Originally published in The Weekly Packet, December 13, 2012
East Blue Hill Village to celebrate holiday
A tradition of many years in the village of East Blue Hill continues to be celebrated at the Community Church even though the church is no longer open for weekly worship services, according to a news release.
On Sunday, December 16, at 5 p.m., residents will gather for a potluck in the Friendship Room of the church. After a dinner of healthy food, they will gather in the sanctuary to sing carols and await the arrival of Santa Claus with gifts for the young people in eighth-grade and younger. Before receiving their own gifts from Santa, children will give gifts of ornaments to the adults present. In the old days, Santa Claus would throw peanuts as he entered, but the cleanup committees of women of the town ended that in the 1960s. This event is directed by a committee of three: Denise Black, Rena Flores and Marge Longwood.
On Wednesday evening, December 19, residents will gather at the East Blue Hill Public Library at 5 p.m. to collect candles and choral books and go forth to sing Christmas carols to people in the village. Carolers will return to the library for chili and cocoa and to thaw out in front of the fieldstone fireplace.
For further information about either event, call Marge Longwood, library director, at 801-0163.