Camden Mayor W.G. Edmanson reiterated his refrain that the inaugural Caroling in Camden event scheduled for this Friday night was going to give Williamsburg, Va. a run for its Christmas magic.
Caroling in Camden has lined up students from Saint Paul's Pre-School, Nellie H. Stokes Elementary and Caesar Rodney High School to sing three Christmas carols each, respectively, Edmanson, Edmanson said at Camden Town Council's Monday night meeting. The mayor and other members of Town Council would sing three carols as well, inviting anyone from the community to join them.
Edmanson also applauded The Kiwanis Club of Dover for agreeing to provide hot chocolate at the event, as it did for the Capital Holiday Celebration in Dover. He also lauded Walmart, Jonny Nichols Landscaping, Kent Landscaping and Barclay Farms for serving as sponsors.
In addition, Friends of Historic Camden would provide cookies for the event, Friends member Tracey Green said.
The Kettle Ringers brass band would provide a prelude for the event, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Town Square, located at the intersection of Main Street and Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Edmanson said. Caroling would commence at 6:35 p.m.
The night would conclude with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. truck, he said.
Fire Chief Tom Rigsby said he would drive Santa and Mrs. Claus into Town Square, most likely in the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co.'s rescue apparatus.
All in all, Edmanson said he expected a sizeable crowd to come to the first Caroling in Camden event.
Parking would be available at Whatcoat United Methodist Church.