A Winter Wonderland of Lights

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manhassetlightthenightWho could have predicted a more beautiful setting that occurred at dusk on Sunday, Dec. 8 in the villages of Flower Hill and Munsey Park? With the snow gently coming down, these Manhasset villages were transformed into a Winter Wonderland reminiscent of a Thomas Kinecaid painting. Houses were adorned with beautiful Christmas lights while the roads were lined with white candle lights. Many had fires in fireplaces and were decorating Christmas trees in their homes to complete the setting. Many celebrated with friends and neighbors to stop by to witness this bucolic event.

Santa Claus came to see the festivities on top of his bright, shiny fire truck. The firetruck played Christmas carols which beckoned families to come out of their warm, houses to wave. The children were rewarded with candy canes at the site. The joy and excitement of the season cloaked the scene as a blanket of white covered lawns and roadways.

This is the fifth year Munsey Park Women’s Club has done Light the Night and this year the enchantment expanded into Flower Hill. With the extraordinary efforts of many women’s club members, the setting was picture perfect. sending the message of Peace on Earth and goodwill to men. This year’s Munsey Park Women’s Club Night the Light proceeds were put toward the construction of an extended walkway by Munsey Park School for school children. Flower Hill Women’s Club proceeds will be used for philanthropic purposes.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former 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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