Meeting place celebrates Christmas in July

LIMA — The team at The Meeting Place on Market hosted a “Christmas in July” celebration at the café on Market Street. When asked why a Christmas in July, team member Britani Ward asked, “Why did we do it last year? It was fun.”

Jennifer Stover-Brogee who manages The Meeting Place on Market said “It seems that after the Fourth of July there is a lull. We thought it would be a good excuse to do something.”

Santa was in attendance but left early because it was so much warmer in Lima than at the North Pole. Though one of his elves did stay behind to keep note of any additions to the naughty or nice lists.

There was ornament making and cookie decorating. Shop for Good from ArtSpace/Lima was there. The Lima Public Library was distributing goodie bags which included Christmas themed bookmarks. There was music in the form of Christmas songs being sung from one o’clock on.

A number of young families with children paid a visit to eat, drink, and take part in the various activities. If you missed this year’s festivities, plan on Christmas in July at The Meeting Place on Market next year.

Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.