(Binghamton, NY • December 6, 2017) If you visit the picturesque village of Skaneateles, New York, during weekends in December, you may just see a ghost—Jacob Marley’s ghost, that is. And don’t be surprised if you also see Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. They are just a few of the more than 50 characters interacting with residents and visitors in the village’s streets, stores and restaurants as part of the 24th annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.
Making a colorful debut in this year’s festivities are bright, rainbow-hued socks specially designed to symbolize the fight against cancer in all its forms. The socks are being sold in support of Sock Out Cancer, a nonprofit program that helps financially distressed individuals with cancer who need assistance paying for basic living expenses, such as food, rent or mortgage payments, and transportation to the hospital. The net proceeds from Skaneateles sock sales will help cancer families through the Crouse Health Foundation so these families can put all their energy into fighting cancer.
The cheerful, fun, colorful socks make great stocking stuffers and are available for sale from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. all December weekends through Saturday, December 23, at the Sock Out Cancer storefront at 9 West Genesee Street in Skaneateles.
Everyone visiting the Sock Out Cancer storefront in Skaneateles is also invited to enter a special complimentary raffle to win one of two $250 Gift Certificates to The Krebs—the historic Skaneateles restaurant founded in 1899 by Fred and Cora Krebs. The certificates were donated by Security Mutual Life Chairman, President and CEO Bruce W. Boyea. The drawing will take place Saturday, December 23, and it is not necessary to be present to win. (Only one prize per family.)
Not able to visit Skaneateles this year, but still want to purchase socks for the people on your Christmas list? No problem! You can also purchase socks at Mirabito Convenience Stores, or order them online at sockoutcancer.org.