FALCONER - The Falconer Business Association announces the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus to the village of Falconer on Saturday. The annual Santa Parade will step off at 1 p.m. from the Falconer High School and travel Main Street to Davis Street then on to the Santa House on Coleson Drive where Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children. Color Guards from the Henry Mosher Post 638 American Legion will lead the parade. Grand Marshal is Steve Garvey. Mayor Dave Krieg and Chautauqua County Legislator Larry Barmore will also be marching. The Falconer Central School Marching Band and the Fenner Elementary School Fifth Grade Chorus will provide Christmas music. Local fire departments will have trucks and equipment in the parade and Scouts and other children's groups will march.
Anyone wishing to have a float or march may register by calling the Falconer village office at 665-4400 or email FalconerBusinessAs email@example.com. After arriving at the Santa House, Maria Johnson of CVS will take a free photo of each child with Santa. Mike Morton's petting zoo will be on display. Tops Market has donated cookies and cocoa for parade participants and spectators in the Fire Hall dining room. Falconer Kiwanis members will be assisting children with decorating sugar cookies donated by 3C's Catering and will be offering face painting for the kids.
The Falconer Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring a holiday expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on parade day at the Fire Hall on Davis Street.
The Falconer Ross Grange is also hosting a Holiday Happenings Craft Show at the Falcon's Nest Banquet Hall on East Main Street.
The Santa Parade and Santa House have been sponsored by Ames Insurance, Belle View East, Casella Waste Systems Inc., Dependable Auto Transport, DFT Communications, Falconer Funeral Home, Falconer Printing and Design, Falconer Vacuum Shop, Five Star Bank, M&T Bank, Gay Mark Tire & Wheel, Jamestown Container, Northwest Savings Bank, Southern Tier Family Dentistry PC, 3C's Catering, Tony's Shoe Depot, James W. Vanstrom and Company, and Z&M Ag and Turf.