Christmas anyone? Mt. Gilead turns out for celebration


Story and photos by LeAnne Gompf - for the Morrow County Sentinel



Carolers could be heard on the street corner sharing a variety of Christmas music.


Remax Genesis ands out free Elf hats and candy treats during the Christmas on the Square.


Sleigh rides were available for a donation to the local food pantry.


Village Administrator, Dan Rogers enjoys the Christmas on the Square with his granddaughter, Bristol.


Katrina and Damon Marshall visit with Santa.


Morrow County Young Professionals received a history lesson and tour of the Historical Society Museum from Donna Carver during the Christmas on the Square event.


Families took advantage of the mild temperatures to wait for sleigh rides for the cost of a food donation to the local food pantry.


Little ones make Christmas cards in the lobby of Edward Jones.


The Kelty girls, enjoying a little holiday fun.


Sames and Cook had a busy night making specialty coffees for local shoppers.


Christmas on the Square, hosted by Diversified Insurance Services, was well-attended Wednesday night and families enjoyed the mild temperatures as they waited for sleigh rides and visits with Santa Claus.

The village square was picture perfect with street corner carolers and holiday hustle bustle of local families taking advantage of local merchants extended hours. Many of the stores held activities for young children as they completed a treasure hunt.

Activities included Christmas card crafting, photos with Santa, Elza and Olaf, free popcorn, movie and hotdogs, letters to Santa, reindeer display and plenty of good-old fashioned Christmas spirit. The event offered a friendly competition for families at various local merchants; ugly Christmas sweaters, Christmas stockings, Christmas cookies, Christmas wreaths or ornaments to name a few. The Morrow County Historical Society hosted the Young Professional group and opened their conference room for visits with Santa.

There is no place like home for the holidays!

LeAnne Gompf is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at lsgompf@gmail.com.

Carolers could be heard on the street corner sharing a variety of Christmas music.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-1.jpgCarolers could be heard on the street corner sharing a variety of Christmas music.

Remax Genesis ands out free Elf hats and candy treats during the Christmas on the Square.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-17.jpgRemax Genesis ands out free Elf hats and candy treats during the Christmas on the Square.

Sleigh rides were available for a donation to the local food pantry.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-20.jpgSleigh rides were available for a donation to the local food pantry.

Village Administrator, Dan Rogers enjoys the Christmas on the Square with his granddaughter, Bristol.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-19.jpgVillage Administrator, Dan Rogers enjoys the Christmas on the Square with his granddaughter, Bristol.

Katrina and Damon Marshall visit with Santa.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-6.jpgKatrina and Damon Marshall visit with Santa.

Morrow County Young Professionals received a history lesson and tour of the Historical Society Museum from Donna Carver during the Christmas on the Square event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-5.jpgMorrow County Young Professionals received a history lesson and tour of the Historical Society Museum from Donna Carver during the Christmas on the Square event.

Families took advantage of the mild temperatures to wait for sleigh rides for the cost of a food donation to the local food pantry.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-2.jpgFamilies took advantage of the mild temperatures to wait for sleigh rides for the cost of a food donation to the local food pantry.

Little ones make Christmas cards in the lobby of Edward Jones.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-11.jpgLittle ones make Christmas cards in the lobby of Edward Jones.

The Kelty girls, enjoying a little holiday fun.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-12.jpgThe Kelty girls, enjoying a little holiday fun.

Sames and Cook had a busy night making specialty coffees for local shoppers.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/12/web1_ChristmasonSquare2015-14.jpgSames and Cook had a busy night making specialty coffees for local shoppers.

Story and photos by LeAnne Gompf

for the Morrow County Sentinel