Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to take their own photos of children with Santa at MCVIC between 4-7 p.m. Friday, according to Ann Miller, director of the Center.
Also on Friday night, American Legion Post 83, Mathews will hold its tree lighting, dinner and Christmas party beginning at 6 o’clock at the post headquarters on Hookemfair Road.
Saturday’s parade will begin at 1 p.m. from Thomas Hunter Middle School, traveling along Main Street to the Bank of America building. Members of Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop #124 are asking residents to bring canned food items to be collected during the parade; to be donated to Hands Across Mathews. Den leader Bobby Layden said the boys are trying to do a good community service and have fun at the same time by sponsoring the canned food drive.
Layden said parade-goers should keep an eye open for the Troop 124 float and scout troops will be walking along each side of the float to collect the canned goods.