Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will make their annual visit to Medfield on Saturday, Dec. 3 during the town's holiday parade sponsored by MEMO.
The parade will begin at Blake Middle School at 1 p.m., with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus accompanied by six of their elves, chosen by lottery at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2. They will be riding through town on the sleigh at the end of MEMO’s Christmas parade.
These holiday events, sponsored by the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, MEMO, are the traditional opening of Medfield’s holiday season.
The parade also consists of hundreds of Medfield Brownies and Girl Scouts following the sirens on fire trucks and accompanied, weather permitting, by the band and traditional Christmas music piped from the speakers on trucks pulling decorative floats.
The parade watchers lining South, Main, Park and Oak Streets are amazed by the creative originality of the costumes worn by the marchers. For months before, Scout leaders prepare the holiday costumes.
Placed strategically among the Scouts will be a variety of floats provided once again by Rojee’s Decorating Specialists of Medway. The floats are sponsored by local merchant members of MEMO.
MEMO, the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, is the local business organization for Medfield. It consists of more than 70 members, whose business is located in the town or serves the residents. Proceeds of its annual fund-raising events such as Discover Medfield Day and Medfield History Day are used to defray expenses incurred with the holiday events, the summer concert series at the Gazebo and to purchase flags flown to honor Medfield residents serving in the armed forces.
In addition, individual members often add their business sponsorship to help defray costs of these events as well. Membership information may be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.