ARCANUM — Arcanum Area Business Association’s Winter Lights in Ivester has wrapped up for another year.
The trees were lit and the large centerpiece tree was synchronized to music.
On Saturday evenings, the music could be heard throughout the park, and on other evenings, the music could be heard on a local broadcast on the radio.
Santa was welcomed to town on Dec. 5, and on the 12th free horsedrawn rides from downtown Arcanum to the park and back were provided by Ro-Da-O Farm. There was also hot chocolate and treats available for everyone in the Scout House on the Saturday evenings and a bonfire outside to enjoy.
The final Saturday, Dec. 19, was a new event for the children. A Candy Cane Treasure Hunt was held, where candy canes were hidden throughout the park with prizes attached to them for the kids to find. There were more than 200 prizes and gift certificates available totaling more than $500 donated by numerous Arcanum area businesses including: Greenville National Bank, Second National Bank, Garbig & Schmidt, Lyle Bixler Realty, Troutwine Auto Sales, Keith Troutwine Insurance Agency, Modern Impressions, The Rose Post, The Village Flower Shop, Nancy’s Beauty & Tanning Salon, Sink Jewelers, Picnic’s Pizza & Grille, RJ Warner Insurance, Orme Hardware, Sutton’s Super Value, Cut & Curl, Yes Deere Hair & Nail Boutique, Miller’s Tavern, Belle Fiole Tanning & Spa, and Crème de la Crème Cakery.
Around 100 children showed up with their flashlights to take part in the hunt and all left with a special gift.
The plan is to continue to grow this every year, but help is needed. If anyone would like to donate for next year’s event, new lights and displays can be brought to the Arcanum Village Offices during regular business hours, or financial contributions can be made to the Arcanum Area Business Association, PO Box 112, Arcanum, OH 45304.
For any information concerning this or other events in Arcanum, please visit the Arcanum Area Community Events page on Facebook