by Connor Robinson
Every year Bellbrock Park is wonderfully decorated for the upcoming holiday season, complete with Christmas lights, garland, light-up snowflakes, and more. The decorations that span the entire one and a half acre space are put up by both Bellbrook Park District employees and members of Partnerships for Success. Bellbrook High School students who are a part of PfS volunteer to help decorate the space as part of the club’s mission to create community- driven projects that help those in and around the city.
Partnering with the Bellbrook Park District allows for these spirited events to be held for residents to see and enjoy. The festivities began on Saturday, December 10, starting with a park lighting ceremony, illuminating the entire park with festive cheer. Local bands and music groups played holiday-themed music for everyone to listen to while children can see Santa. To top off the night, the 8th annual Gingerbread House Contest was held to determine who had the best, most creative design. Proceeds from a bake sale and winter clothing donated by generous guests will be given to local families in need of something warm to bundle up in as the holidays commence.