Rhett Grant and The Grinch (aka Jamie Hall) at last year's Merry on Main - Ada Herald
Rhett Grant and The Grinch (aka Jamie Hall) at last year's Merry on Main. (Ada Herald/Joe Schriner)

ADA — “Merry on Main.”

The village (businesses, service clubs, community members at large…) of Ada will be out in full force to celebrate the festivities Monday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30. And one of the more prolific providers of all things merry will be the Ada Library.

In fact, the Library is bringing in Santa this year, as they did last year. It’s rumored that in between holiday seasons, he likes to read. I mean, what else would one do at the North Pole – without cell service? [So, the library has given Santa, not the “Keys to the Village,” but rather, that’s right, a library card.]

Library Director Rhett Grant said Santa, and as a double bonus, Mrs. Clause, will be stationed at Ada’s First Methodist Church. (You should be able to tell where it is by the line.)

What’s more, besides bringing in Santa, the Library brought in “The Grinch” last year as well. Okay, so there seemed a disparity in the combination. But the kids loved The Grinch, too.

[Incidentally, but don’t tell anyone, The Grinch last year doubles as none other than Ada’s Village Administrator Jamie Hall. Mr. Hall graduated from Bowling Green. The Grinch is green. It seemed the perfect fit.]

However, I’m told by an anonymous winter whistleblower (okay, okay, it’s Rudolph), that despite The Grinch’s popularity last year, Mr. Hall is politely bowing out this year.

“He said he was just too hot in The Grinch suit last year,” Mr. Grant smiled.

What’s more, while The Grinch had, once again, intended to steal Christmas from “WhoDeyville,” he, alas, thought better of it — given Bengals fans already feel like their season has been ‘stolen.’ (Ew, sorry! Ouch, huh.) Besides bringing in Santa, the Library is also putting on a Kids Craft Show at the Depot, as they also did last year.

Mr. Grant said the children will make all sorts of things, including some pretty creative Christmas ornaments. ONU students, and some Lions Club members, will combine to help the youth with their creations.

Note: Other Merry on Main highlights will include: a live nativity scene at Ada First United Methodist, choir singing, photos with the movie Frozen’s Anna & Elsa, hot chocolate, cookies, and much more.