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The annual Christmas on the Common festivities sponsored by Ferns Country Store are scheduled for Tuesday . Friends, neighbors and community members will gather at 5:45 p.m. to sing carols, and at 6 p.m. the switch will be flipped on lights illuminating the tree at the center of the town common. Next, Santa and his elves arrive are to arrive by firetruck, and everyone is invited into Union Hall at the First Religious Society for refreshments and a visit with Santa.