SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Set For December 1

WILMINGTON, MA — Scott Garrant, Chairman of the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee, was in front of the Wilmington Board of Selectmen last Monday to receive formal approval to use the Town Common for the Town’s Annual Tree Lighting.

Garrant’s request was unanimously approved, but not before he shared some details of the event, which will take place on Saturday, December 1.  Festivities will begin at 4pm.

The event will include:

  • Horse-drawn hayrides starting at 4:30pm
  • Kiddie rides courtesy of Cushing Amusements
  • Cookies and hot chocolate by Fourth of July Committee
  • Ice sculpture sponsored by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and some of its member companies
  • Wilmington Minutemen with lanterns to accompany Santa
  • Wilmington High School a cappella Group
  • Wilmington High School Cheerleaders
  • Wilmington Community Fund’s annual Wilmington-themed ornament sales
  • Members of the Wilmington Fire Department collecting unwrapped toys and donations for Wilmington children
  • Clergy from parishes throughout the town presenting the story of Christmas

“Santa will arrive, courtesy of the Wilmington Fire Department, at 6pm to light the Common and start the season here in Wilmington,” said Garrant. “He’ll then be available in the Fourth of July Building for pictures with kids and adults.”

This popular community event is organized, sponsored and underwritten by the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee.

Garrant thanked the Selectmen, Town Manager, and the Town Administration for their continued support of the event.

Selectmen, in turn, thanked Garrant and his committee members for their volunteerism.

(NOTE: Cover photo is from Paul Oliver Photography.)

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