This Holiday Display Was Well Worth The Walk

December 8, 2018 GMT

While getting in gear for my new titanium hip to return to work full time, friends invited me to go to Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, 13 miles north of Reading. Had I known that it was a walking experience, I would have dressed a lot warmer. I had thought we could view it from the comfort of our heated car and I would have missed 99 percent of this wonderful experience. The indoor and outdoor Christmas displays were breathtaking; there are more than one million lights. One building caught my eye, giving visitors a brief history of the Christmas wonderland. I was pleasantly surprised and proud — the numerous articles displayed were articles from The Citizens’ Voice. This is the 71st year that the Koziar family has delighted the public with their Christmas Village. If you plan on going, the entire tour takes approximately an hour and a half. It was nearly two hours for me because I didn’t want to miss any displays. I was excited to experience this with my friends and to find out that my new hip is in working order. The best part of all ... a memory was made. Honoring our heroes The Kiwanis Club of Swoyersville has announced a new community program: “Honoring Our Heroes” banners. Banners are available to purchase for $150 complete. These banners are red and blue in color with American Flag details. Banners are two sided and will display a black and white photo of your hero, living or deceased, along with information on their position or rank and dates of service to our country. Banners are available for residents and heroes of all communities. They will be displayed throughout the town of Swoyersville. Your hero banner will be proudly displayed each year from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. For information and order forms, call or text chairwoman Jean Marie at 570-479-0850 or email jmsswoykiwanis1@gmail.com. Deadline for orders is March 2, 2019. Also, check them out on Facebook. Shopping for kids Do your children need to go Christmas shopping? This morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Dana Street Elementary School, 50 Dana St., Forty Fort, all items are $5 or less. Bring the family out to shop. Gift wrapping is free. Make an ornament to decorate the school trees and a card that will be sent out to give some holiday cheer to our military troops. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Christmas at the corner Join in the fun at “Christmas at the Corner” of Main Street and Bennett Street in Luzerne beginning at noon Saturday, Dec. 15. Courtesy of the corner merchants, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there to greet children. Tree lighting is at 4 p.m. on the corner. Free hot chocolate and hot coffee will be served. This event is sponsored by, Posh Puppies, Dead Ahead Gifts, Photography by Christopher Concert and Campas Jeweler. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.