Holidays kick into gear this weekend

November 22, 2013 by  

Just 20 minutes from Deer Park are several holiday events residents can attend this weekend.

For starters, in Farmingdale, the annual Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade will start at noon at the Northside School tomorrow. This year’s procession will feature the Daler Kickline, the Hardscrabble Girl Scouts, and the Farmingdale Public School marching band.

After the parade down Main Street, Santa will visit with kids on the Village Green. St. Nick will be distributing candy and posing for photos.

The Marines Toys for Tots Foundation will be collecting new unwrapped toys for children this holiday season. Collection boxes will be located at Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, as well as other facilities in the town of Oyster Bay.

Also tomorrow, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, will be the 25th Annual Christmas Craft Fair organized by the Daughters of Mary at the Hicksville Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 350 South Broadway in Hicksville. For those who do not have anyone to buy for this holiday season, this is a chance to share the holiday spirit.

Available items include homemade sweets by the sisters, such as fudge, jellies, and cinnamon rolls. Other booths will offer crafts, wreaths, ornaments, wood items, crocheted items, books, clothing, and recordings by the sisters.

Santa is in for a busy day and will be available again to talk to the children and pose for photos. There will also be games, a snack bar, and hourly raffles.

All proceeds will benefit the Saint Pius V School in Melville. Flyer printing and postcard printing are just two of the ways many nonprofits get the word out about local events to residents and donors.