Celoron Holds Christmas Party

CELORON- About 50 people turned up to celebrate an “Olde Fashioned Christmas” in Celoron at Lucille Ball Memorial Park on Sunday.

Started four years ago by former Celoron mayor, John “Jack” Keeney, the party hosted many free events for the people to enjoy. Residents rode on horse-drawn carriages before heading inside for some Christmas music, hot chocolate, coffee and Christmas cookies. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance, as did Dancer the reindeer.

At the end of the evening, Scott Schrecengost, Celoron mayor, chose the best decorated tree by popular vote of those present. The people gave their support to a snowman tree by C & A Auto and Marine, and a Bud Light tree by the Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association.

“We always appreciate the community support,” Schrecengost said.

Schrecengost also announced the winners for the lighting contest: Jim Eck won Best Christmas Theme, Jeff Pawloski won Best Use of Lights and Steve Grundstrom won Best Use of Christmas Characters.