A Big Day For A Little New York Town

 Santa and Mrs. Claus at the strand.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the strand.

We offer a huge congrats to the organizers of Schroon’s 30th Annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration, which had Main Street hopping  all day Saturday and into the evening.

The event, which featured multiple activities for the entire family, went off smoothly, thanks to the tireless efforts of several folks, led  by chair woman Wendy Ryan and the Executive Director of the Schroon Chamber of Commerce, Tammy Whitty-Brown.

“We had a great team of volunteers who helped pull this together, it was a big group effort,” Wendy told Schroon Laker.

Mother Nature also played a hand, dishing out balmy, Spring like weather. Stores and restaurants were buzzing all day. Visitors and locals alike could easily find their way to the many events, thanks to some top-notch signage.

One of the highlights was the bake sale featuring seven yummy treats, thanks to volunteer bakers who used the kitchen ofthe Northwoods Bread company.

Funds raised will help the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce in promoting Schroon as an all year round tourist destination.

And several hundred dollars were raised at the annual basket and gift raffle at the Chamber, to help kids whose families have fallen on hard times.

There were lines out the door at The Strand Theatre asfamilies waited patiently to see the big guy in red. This year was the first time that Mrs. Claus was on stage with her man.

And the good weather helped bring out about 150 folks for the tree lighting.

Giant Studio Gallery owner Anthony Ruiz said the event was a great way to bring out folks to Main Street.

    Dave Insall playing at the Towne Store.


Dave Insall playing at the Towne Store.

“We’ve had a steady stream in here all day. It’s nice for people to pop in and say hi,” Anthony said. 

Further south on Route 9, Sticks and Stones also noticed a bump in business. “It’s been a busy  day and night for us,” co-owner Gary Tromblee told us.

“When I was downtown earlier, you could really feel a buzz, people were out and having fun.”

What were your favorite memories of the day? Tell us in comments.