‘Christmas in the Village’ set for Saturday

WELLSVILLE — The second annual “Christmas in the Village” celebration scheduled for Saturday will continue as planned, but most of the events for this year’s festival will be held indoors.

During Tuesday’s Village Council meeting, Councilman John Morrow announced that vendors and most of the events will take place inside the Wellsville Alumni Center.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Moving Wellsville Forward Committee and Extreme Vocal Experience, will feature a large selection of food and craft vendors along with musical performances by students of EVE’s vocal studio and various choirs.

The event will also include a “Little Cindy Lou Who and Little Grinch” contest for children ages 13 and under, a 50/50 raffle, a chance auction and other contests and tables for the children.

Councilwoman Karen Dash applauded the motion to move most of the festival indoors, taking into consideration the conditions for the craft and business vendors.

“I think it’s smart in moving into the Alumni Center too considering the weather,” Dash said. “The temperatures are going to be in the 30s. It’s a little chilly for the vendors to be sitting outside for people to visit them.”

Food vendors, however, will remain outside.

During the meeting, council approved a request to block Main Street from Third to Fourth streets from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., for food trucks and vendors.

The festival will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, and will coincide with the annual Christmas Parade and tree-lighting ceremony, presented by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade will be held at 6 p.m.