Come Home To Galion set for Saturday

By Chris Pugh -

Santa Claus will appear Saturday at the Come Home to Galion parade.

A weather forecast at 50 degrees on Saturday has “Come Home to Galion,” organizers hopeful for a big crowd.

The event includes:

1 p.m. – Community activities including Library Open House, Carriage and Wagon Rides, Ice Sculptors, Comfort Foods Court, Brownella Cottage Tours, Live Nativity and Gill House Tours and “Frozen at the Gill” event

4:30 p.m. – Parade

5:15 p.m. – Community Tree Lighting

5:30 p.m. – Santa House Ribbon Cutting

In addition, the Brush and Palette Art Gallery, 114 Harding Way E., will hide elves in Uptowne Galion shops and restaurants, Brownella Cottage and the Gill House between 1-4 p.m.

The trail starts at Galion Public Library and participants will receive a list of businesses where the rest of the elves are hiding.

When the child finds eight elves, they will receive a kit to make an elf ornament at the Brush and Palette Art Gallery, located behind Heritage Home Goods.

All children who participate in this elf hunt must be accompanied by an adult.

The parade will include the following entries (the final order has not been released):

* Parade Marshalls

* Color Guard

* Grace Point Church

* Cycling Sports Center

* WQEL Radio

* Galion High School Marching Band

* Young’s Tree Service

* Crawford County Jr Fair Royalty Court

* Chris Scheifer Insurance

* Mark A Schneider Funeral Home

* Galion Rotary

* Flower Cart Florist

* Galion Alumni Band

* Santa Claus

* Tigerettes

* Southern Title & The Gill House

* Eagle Dance Center

* Pioneer Career and Technology Center

* My Floors by Prints and Paints

* Humane Society serving Crawford County

* Sara Beegle Child Care Center

* Galion Historical Society

* Magnolia Terrace/ Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes on South Market Street

* Kiwanis

* Galion Community Theater

* Iberia Volunteer Fire Depa

* Girl Scout Troop 1919

* St. Joseph School

* Signature Healthcare of Galion

* Galion Fire Department

* Cub Scout Pack No. 315

* Crawford County Sheriff

* State Highway Patrol

* Galion Police Department

* State Farm

* Coloring Contest winners

* Galion Public Library

Santa Claus will appear Saturday at the Come Home to Galion parade. Claus will appear Saturday at the Come Home to Galion parade.

By Chris Pugh