Residents Celebrate Kickoff of the Holiday Season during Village of Islandia’s 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Islandia Village Mayor Allan M. Dorman (left) is joined by Santa Claus (center, seated) and Village Trustees and staff members at the 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2. He is joined by (left to right) Denise Schrage, Village Activities Director; Carrie Hays, Ms. Schrage’s sister; “Mrs.Claus” Barbara Lacey, and Patty Peters, Village Trustees. Standing behind Ms. Schrage: Michael Zaleski, Deputy Mayor.

On December 2, Village of Islandia residents came out to celebrate the holidays at the village’s twelfth annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. “Joe the Singing Bus Driver” performed under the big tent as he played guitar and sang holiday songs, while residents enjoyed hot cocoa, coffee and cookies. After the tree was lit, Santa Claus came down to give out toys to the good little boys and girls of Islandia. The children also received candy canes, courtesy of Mrs. Claus.

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