The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Lineup will start at 5 p.m. at the corner of 34th and Noble streets.
Fire Chief II Jason Bell said that anyone interested in entering the parade can contact him at 740-338-7597.
All participating groups or businesses must fill out a registration form. Forms can be filled out in advance or on the night of the parade at the registration booth. Forms can be dropped off at the rear of the Bellaire Fire Department in the mailbox. Bell said that the mail is checked daily.
The entry fee for the parade is $20, but nonprofits and schools are exempt from the fee. Businesses can also sponsor the event for $25. Checks can be written out to the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department.
Following the parade, Santa will be at Belmont Savings Bank for photos and a meet and greet.
Before the parade, Unique Treats by Jacquie at 3050 Belmont St. will host a free event with local author Joseph Woodley. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. Woodley will be signing copies of his new children’s rhyming picture book, “The Great Christmas Heist.” Hardcover and paperback versions will be available for purchase at the event.
The event will feature free hot chocolate, and Jacquie’s treats will be available for purchase. Book purchasers will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $75 gift card for Unique Treats by Jacquie.
Also happening this holiday season in Bellaire, the Bellaire Business Alliance will be hosting its third annual Bellaire Business Dash from Nov. 25 through Dec. 9. Participants can pick up a flier at any of the following businesses: All American Family Restaurant, Bellaire Party Center, Belmont Savings Bank, Community Coffee & Tea, Dvorak & Son Heating & Cooling, First Settlement Physical Therapy, Gulla’s, Hornswoggler’s, Lil’ Gerardo’s, MB Massage Therapy, MOS Office Systems, Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market, Roosevelt Restaurant, The Runner’s Connection, Terriann Bonfini/Mary Kay, Turn It Out Dance Academy, Valley Floors, Vivid Graphix and WSL Designs.
From Saturday through Dec. 9, participants can visit each of the businesses and have them stamp their fliers. No purchase is necessary to receive stamps. After receiving all stamps, participants can drop off their fliers at the Winter Farmers’ Market and Craft Show information table by 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Bellaire High School cafeteria to be entered to win a prize basket. Participants will receive their final two stamps at the farmers’ market.
The Winter Farmers’ Market and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Bellaire High School cafeteria. The free event hosted by the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market will feature many vendors, music, food, crafts and activities for children and raffles. Santa’s elves will also visit during the event.
Bellaire High School is located at 3590 Guernsey St., Bellaire.
For more information about the event, visit the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market Facebook page or send an email to ovfarmersmarket.org.