Family briefs: Santa Claus to herald in the holidays Dec. 1 in Oak Harbor

Press Staff Writer

        The holiday season will kick off in Oak Harbor on Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:15 p.m. when Santa’s friends from the Portage District Fire Department guide him through the streets of the village.
        At 6 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Log Cabin to light the village Christmas tree and to visit with youngsters.
        New this year, for the first three Fridays in December (Dec. 1, 8 and 15), children will have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish lists with Santa at the Log Cabin from 6-8 p.m. After their visit with Santa, kids will receive a punch card good for cookies, cocoa and crafts at downtown businesses. Those who participate in all activities will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Chamber gift certificate. The drawing will be held Monday, Dec. 18.
E. Toledo Holiday Parade
        The East Toledo Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 2. The theme for this year’s parade is “Winter Wonderland.”
        The parade will step off at 11 a.m. at S. Ravine Parkway, and will continue to East Broadway, to Starr Avenue and on to Main Street.
        Interested groups, clubs, bands, churches, scout packs/troops and sports teams are invited to participate. Registration is required by Monday, Nov. 20. To register or for more information, call the East Toledo Family Center at 419-691-1429.
Breakfast with Santa
        The Oregon-Northwood Rotary will present Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8-10 a.m. at Clay High School, 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
        Join Santa for breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. There will also be photo opportunities, crafts, a storytime, a bike raffle and more.
        Tickets are $5. For more information, visit
Call for bakers
        Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society is asking those who like to bake to donate cookies and baked goods for the upcoming “Community Christmas”  celebration.
        The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at the society’s newly acquired First St. Mark's Education Center. “We are in need of individual cookies for the children who will be visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus,” said Michelle Quilter, OJHS president. “We also need items for our bake sale.”
        For more information or to donate cookies or baked goods, call Kitty Sternberg  at 419-902-5149 or Jane Pasztor 419-343-2827. 
Lace up your skates
        The Ribbon at Glass City Metropark is open and taking reservations. The metropark is located at 1505 Front St., Toledo.
        The 1,000-foot-long ice-skating trail is open every day through Feb. 19, with varying hours depending on the day of the week.
        Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. Visit / to book a 90-minute session or rent a cabana for a party of 10 with bonus benefits.


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