‘Tis the season for tree lighting in Lake Como

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Lake Como — It will begin to look a lot like Christmas come Saturday, Dec. 2, with borough hall’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Once again, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton, along with the members of the borough council, will hold the tree lighting, which has become a yearly tradition in the borough. According to Deputy Borough Clerk Amy Boney, the evening is becoming more and more popular as the years go on, and more is added for the children each year.

This year, the evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the borough council meeting room with snacks, crafts and even a visit from the man himself, Santa! The tree lighting will take place whenever the activities are finished inside and everyone has seen the man in red.

Another holiday tradition that will be taking place this year will be the Giving Tree, a tree that includes decorations with the names and profiles of borough families who are in need.
In the past, the community has stepped up for their fellow residents. Ms. Boney said that the response is fantastic.

“We usually have residents, the mayor and council, different people who come here a lot, some of our contractors … the Mommy and Me group that comes in here. Everyone takes tags,” Ms. Boney said about the wonderful community response to the Giving Tree from residents of Lake Como and people who do not live in the borough, all wanting to help others have a Merry Christmas.

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