MARGAREVILLE — The Village of Margaretville will kick off the season with a Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 4:30 p.m. The event is being held as part of Shop Small Saturday – designed to encourage residents and visitors to support small businesses.
Organizations, business owners and families are invited to create holiday-themed floats to enter in the parade along Main Street in the village.
The Margaretville Village Board, with assistance from the Margaretville Fire Department, is organizing the parade, a visit from Santa Claus and a tree-lighting at 5:30 p.m. at the small park near the Binnekill complex in the center of town.
Many businesses in the village will be holding sales and/or special attractions as they welcome residents and visitors to Shop Local on Shop Small Saturday. Students are Margaretville Central School are working on a stand to offer food during the parade.
Catskillsair, a local TV and online station, will be filming the festivities. Announcers will be on hand to describe the action on the parade floats.
Margaretville Mayor John Hubbell said his board is using the event as a means of promoting the burgeoning business community in the village, which continues to attract a variety of interesting shop.
“We’re just trying to get people in village for the businesses,” the mayor commented.
Anyone interested in participating in the parade is invited to contact Kendra Hinkley at 845 750-1731, Sarah Hubbell at 845 389-0842, or the village office at 845 586-4418 for details. The parade lineup will begin at 3:30 at Margaretville Central School.