WEST LAFAYETTE -- Attention! The annual West Lafayette Santa parade will be taking a slight turn this year, in the parade route that is.
According to village council community events chairperson Christie Maurer, the parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 with line-up taking place at the Ridgewood Middle School beginning at noon.
At 1 p.m., the parade will then move east towards Russell Avenue to Route 93, turning north to East Main Street, then proceed east on Main to Lafayette Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center. The parade will go past nursing facility, with destination being the First Baptist Church located at 688 East Main St. Santa will then visit with the children inside the church.
According to Maurer, typically each year, the Santa parade has taken place it has been during bitter cold or snowy weather conditions. She said with no heat being available in the bandstand at Burt Park, it was suggested the event take place in a heated location.
The day will actually begin with a pancake breakfast at the West Lafayette Methodist Church (7:30 to 10 a.m.). A craft show will then be held at the First Baptist Church starting at 9 a.m. that same day. A food stand will also be there for individuals to purchase their lunch before the parade begins.
More information concerning the event can be viewed on the village's Facebook page, by looking for Santa's Workshop & Christmas Village.
Business discussed at West Lafayette village council's regular sessions on Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 included the following:
• The village will pick-up leaves one more week (Dec. 1-5), weather permitting. After next week, residents are asked to either mulch with the lawn mower, or bag their leaves and dispose of through their refuge service. So after next week, please do not rake leaves to the curbside, the village will not be picking them up after that time.
• Chamber of Commerce meetings will be taking place in Council Chambers beginning next month, at least through the winter months.
• The West Lafayette Village Fire Dependency Board for 2015 has been selected and will consist of: Toby Manning; chairman, Christie Maurer; secretary, Roger Warne; council representative, Marty Glazier; citizen representative, and Fire Chief, Glen Hill; fire representative.
• A village labor pool was discussed, and it is planned that four persons will be hired for the labor pool.
• Several trees in poor condition at Burt Park are to be removed soon, and others to be trimmed. Replacing the removed trees is being discussed.
• First reading was given for a resolution establishing a special revenue fund 218 for accounting of funds for the police department levy.
• Council approved changing the date for the Dec. 22 meeting due to the holiday. The meeting has been rescheduled for Dec. 15, same regular time.
Council will meet in regular session on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.