Tree lighting thank-yous

To the editor:

This year’s tree lighting ceremony at Berkeley Green could not have come about without the help of so many determined people. Thanks to the village crew for putting up the tree. A very special thank-you to Janie Bevilacqua and Cherrie Sayles putting up the decorations and adding the star – did you see that star?

Kareen Tyler and Jeremy Evans, thanks for setting up the sound system just in time, and to Mark Coleman for loaning the CDs for the holiday music. A HUGE thanks to Helen Demong who rallied many singers to perform, a cappella, before and after the tree lighting, leading the attendees in singing traditional holiday songs.

A great BIG thank-you to Mayor Clyde Rabideau, one who gets things done, and who helped overcome some of the logistics we were facing and who, once again, was MC for the event.

We had a special elf, 5-year-old Clara Stevens, who helped to turn on the Christmas tree lights.

Thanks to all who came together to make this year’s tree lighting very special.

Barbara Wells


Home for the Holidays

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