Santa parade on Saturday

ASHLAND - The annual Santa parade and Ashland community Christmas tree lighting will be held Saturday. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at 21st and Centre streets, move east on Centre Street to Hoffman Boulevard (about 6:15 p.m.) where Santa Claus will light the Christmas trees located in the landscaped area behind the Mothers Memorial.

The Ashland Area Rotary Club, which sponsors the borough tree and parade, had to scrap its regular plan of installing a large tree at Centre Street and Hoffman Boulevard due to Hurricane Sandy, and decided to decorate the two trees instead.

After the tree lighting, Santa will visit with children and distribute treats at the memorial.

Santa parade date announced for MC

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Borough Mayor J. Kevin Jones announced that the annual Santa Claus Parade in downtown Mount Carmel, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Financial aid night at SCA

CATAWISSA RR - The guidance department at Southern Columbia Area High School will hold a Financial Aid Night at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the high school cafeteria.

A representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will present an overview of the financial aid process and answer questions.

Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome to attend.