Friday, January 4, 2013
By NATALIE SCOTT
The Cornersburg Dairy Queen hosted an evening of winter-themed activities and fun Dec. 21 for patrons.
The event boasted free horse-drawn carriage rides with any Dairy Queen purchase, hot chocolate, hot dogs, and marshmallows roasted by a fire. Tours of the Youngstown Fire Department truck were given by Youngstown firefighters Chez Allison, Corey Bloss, and Chris Brown, who tended to the fire outside the Dairy Queen. This was also an opportunity to get pictures with Santa and receive a visit from Curly the Cone.
This event is put on every year at this Dairy Queen location, although this was the first year the carriage rides were offered.
“This is just something really nice and inexpensive to do with the family,” said Selina Cotton, who came to enjoy the event. “This is just a really nice event that the Dairy Queen puts on. We will definitely try to come next year, too.”
While enjoying Dairy Queen treats inside, patrons could listen to music provided by the Canfield quintet, Crimson Brass. The group, made up of five Canfield High School band members who decided to take their love of music to a professional level, played traditional Christmas songs on trumpets, trombones, French horns and tubas.
“We have really enjoyed playing at this event a lot,” said Michael Barkett, a member of Crimson Brass. “Having music really adds to the Christmas spirit and that makes us feel really good.”
To learn more about Crimson Brass, visit www.crimsonbrass.com or call 330-774-0777.