Holidays in the Valley

As Thanksgiving, ended Glen Rock was in full swing toward Christmas.  The day after Christmas, the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Co. opened its annual train display.  Therefore, I decided that maybe if I visited the display and the Christmas tree lighting I would get into the Christmas spirit.  Over the weeks, I watched as the men came and went.  They were greasing the engines and getting things together. A friend and I visited the train display on Sunday afternoon.  WOW, I had been in that room many times but what a transformation it made in the light.  The mini display and the Polar Express displays were my favorite.  After devouring the delicious peanut butter fudge, we strolled to the tree lighting event.  The Chandeliers out did themselves.  Even the crowd sang along with the students.  Then the fire engine arrived with the guest of honor. The squeals of delight told everyone that Santa arrived.  1.2.3 ……..yelled the crowd.  The lights lit and the holiday season was ushered into the valley.

The days that followed the borough staff hung the beautiful poinsettias decorations on the poles throughout the town.  As I drive through town, I am mesmerized by the light displays that were being put up at each home.  A visit to Flowers by Cindy leaves one breathless.  The scents alone are heavenly.  Stop bye to get that centerpiece for Christmas dinner.  Wetzel’s is right across the street to pick up the fixings for dinner and holiday baking supplies.  However, if you want to go out for dinner, you will have to decide between Glen Rock Mill Inn and the Pizzeria because the Great American Melting pot closed after Thanksgiving.  If you can wait until New Year ’s Day, the Fire Company will be holding its holiday dinner.  Nevertheless, if all else fails head up the trail to Brown’s Farm Market, the treats there are always to die for.  Remember, the diet starts January 2nd.

Holiday events are everywhere.  The Southern School District is host to many Holiday pageants and Music concerts.  Just check their website.  The local churches are another great venue for holiday events.  Some have had holiday bazaars.  Zion Lutheran will have a Christmas Eve service, which then moves to the Christmas tree to hear the Glen Rock Carolers begin their tradition of walking the streets of Glen Rock regaling the citizens with songs of yester year until 7am.  Immanuel UMC will be having a live nativity on December 17th.  They are also hosting an Operation Christmas shop at the ambulance club until December 16th for those who need some gifts. 

Well, from the cookie walk to Mrs. Santa’s story time at Arthur Hufnagel Library, Glen Rock is bustling with holiday cheer and fond wishes.  SO, put on your Sunday best, stop by the Barber Shop for that last minute touch up, and head out to partake in the joyous activities around the Glen Rock area.

We here at Arthur Hufnagel Public Library wish you and yours a happy and joyous Holiday Season.