Community Tree Lighting on Dec. 4

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Following a very successful inaugural event last year, Tabernacle Township will have its second tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. on the grounds of Town Hall. The tree lighting is jointly sponsored by the Tabernacle Historical Society, The Tabernacle Woman’s Association and the Tabernacle PTA. It is free and open to everyone in the town.

Along the ceremonial lighting of the tree, the evening’s program will also include musical performances by third grade singers of the elementary school, an instrumental ensemble from Seneca High School, the Olson Middle School Chorus, and the OMS Hand Chimes group. Santa Claus will make a special appearance and will be available later in the Gazebo for visits and photos.

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All portions of the program this year will take place outdoors. Tents will be in place for the musicians as well as the complimentary refreshments. In addition, the Girl Scouts will be on hand to help children with a holiday craft. The festivities will go on, rain or shine, so guests are advised to dress for the weather. Guests are also advised to bring cameras for the photos with Santa. For safety’s sake, parking will be available at the Holy Eucharist Church lot, which is adjacent to Town Hall. Members of the Township CERT Team, Tabernacle Fire Company #1, Tabernacle Rescue Squad and representatives of the Office of Emergency Management will be on hand to ensure an enjoyable and safe evening for everyone.

The community tree will be illuminated every night until early January as a symbol of the good will that is so strong in Tabernacle. The tree and the ceremonial lighting is on its way to becoming a well-loved holiday tradition.

For further information please contact chairperson, Rick Franzen, at rfranzen@townshipoftabernacle-nj.gov or (609) 859–3469, Mary Ann Silvers of the Historical Society at (609) 268–1255, Carolyn Cuviello of the Woman’s Association at (609) 268–5933, or Jenn Quartarone of the PTA (609) 953–8846.

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