The second annual Cahoon Christmas event at Cahoon Memorial Park on Dec. 7 ushered in the season for children of all ages with crafts, treats, Christmas carols and– of course! – Santa Claus. The festive afternoon included ornament crafts at the Bay Village Branch Library table and homemade baked goods and gifts from the Bay Village Women's Club, Village Project, Bay Village Historical Society and DAR. Devon Gess directed the Bay High Choraleers in a selection of Christmas songs that had the audience tapping their toes and clapping their hands.
Santa arrived in a Bay fire truck, and called in all of the kids around him for a "big Bay Village hug." He proceeded inside the Community House where Tom Meyrose read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and then took a seat in his red velvet chair to greet every child.
Rose Hill Museum was open for tours and also had on display the entries in the gingerbread house competition. Participants included Luke Smillie (grade 1); Sacha Jones (grade 1) and Maia Jones (grade 3); Becky Walker (grade 4); Elizabeth Haas (grade 4); and Will Leamon and Sam Gepparth (grade 7).
The afternoon was capped with the lighting of the Bay Village Christmas tree.