Snow adds to Christmas on Main

Camden Scott picks up his passport during Christmas on Main St. at the Cridersville Fire Department on Saturday. Participants visited 12 businesses along Main St. in Cridersville, getting their passport stamped at each stop.
Staff Writer

Saturday’s snow showers may not have been good for traveling, but it made for a perfect atmosphere for the villages’s annual Christmas on Main festivities. Children and adults alike waddled down the snowy sidewalks from business to business, getting their passports stamped at each stop.

The event, put on by the Cridersville Lions Club, isn’t just to get people out into local businesses, it’s about bringing the community together.

“It’s amazing what a small town can do,” Lions Club President Stacey Cook, said about the event, which saw families pack into the Cridersville Fire Station in spite of the less than ideal weather.
The morning long celebration was the result of a coordinated effort from groups and individuals all over town.

“We could not do this without the sponsorship of the businesses. We had several businesses that stepped up to the plate with donating money,” Cook said. “This has been the best year for raising money that they’ve donated to us, and all of that money goes right to the prizes, it doesn’t go to any type of organizational use or advertising money or anything like that. The full amount of money goes straight into those prizes.”

The Fire Department also...