Ardmore Crazy For Claus During First Friday

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It was a jolly old elf named Kris Kringle who came to town on a shiny red fire truck during the Dec. 3 First Friday Main Line.

Santa Claus was a big hit on Schauffele Plaza, where Ardmore’s tree, courtesy of Schreiner Tree Care Specialists, was lit and the little angels from Regina Angelorum Academy serenaded the crowd with festive Christmas music.

After sitting on Santa’s lap, many children went onto the Ardmore Initiative where they made holiday ornaments and checked out a beautiful book by author Leslie Ehrin, who was there representing herself and her mother, illustrator Lois Ehrin, during a book signing of their new book, Just About A Year: All About Seasons.

Visitors to Ardmore were also treated to traditional Christmas caroling courtesy of Jason Guynes of Ardmre and his congregation at 6:8 Community of Faith, and even more music was in the air in Past*Present*Future where Wayne Harvey & Friends were performing music of the season featured on their CD “Peace on Your Way”.  The proceeds of this CD benefits the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

Ardmore was dressed in her festive best as people strolled in and out of the shops and restaurants, and with the seasonal nip in the air and the echo of jingle bells, you could not but help get into the holiday spirit.

A final note? Throughout downtown Ardmore there are boxes set up to take donations for ElderNet.  Please think of those less fortunate this holiday season and consider a donation to non profits like our beloved local ElderNet, found on the web at www.eldernetonline.org .

As W.T. Ellis once said, “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. “  – on Friday December 3rd, a little bit of that Christmas magic visited downtown Ardmore.

This was the last First Friday Main Line of 2010 and all the volunteers who make the magic happen thank everyone in the community for their continued support. More information on First Friday Main Line can be found at www.firstfridaymainline.com .