Madison-Plains goes old school for Christmas

The London Olde Fashioned Christmas features multiple kinds of festive holiday activities

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The London Olde Fashioned Christmas features multiple kinds of festive holiday activities

Owen Phillips

Students from several extra-curricular organizations at Madison-Plains volunteered their time and skills to the Olde Fashioned Christmas hosted in London on Monday.

 

The Olde Fashioned Christmas is a festival that has been held every year since 2010 on the first Monday after Thanksgiving in the center of downtown London. The Downtown London Association organizes the event every year. According to its mission statement, the association is “ a non-profit organization looking to keep the Downtown Area beautiful, relevant and exciting.”

 

The event is big for the community, featuring carriage rides, Christmas carols, street vendors, lots of food and a parade that goes through downtown London. For the past several years, the event has depended on volunteers from the community to help the event to function, and this year several organizations from Madison-Plains have stepped forward to assist them.

 

The National Honor Society and Key Club met to help fill jugs with tea lights to line the parade route, and some even participated in the event by wearing mascot costumes in the crowds during the festival.

 

But they weren’t the only ones who stepped up to help, with the concert and marching bands providing students to march in the parade as part of a band to play Christmas carols.

 

The student organizations assist yearly with this event and will for years to come.