Christmas coming early to Cobleskill


Christmas is coming early to Cobleskill this year.
Three holiday events--all involving Santa--are happening this weekend, two in the village and one at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.
The first will be the Marines' Toys for Tots train, which will arrive at the Cobleskill Firehouse at 3pm Saturday.
Santa and his Marine helpers will meet with families and hand out toys and other goodies. The train will be on its way at 3:50.
A little more than an hour later, Cobleskill's Christmas parade will step off at 5pm and march to Centre Park for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.
The festival of trees--about 30 trees sponsored by merchants and individuals--will be lighted at the same time.
After the lighting ceremony, Santa and his friends will walk to the porch at Scholet Furniture, where photographer Nancy Brumaghim will take photos of kids with Santa.
The downtown celebration is sponsored by Cobleskill Partnership Inc.
The Cobleskill Rotary Club will host its fourth annual breakfast with Santa starting at 8:30am Sunday at the high school.
Santa will arrive at 9, and all kids will get a free photo with Santa.
There will be a reading center, crafts for kids and auction items.
Admission is $8 per family, and proceeds will go to children's programs in Schoharie County.