Lindsay Richards with son, Connor, at the 2019 Tree Lighting.

MADRID   Madrid Twp. will start the holiday season off with a tree lighting at the Madrid Historical Society schoolhouse on Saturday, December 4, 6:00 PM, located on the corner of Reeds Mill and Schoolhouse Roads.  Gathering outdoors by the tree, there will be refreshments, decorating and caroling, weather permitting. (Rain/snow date, December 5, same time.) All are welcome!! The following Saturday, December 11, Santa will be handing out gift bags next to the tree between 10:30 and 11:00 AM.  Children who live in Madrid up to age 10 are eligible to receive a gift bag.  Preregistration is required.

Madrid’s community Christmas celebration concludes with the Christmas Candlelight Service at Reeds Mill Church, 995 Reeds Mill Road at 3:00 on Sunday, December 19.  The service includes caroling and the reading of the Christmas story.  Reeds Mill Church, the only church ever built in Madrid, is a one room, electricity-free worship center constructed in 1892.  Original kerosene lamps and plenty of candlelight cast the perfect lighting for a Christmas service in this historical setting.

Please call 639-2713 for more information about any of these events and to preregister for the Children’s Christmas Gift Bags.  (We need to get some information to Santa…)

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