Children’s event tickets available Saturday

.KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette The iconic bell that once hung in L.L. Stearns and Sons department store now hangs in Patinaz, 38 W. Fourth St., this holiday season. The bell was donated to River Valley Transit in 1999 by Carole Smith, the former manager of the Lycoming Mall, according to William E. Nichols Jr., of River Valley Transit. The bell was moved to the Trade and Transportation Museum in Williamsport a few years ago. A sleigh that was long a familiar site at the long-closed Stearns can be found in the front window of Patinaz.

The Skip Hunsinger Children’s Christmas Spectacular is at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.

Although the event is free, attendees must get tickets that will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the box office.

For the 10th anniversary, the movie “Mickey Mouse’s Magical Christmas” will be played and there will be holiday musical performances. Each child will receive a stocking filled with treats.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be present to spend time with the children.

The Hunsinger family donated a Lionel train set that will be given away to one child. Twenty computer tablets also will be given away.



WHAT: Children’s Christmas Spectacular ticket giveaway

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday

WHERE: Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.