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Lyndonville plans first community holiday celebration

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 November 2013 at 12:00 am

26 Christmas trees will be lighted at Veterans Park

LYNDONVILLE – Residents, community organizations and the village are teaming for a debut “Christmas in Lyndonville” celebration on Dec. 7.

Several events are planned for that day. In addition, Veterans Park by the library will be decorated with 26 Christmas trees that are sponsored by residents and businesses. Some of the trees have been sponsored as memorials. Those trees will be decorated from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5 and will be displayed during the holiday season.

“A lot of people have pitched in,” said Village Clerk Teri Woodworth. “We think it will be a nice event.”

The lineup of events on Dec. 7 includes a community breakfast buffet at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church from 8 to 11 a.m.; a mini mall at the United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; games at the Yates Community Library from 3 to 4 p.m.; and caroling at Vets Park from 4 to 5 p.m.

Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. and flip the switch to light the trees. Santa will then be at the Village Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to visit with children and their families. Hot chocolate and cookies will be available at the Village Hall.

There will be a Christmas Choir “LaLaPalooza” at the Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

The downtown decorations for the holidays have been upgraded thanks to funds from the Lyndonville Lions Club and the Lyndonville Area Foundation.

The Dec. 7 event is sponsored by the village, the Lyndonville Fire Department/Auxilary and the Lions Club.