculpting, the Forman Realtors Cookie & Candy Contest, the Forman Realtors Beard and Mustache Championship, and the Sunbury Lions Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale, with proceeds going directly to Big Walnut Friends Who Share.

“The Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to be presenting the 35th Annual Christmas on the Square to the community,” said chamber executive director John Fox. “We’re expecting a record participation for the Holiday Open House this year from the businesses on the square.”

Fox said the chamber is especially excited to be able to invite people in out of the cold and show off the chamber of commerce office and meeting space where the Holiday Craft & Gift Fair will be held. The Chamber of Commerce is located at 39 East Granville Street, on the south side of Sunbury Village Square.

“We’re still accepting registrations for the annual lighted parade that will kick off the evening’s festivities,” Fox said.

More information about this year’s lighted parade and a registration form can be found at < SunburyBigWalnutChamber.com > or call the chamber office at 614-965-2860.

Wendy Carpenter, at left, will provide horse-drawn carriage rides around historic Sunbury Square throughout the evening of Dec. 3, the Christmas on the Square Celebration in Sunbury.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/11/web1_SantaSaysa.jpgWendy Carpenter, at left, will provide horse-drawn carriage rides around historic Sunbury Square throughout the evening of Dec. 3, the Christmas on the Square Celebration in Sunbury.

By Lenny C. Lepola

newsguy@ee.net

Other activities

Volunteers are needed to assist with the various Christmas on the Square festivities, Saturday, December 3rd, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. in these capacities:

Lighted Parade – 6 to assist with organization on Burrer Drive beginning at approx. 4:45 p.m.; parade to commence at 5:30 p.m.

Donut Eating contest – 2-3 to assist Shawn Walker of Table Rock Construction; this fun event to take place directly after Lighted Parade between 6-6:30 p.m.

Maintenance & grounds clean-up during & directly after event – 10 or more from 4:30-8:30/9 p.m.

Please email the Chamber at: john@sunburybigwalnutchamber.com or call the office @ 740-965-2860 if you’d like to help out!

FOOD DRIVE – Big Walnut Friends Who Share will spearhead the annual food drive at Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 3rd, collecting non-perishable food items; BWFWS will be in the Lighted Parade with four shopping carts provided by Sunbury Kroger and immediately following the parade will place one on each corner of Sunbury Square for food collection during the evening’s festivities.

BLANKET DRIVE – Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce member Table Rock Construction, located at 28 East Cherry St. on Sunbury Square will spearhead the holiday Blanket Drive; NEW blankets can be dropped off at Table Rock, running now through Friday, December 2nd, 2016; the new blankets will be donated to Open Shelter in Columbus; please contact Shawn Walker @ Table Rock Construction, 740-965-8230 for any further details.

COAT DRIVE – The Sunbury Lions Club & Big Walnut LEO Club is spearheading the Coat Drive running now through Thursday, December 15th, 2016; please drop off any coats, new or used, to the following locations: Big Walnut High School, Room 115, Big Walnut Printing, 16 Rainbow Avenue, Sunbury, Oh 43074,

The Sunbury Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale on the Square, beginning Monday, 11/28/16.

The LEO Club will be collecting coats during the Christmas on the Square festivities, Saturday, 12/3/16, from 5:30- 8 p.m.; Coats will be cleaned by Sunbury Cleaners & donated to Big Walnut Friends Who Share and Faith Mission Church.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.