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Lyndonville welcomes Santa, many decorated trees

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville community this evening lighted 43 Christmas trees that were donated by residents and community organizations.

Last year in the debut of the Christmas tree event there were 26 trees decorated and sponsored by the community.

Santa arrived by sleigh with a Lyndonville fire truck providing an escort.

Santa pulled the lever at the “North Pole Electric Company” to turn on the power for the trees at Veterans Park.

Members of the Lyndonville Select Chorus, led by teacher Jennifer Trupo, sang Christmas carols on the front lawn by Yates Community Library. Three of the members include, from left: Rebekah Hoffee, Trevor Thaine and Jessica Harling.

Many community organizations sponsored and decorated a tree. The trees will stay lit in the evenings until after New Year’s Day. The Village of Lyndonville teamed to put on the event with the Lyndonville Fire Department/Auxiliary, Lyndonville Lions Club and Lyndonville United Methodist Women.

“It’s been an awesome community event,” said Carla Woodworth, one of the organizers. “I want to thank everyone who came and who made this possible.”

The Lyndonville Fire Department decorated this tree.

After Santa arrived at the park, the action shifted to inside the Village Hall where Santa met with youngsters and cookies and hot chocolate were served.

Santa poses for a picture with Madalyn Mack, 6, and her brother Lucas, both of Lyndonville.

Jaiden Cecchini, 6, of Albion is all smiles in sharing his wish list with Santa.