12-08-2016 Hometown Holiday Happenings; Hometown Christmas brings snowfall and people to Watervliet

SITTING ON SANTA’S LAP… The 2016 Watervliet Court of Honor got to visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Watervliet Hometown Christ-mas. Pictured are: (from the left) Mr. Watervliet Brody Roland, Second runner-up Brittany Collins, Little Miss Firecracker Caroline Weber, Little Mr. Firecracker Braydon Collins, Santa, Miss Watervliet Karlee Liles, First runner-up to Little Miss Firecracker Lilyahna Collins, Mrs. Clause and First runner-up to Miss Watervliet and Miss Congeniality to Blossomtime Aliea Chapin. (Photo by Shawn Mead Photography)

Watervliet’s Best Lighted House contest, Dec. 4-17

 This contest is sponsored by the City of Watervliet for those who love going all-out to decorate their house for the Christmas season. It is in coordination with the Home Town Christmas Celebration on December 4.

Residents in both the city and township of Watervliet may enter to win! Simply post a photo of your display on the “Watervliet’s Best Lighted House” event page on Facebook, then send your street address via Facebook messenger to Katie Ann Muth (so they can confirm authenticity – do NOT post your address publicly with your photo.)

Entries can be made anytime between Dec. 4 and 17 but not prior to Dec. 4. …

2017 WATERVLIET SNOW PRINCE AND PRINCESS… and their court were crowned Sunday at Arclight Brewing Company. Pictured (from the left) are: First runner up to Prince, Josh Creasy; Snow Prince Logan Duscha; Snow Princess Adriyana Winters; and First runner up to Princess, Riley McKinney. All of them are students at Watervliet Middle School. (TCR photo by Annette Christie)

Hometown Christmas brings snowfall and people

By Annette Christie

Mother Nature decided that Watervliet needed a little gentle snowfall for its Hometown Christmas event held Sunday afternoon.  That did not stop the hundreds of people that came out for a little holiday spirit.

Things kicked off at 4:00 p.m. at Arclight Brewing Company with the crowning of Watervliet’s Snow Prince and Princess.  In its second year, the event drew 29 contestants, topping last year’s total of 22.  The Snow Prince was Logan Duscha, 14. …