From the Delta Borough Council:
The Mason-Dixon Line area welcomes residents and visitors to a community-wide open house during the 34th annual Delta Christmas Fair this weekend.
Participating businesses, organizations, restaurants and artists in historic Delta Borough and Peach Bottom Township, PA, and in Cardiff and Whiteford, MD invite the public to enjoy a variety of special events Friday-Sunday.
Approximately 40 merchants will offer sales, special discounts, doorprizes and refreshments in celebration of the holiday season.
Friday night’s climax will be the lighting of the Delta Borough tree at 8 p.m. on the grounds of Delta Discount Grocery & More, 520 Main Street. Santa will arrive, Mason-Dixon Lions Club will provide treats for kids, Kennard-Dale High School musicians will perform, and all present will join in singing traditional songs.
Delta Mayor Joan Jones will deliver a holiday address and announce winners of the Delta Holiday House Decorating Contest.
Prior to that at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church at 629 Main Street, Delta will present a live Nativity, and carolers from area Girl Scout troops will sing throughout the borough.
Saturday’s activities include a crafts show and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Delta Area Community Senior Center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Peach Bottom Township Recreation Center at 5 Pendyrus Street.
Also at the senior center will host the John S. Murphy Post 7130 Ladies Auxiliary’s Chinese basket auction, with 25 basket prizes filled with holiday wares, toys, golfer items and other items.
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Delta-Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company slates “Christmas at the Firehouse” at its station at 500 Main Street. Included in that activity are a flea market and sales of Amish produce, baked goods and pre-ordered turkey dinner platters. Santa will be on hand, and kids can make free crafts or have faces painted 10 a.m.-12 noon.
As another fair activity, Harford County Public Library’s Whiteford branch has scheduled a children’s movie marathon for Saturday. “Elf” will be shown at 12 noon; “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 1:45 p.m.; “The Polar Express” at 2:45 p.m.
Events slated for Sunday include open houses at artist Dave DeRan’s studio/home and his exhibit of recent works entitled “Round Yon Versions” at 318 Pikes Peak Road, Delta, 1-5 p.m. The historic Welsh Cottages of Coulsontown at 28 Green Road, Delta, will welcome visitors too 1:30-4 p.m.
Information center for the fair weekend will be the Old Line Museum at 602 Main Street, Delta. Both the museum and participating businesses will have free brochures describing activities and offerings.
In addition to its regular exhibits of local history and its unique slate clock, the museum will feature special displays of a Plasticville model train garden by local resident Bill Buckingham.
It will sell photographic copies for historic preservation, and sculptor Liz Diehl will display her slate carvings Saturday afternoon.
Museum hours are 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, 10-3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-4 Sunday.
Delta Borough Council’s special events committee hosts the 34th Annual Delta Christmas Fair, and organizers said they are grateful to all who participate in the event and to those who help in its success.
Anchor support for the weekend fair is given by Exelon Generation and its Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, which provided financial backing to the fair for the third year.