Community invited to Merrysville for the Holidays festivities

MARYSVILLE The city of Marysville invites you and your family to step into a winter wonderland of holiday fun, food, music and a parade of lights during the 19th Annual Merrysville for the Holidays winter festival from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 in Comeford Park.
The free festival gets under way at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Electric Lights Parade, a flotilla of vehicles and floats decked out in glistening holiday lights that will make its way along State Avenue, arriving at the center of activities in Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave. This years parade starts from Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. The Parade Grand Marshal will feature Alice Corsino, a friendly face and tireless longtime volunteer at the Ken Baxter Senior Community Center. Corsino is a Seattle-born world traveler who worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury processing war bonds and other activities before moving to Marysville in November 1996. Since calling Marysville home, she has stepped to volunteer with a variety of groups.
Immediately following the parade, the lighting of the water tower will officially welcome the start of the holiday season in Marysville. Musical entertainment features the tropical holiday sounds of the Bakra Bata Steel Drum Band from 7-7:45 p.m. Bring a camera for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will make a special appearance at the end of the parade.
Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew invites families, individuals and groups to watch and participate in this annual festival and parade.
We are proud to bring this annual holiday event to help families in our community kick off the holiday season in the spirit of fun and giving, Ballew said. So dress warm, and be prepared for a spectacular evening in downtown Marysville.

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