DelawaReads and Gives First Friday!
sponsored by The Delaware County Library
Click here for a list of Donation Stations Please make sure your donations are NEW ITEMS
Beginning with November’s First Friday and continuing throughout the month, downtown “donation station” stores will accept new gifts, books, clothing, or toys for infants through adults for the Common Ground Free Store’s “Miracle on William Street” event. This annual event on Dec. 6-7 provides a festive atmosphere at William Street United Methodist Church for parents and children to shop for new Christmas gifts at no charge to Free Store families.
On Nov. 24 at 3 p.m., festive floats will line the street for the annual Christmas Parade. This year, floats will be decorated with a “Toy Story” theme. Downtown vendors participating in a window-decorating contest will unveil their classic, contemporary, or quirky holiday designs for the enjoyment of parade-attendees.
December’s First Friday continues the tradition of the tree-lighting ceremony, Santa House, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Fire barrels and hundreds of luminaries will line the streets of historic downtown Delaware along with carolers and other holiday treats. All events are free of charge.