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15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting To Honor Local Merchants Sunday

Recognition goes to long-time, generous supporters.

The Port Washington Christmas Tree Lighting Committee is proud to announce that the 2012 Tree Lighting Ceremony is dedicated to the following members of our community, in celebration of their continuous generosity for the past 15 years.

These individuals have each unsparingly supported this marvelous tradition every year since its inception here in Port Washington:

  • Fred Falconer, third generation owner of . donates the lights and supplies for the tree every year.  He was instrumental in acquiring and planting of a permanent tree in Blumenfeld Park.
  • Frank Hefferin, owner of Hefferin Tree Service and lifelong Port Washington resident, each year has brought his trucks and team of workers to install the lights on the tree.
  • Ayhan Hassan, of Ayhan's Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants, has annually provided hot cider to warm up all the spectators
  • Connie and Geraldine O'Reilly, of Finn MacCool’s, donate an endless supply of hot chocolate to all the tree lighting guests and have graciously open their restaurant to our meetings all year.

By unanimous consent of the lighting committee, the lighting of the tree will be performed by our own illustrious founder and chairperson for these 15 years, Peggy Kennedy.

Please join us for this memorable celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at Blumenfeld Family Park. Festivities will include a live Nativity scene, a narration by Reverend Stuart Huntley of the Christmas story, Christmas music from the St. Stephen's Choir, an enchanting Tree Lighting and, of course, a visit from Santa himself!

After Hurricane Sandy's upheaval of our community, let's all join together to celebrate the miracle and magic of Christmas. Hope to see you there! Like us on our Facebook Page!

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