Dundee Touch of Christmas set for Saturday
DUNDEE--Dundee's annual Touch of Christmas celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Seneca Street Park. The celebration immediately follows the Magic of the Season Holiday parade, which is expected to start at 5:30 p.m. The parade begins on Harpending Avenue, winds through the village, and concludes at the park.
"My motto is leave your wallets at home and come enjoy the holiday," said Judy Duquette, chairperson and village trustee. "Bring your family out. Gather with friends and neighbors, and enjoy a fun evening."
Touch of Christmas is unique because everything is free, according to Duquette, who credits many, including downtown business owners, for making the event possible. This year, attendees will be treated to fried dough from the Boy Scouts, chili from the fire department, hot dogs from the Rotary Club, homemade Christmas cookies from Team Charlie, along with sausage bites, hot chocolate, coffee, and the event's famous water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. A live nativity scene will be presented by the Crystal Valley Mennonite School and Church, and DJ Greg Dibble will entertain with sounds of the season.
The fire department will deliver Santa to the Park, where he will distribute presents, including toys, socks, mittens, hats, and fruit, to children. Organizers anticipate having enough gifts for approximately 250 children. Again, a team of volunteers makes the present distribution possible, including support from Our Town Rocks.