Holiday Joy - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2219638

Holiday Joy

Another tree lighting is in the books, and the Christmas Decorations Committee would like to send thanks to everyone who came out and braved the chilly weather to join in the festivities.

It was a spectacular evening, and we would like to thank all of the fire departments that participated in the Parade of Lights — with 20 fire trucks, it was the biggest group ever.

A special thank you to the Southampton Village employees, especially the Department of Public Works, for their hard work setting up the trees, wreaths, lights and decorations around the village.

Thank you to the Southampton Village Police Department for their help in controlling what was our largest crowd ever for the event — and a big thank you to Chief Sue Hurteau for lighting this year’s tree.

The voices of VOSH and MOSH, under the direction of Jim Tartaglia, were angelic, and we are so thankful that they make the time to be there we us.

Finally, we are beyond grateful to our donors that help us to make this event possible each year.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year — and know that we are already planning next year’s event!

Andrew Pilaro