To The Editor:
In September, before the leaves make their gentle trip to our yards, committees begin planning the magic that accompanies the Christmas Tree Lighting in Ram Pasture.
Who are these volunteers who enable the sparkling trees and luminarias to thrill us year after year?
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce and Newtown Parks & Recreation Department work together as sponsors of the event, though many volunteers appear from across the full spectrum of Newtown’s friends and neighbors.
They include: Newtown Parks & Rec Operations Team, Newtown Department of Public Works, Union Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, Curtis Packaging, Newtown Hardware, the Sustainable Energy Commission, Santa “helpers” Bob and Josie Schmidt, The Newtown Bee, Dave Spence Sound, Newtown Police, fire and emergency personnel, Dunkin’ Donuts, The Leo Club, Girl Scout Troop 50871, and all of the involved residents who tend their candles so that everyone can enjoy this spectacle whether walking or driving by.
Providing us with their sparkling energy at the lighting: co-host Scott Anders, The Lathrop School of Dance, XY Chromotomes, Newtown High School Singers, Ashurst Academy of Irish Dance, and this year’s 33rd tree lighter, [former] dancing traffic safety officer Kat Holick.
We extend our gratitude and thanks to all, including the donors of memorial bulbs and luminarias through the The Newtown Bee coupon.
Committee members: Amy Mangold, Renia Marini, Roseann Reggiano, John Moore, Joy Kopesky, Stan Perrone, Janet Woycik, and Diana Johnson.
26 Parmalee Hill Road, Newtown December 6, 2017