Downtown rings with cheer during Christmas kickoff

The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who made some time for the residents of Melville during Moonlight Madness, as they posed for pictures with nine-month-old twins Kian and Arianna Thompson in the Melville legion hall.

The jingling of bells and clip-clop of horse hooves reverberated throughout downtown Melville as Clydesdale horses Peaches and Lassie pulled wagonloads of kids and adults to help launch the Christmas season. The annual Moonlight Madness kicked off the holidays on Nov. 23, with many activities taking place for all to…