Councilman Fritz Scherz welcomes Santa Claus to the eighth annual holiday party for town of Verona residents. File photo

Fritz Scherz to hold ninth annual town-wide holiday party

Fred “Fritz” Scherz, Jr., Councilman on the Verona Town Board, will hold his ninth annual holiday party for all town of Verona residents Sunday, Dec. 2, 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 12:30 p.m. from the Verona Fire Hall, going through Virdon Village via Merry Street, east on Route 31 to Main Street past J. D. George Elementary School and onto Volunteer Avenue back to the Verona Fire Hall.

Folks are encouraged to line the parade route to wave to Santa Claus as he makes his way to the event.

“The last eight years I’ve held this community event, it’s been a success because of the big crowd of children and adults who attended, as well as the volunteers, businesses, and media that helped,” said Scherz. “To me, it’s a Christmas party, as my family enjoys 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 & Dingo (clowns) and there will be an increased presence of live music.

“Hopefully, Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to attend. I also want people to know that, as with the last eight 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, 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 details, visit or contact Fritz at or 315.363.3509.

If any businesses want to inquire about making a donation, please contact Fritz.

By martha

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