(Massena) Children and adults turned out in Massena for the Chambers inaugural Christmas Lighted Parade on Saturday night.
“This was a first for Massena,” said City Councilman and Chamber member Jack Bissell. “We had every business participating and when we popped over Main Street, your eyes start watering to see all the community support.”
Bissell says Massena has a progressive Chamber of Commerce led by Peg Wheatley and a young group if City Councilman looking toward the future. The event was also a celebration of the completion of the City’s Main Street project. This project is all part of a new facelift for Main Street which includes; new pavement, new lighting, new curb appeal, and new foliage, along with other improvements. “We see the future and we want the kids to come back and see it too,” stated Bissell. “We want young people back in town. This keeps the schools and daycare’s going and keep the businesses thriving.”
Massena City Councilman Doug Venteicher says it was great to see all the people lined up along the streets. ”All the businesses got involved, and decorated their storefronts with lights and decorations,” said Venteicher. “It was great to see everyone get involved.”
Besides the parade, children visited with Santa Claus at the Barber Shop, there were games at the Lions Legion Hall and the Library hosted an open house and soup supper.