Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his 7th Annual Holiday Party for all Town of Verona residents Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Verona Fire Hall (5555 Volunteer Ave.) in Verona.
Preceding the holiday party will be a mini parade starting at 12:30pm from the Verona Fire Hall, going through Virdon Village via Merry St., east on Route 31 to Main Street past J. D. George Elementary School and onto Volunteer Ave. back to the Verona Fire Hall. Folks are encouraged to line the parade route to wave to
Folks are encouraged to line the parade route to wave to Santa Claus as he makes his way to the event.
“The last six 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. “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 a drum workshop hosted by Mike Faraino, drummer from Fritz’s Polka Band.
“There’ll be storytelling by some special guests, too. Family-oriented fun will continue to be part of this holiday event, as there’ll be Magic by Jim Lutz and face painting by Bingo the Clown. Hopefully, Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to attend. I also want people to know that as with the last six 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.