File photo, 2017.

Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 10th annual holiday party for all town of Verona residents from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Verona Fire Hall, 5555 Volunteer Ave., Verona.

“The last nine years I’ve held this community event, it’s been a success because of the big crowd of children and adults that attended, as well as the volunteers, businesses and media that helped,” said Scherz. “To my family and me, it’s a Christmas party, as we enjoy celebrating that holiday; however, I call it a holiday party as I want folks who don’t celebrate Christmas to know that they are still welcome to attend.

“Although I’m not finished putting together the complete fun-filled lineup of activities and guests, as with prior years, I plan on having kid-oriented activities, such as arts, crafts, painting, musicians and more. There’ll be storytelling by some special guests, too.

“Family-oriented fun will continue to be part of this holiday event, including face painting by Bingo The Clown, singing by my kids and even a musical performance by a veteran who recently performed at the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

“Hopefully, Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to attend. I also want people to know that as with the last nine years I’ve held this event, no town funds are being used for it whatsoever, as this is not a government-based event. I encourage all residents of Verona, no matter what your age is, to stop by and take part in the festivities.”

The holiday party for all town of Verona residents has free admission and snacks will also be available. If able, attendees are asked to bring a canned good, as a collection will be taken and given to the Verona Food Pantry.

For more information, visit, email Fritz at or call 315.363.3509.

Any business wishing to make a donation are asked to contact Fritz at the information immediately above.

By martha

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