Celebrate the coming holiday season with Hermitage tradition

October 5, 2012 by  

The Hermitage Holiday Light Parade will take place along E. State Street and N. Kenwood Drive next month, with over 15,000 spectators and more than 70 floats expected to take part in the annual parade. Those attending are encouraged to bring bags of non-perishable food items to be given to the Community Food Warehouse.

Participants are eligible to win up to $2,500 in cash and prizes. In order to qualify, floats and participants must exhibit creativity, originality, clever use of lights and music, and follow a holiday theme. Spectators who wish to donate food are advised to leave bags on the road, which will be picked up by walkers taking part in the parade.

Taking part in this would be an excellent team-building possibility for local businesses. They could harness the creativity of their employees for a good cause and also help to increase awareness of their business in the general community. It could even be a competition in which employees compete with ideas and design tips. Employees whose ideas are chosen can receive recognition at their place of work in Hermitage. Local printing companies can also help design and print certificates of merit for those who are chosen, which could then be displayed in a public area of the company.

It all takes place on November 17 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The Community Food Warehouse, located in Farrell, helps to provide food for over 3,000 Mercer County families every month. The warehouse distributes all the food gathered to 36 local agencies.