POMEROY — Downtown Pomeroy has taken on the look of Christmas with lighted wreaths and swags of greenery on the period lamp posts which line village streets.
Decorated in holiday style are the display windows of merchants. Inside shelves are filled with beautiful things for decorating and gift giving. Last night the kickoff to the holiday shopping season took place with the shop owners’ annual open house observance.
Friday the Pomeroy Merchants Association began decorating for the season. Lending a hand were six Rio Grande Meigs Branch students along with a staff member. Dan Short, president of the Merchants Association, brought in the wreaths wrapped with lights and the greenery ropes, and the volunteers began the process of giving Pomeroy the look of Christmas.
However, trimming the light posts is only the beginning of giving the look of Christmas to the town. Christmas scenes will be erected in the village’s Court Street mini-parks and the iron gates to both will be trimmed with greenery and lights.
As in the past it is expected that the stage area and the two gazebos on the parking lot will be decorated by community churches.
Holding to tradition the “Christmas by the River” themed parade and holiday open houses by the business community will be held on the Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving. The village again this year will be “freeing” the parking meters as a way of encouraging shoppers to spend time browsing and buying from local merchants.