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Saturday, May 25, 2019


Callicoon tree lights up the night

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

By: Isabel Braverman | Democrat
The Smalltown Country 4H Club sang Christmas songs at the annual tree lighting in Callicoon.
CALLICOON - People really did rock around the Christmas tree at the Callicoon Train Depot on Friday night for the third annual tree lighting. The event was organized by the Callicoon Business Association (CBA).
There where choral singers from the Sullivan West Select Choir, the Smalltown Country 4H Club and the Delaware Valley Job Corps Center, all singing Christmas classics and favorites. Local award-winning ballerina Anabella Adams did an impressive dance on pointe shoes (hard shoes that allow you to go on your toes) to the crowd's delight.
And then the main event—the lighting of the Christmas tree. The tree was put up by Crum Tree Service of Honesdale, Pa.
The tree was illuminated not just by lights, but by a giant bonfire in the center of the train depot area, where people were roasting marshmallows for s'mores and sipping on hot chocolate provided by Café Adella Dori.
It was a group effort, as CBA Board Member Gina Fenton organized the lights and Lyndsey Lentini, owner of Peppino's, organized the performances.
CBA Board Member and owner of the Callicoon Theater, Krissy Smith, said, “We had a wonderful gathering for the Tree Lighting this year and the whole town looked absolutely beautiful. Bravo, Callicoon!"
The event was sponsored by Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes, Mike Preis Insurance, Wayne Bank, Jeff Bank, Callicoon Self-Storage, Spruce Home Goods, Callicoon Brewing Company, Upstate Update, Paper Trampoline and the CBA.
Lori Grant, co-owner of Spruce, said, “It is a privilege to be able to contribute in any way we can. We welcome visitors to come join us in celebrating our very special town. There is much to see and experience here, and the people are extraordinary.”

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