Help make the holiday happy for a Lake Como child


LAKE COMO — Get into the giving spirit by helping out a Lake Como family in need through the annual Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree is back at Lake Como Borough Hall. The tree, which stands in the borough hall entryway, is decorated not just with ornaments, but also with tags on behalf of children of all ages.

Each tag specifies whether it represents a young boy or girl and the child’s age. Those who take a tag are asked to return it along with a gift for the child.

In the past, members of the community have stepped up for their fellow residents. Deputy Borough Clerk Amy Boney said the response is fantastic each holiday season.

“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.

The perfect time to pick up a tag is during the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2, at borough hall. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the borough meeting room with crafts and a visit from Santa Claus. The festivities will then move outside for the actual tree lighting.

Those who cannot make it to the tree lighting, can pick up a tag [or tags] during normal borough hall hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Return the unwrapped presents to Lake Como Borough Hall, 1740 Main St., no later than Wednesday, Dec. 13.
For more information or any questions on the Giving Tree, contact Ms. Boney at 732-681-3232 ext. 203.

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