Come Home to Galion a holiday success


Annual event draws crowd

By A.J. Kaufman - For the Inquirer



There were many involved with the Come Home to Galion event.

There were many involved with the Come Home to Galion event.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Children had fun ice skating.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

The ice skaing rink was a popular attraction.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Come Home to Galion occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

There were lots of goodies at the event.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

There was a special tree lighting ceremony.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Come Home to Galion was enjoyed by all.


Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

GALION-Seasonal temperatures greeted hundreds of patrons at the annual Come Home to Galion event throughout the city on Dec. 3.

The parade began in historic Heise Park, then headed to Harding Way, and turned toward the square.

The annual parade was marshaled by 96-year-olds Ruth Ricker Ritchey and Marge Staub Shaffer. Both women graduated from Galion High School in 1944.

After the traipse through town concluded, Roary the Tiger from Galion schools lit the city’s Christmas tree.

The newest attraction this year was an iceless ice skating rink, which closed out the evening.

“Despite the cold, early rain and wind, Saturday’s events were very well attended,” Galion-Crestline Chamber Executive Director Miranda Jones, who chaired the event, noted. “The parade drew a wonderful crowd Uptowne and the ice kkating rink was a hit! Come Home to Galion is a wonderful holiday tradition that I am thankful I get to help continue.”

There were many involved with the Come Home to Galion event.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06384.jpgThere were many involved with the Come Home to Galion event. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Children had fun ice skating.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06391.jpgChildren had fun ice skating. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

The ice skaing rink was a popular attraction.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06392.jpgThe ice skaing rink was a popular attraction. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Come Home to Galion occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06394.jpgCome Home to Galion occurred on Saturday, Dec. 3. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

There were lots of goodies at the event.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06395.jpgThere were lots of goodies at the event. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

There was a special tree lighting ceremony.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06397.jpgThere was a special tree lighting ceremony. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer

Come Home to Galion was enjoyed by all.
https://www.galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2022/12/web1_DSC06399.jpgCome Home to Galion was enjoyed by all. Photos by Brandon Little Galion Inquirer
Annual event draws crowd

By A.J. Kaufman

For the Inquirer