Community celebrates Christmas in July

by Melissa Martin

Christmas might still be a few months away, but you would have never guessed it was that far away if you visited the community center, which was decked out for the holidays on July 18.

Not only were there Christmas trees set up outside the facility, but there were also lights, holiday inflatables and more that made the Christmas in July event even more merry.

But instead of bundling up, which is typical for Christmastime, guests to the center donned their bathing suits and brought along their beach towels to take a dip in the pool to cool off during the seasonably warm temperatures. ∞

Photo: Brecksville resident Henry Hertz shows off one of the candy cane floats.

Main Photo: A group of youngsters has fun with a Santa Claus inflatable in the community center pool during the city’s annual Christmas in July event. Photos by J. Kananian.