GENESEO – Main Street Geneseo looked its best on Saturday as dozens of caroling voices lifted into the night sky, and the shining trees in the bear fountain sprang into brilliant color.
The long procession of carolers headed straight to the heart of Geneseo and stood in a briefly closed Main Street at 6:00 p.m. as Mayor Richard Hatheway gave a short speech to commend the tremendous community effort that made this year’s lights and festival possible, with special kudos to the Geneseo Merchants Association (GMA).
“The Geneseo Merchants Association was the driving force behind all this,” said Mayor Hatheway. “The lights on the poles and the trees are all thanks to them and the support of this community, so thank you.”
Santa Claus himself came out to hear the beautiful songs, and later met kids with Mrs. Claus at Touch of Grayce gifts and crafts shop on Main Street. Grayce McLaughlin, owner of Touch of Grayce, said that she appreciates all the bright faces that come out this time of year, and didn’t hesitate to ask a few of them how their meeting with Santa went.
The Geneseo Merchants Association, along with the Rotary Club, made huge contributions to fundraising and community planning for the lighted garlands on the light poles on Main Street, the decorated trees in the fountain, the ChristmaSing, and the window displays in Main Street’s shops.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photos by Conrad Baker.