MONEY COLLECTED FOR PAY – IT – FORWARD 2015
The people have decided to do “Pay It Forward” again next year. They represent the true meaning of Christmas. Linesville is definitely a town that shares the interest in the Christmas Spirit.
We would like to thank Mr. David Ray for donating some of the food for the meeting where each person received their letter of Appreciation from the Linesville Area Chamber of Commerce along with a check made out to the charity for which they raised money.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Paula A Heaney
President, Linesville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Linesville Christmas Lighted Tractor Parade had a great showing as we had 19 entries in our 2nd annual parade. No two entries were the same. So many creative entries and this year we added a new category to be judged, the best animal category.
1st Place received a trophy and $100.00 gas card and 2nd Place received a trophy and $50.00 gas card.
These are the winners:
- Best Festive: 1st > Judy Oaks, Relay for Life Pymatuning • 2nd > Vicki Harper, Santa’s Work Shop
- Best Use of Lights 1st > Brittany Raupach, Elves and reindeer • 2nd > Froggy, Forever Media
- Best Antique 1st > Linesville Volunteer Fire Department, 1941 Pumper • 2nd > Shelly Rote, 1962 Cub Cadet
- Best Decoration 1st > Justin Harper, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas • 2nd > Ron Harper, Island of Misfit Toys
- Best Animal Entry 1st > Animals Make a Joyful Noise, 5 Bassett Hounds
Thanks to our judges Sherman Allen, Mary Schmidt and Paula Vorisek.
Mr and Mrs Claus were brought into Linesville on a decorated Borough Tractor. Afterwards they met with all the children and each child received a gift.
Parents, children and visitors visited in Mickles Barn where they selected their favorite tree which were decorated by businesses and associations. People listened to beautiful music by the Methodist bell ringers and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate.
Who won the best tree?
Winning Tree with 152 votes: "Frozen" decorated for Abigail by Kristine Miller(volunteer at the Mickle’s Barn). She receives bragging rights for a full year and a certificate for Best Decorated Tree.
- 1st runner up: with 148 votes: Linesville Pharmacy
- 2nd runner up: with 136 votes: Linesville United Methodist Church
- 3rd runner up: with 102 votes: MFG
Click the image above to see photos of 2015
Lighted Christmas Tractor Parade
Linesville is the perfect destination for the celebrated "One Tank Trip." Columbus, Ohio to Linesville is about 220 Miles, you see that mapped out here. If you're on this map you're probably a one tank trip from Linesville. Here are a few examples:
- Erie, PA 53 Miles
- Youngstown, Ohio 58 Miles
- Cleveland, Ohio 82 Miles
- Pittsburgh, PA 98 Miles
- Akron, Ohio 99 Miles
- Canton, Ohio 118 Miles
- Buffalo, NY 145 Miles
- Columbus, Ohio 220 Miles
Whether your idea of a One Tank Trip is a five or six hour day trip or a one tank each way weekender, there is plenty of fresh air, open road and places to go, with things to do for the whole family. Linesville is located at the North end of Pymatuning Lake. There is fishing, boating, swimming and all the scenic wonder that goes with a beautiful fresh water lake.There are camp grounds and other accomodations as well as a great variety of restaurant and carry out food sources. A full service grocery store, beer distributor and bulk food store.
Be sure to take some time to shop downtown for souvenirs, gifts, new and used books. There is a great hardware store downtown and the auto parts store is just a short drive.