Christmas Tree Lighting Friday

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Nancy Morris, State Farm Insurance, Poster Contest Chairman, Diane Harrigan, Coach Realty, Haseena Haider, People’s United Bank, Sarika Bhagwandeen,  People’s United Bank, John Tudisco, Country tile by Fiorano, Lee Temares,  Tembooks and Executive Secretary Manhasset Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Morris, State Farm Insurance, Poster Contest Chairman, Diane Harrigan, Coach Realty, Haseena Haider, People’s United Bank, Sarika Bhagwandeen,
People’s United Bank, John Tudisco, Country tile by Fiorano, Lee Temares, Tembooks and Executive Secretary Manhasset Chamber of Commerce

Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. 

Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.

The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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