Decorating Day this weekend

PINE PLAINS — The town will celebrate its 24th Town Decorating Day at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 28.

The event, as always, is free to the public. However, Pine Plains Business Association member Ibis Guzman stressed that this has been due to the “great generosity of the local community.�

This year’s parade route will be different. While it still starts at Stissing Mountain Middle/High School, the parade will bear left onto Route 199 and then bear right onto Route 82. The parade will then conclude at the Pine Plains Firehouse.

The parade will begin at 5 p.m., and anyone interested in marching should be at the high school and ready to go by 4:30 p.m. It is suggested that information about your group and float be written on an index card so it can be read aloud as the parade passes through the center of town.

The Pine Plains Business Association is looking for donations to help offset the costs of running Decorating Day. Checks should be made payable to PPBA Christmas Fund and may be mailed to the Pine Plains Business Association, PO Box 651, Pine Plains, NY 12567. Guzman can be reached at 518-398-5500.

And as always, hot chocolate and cookies will be available in the tent next to the Stissing House. Santa and his reindeer will likely make an appearance as well.

“Amazingly, the event seems to grow every year, and we are happy to be a part of it,� Guzman said.

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