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Tree lighting turns into a festive celebration
December 9, 2021 at 8:31 a.m.
Members of Port Chester Sound, Port Chester High School’s a cappella group, sing holiday melodies at the tree lighting celebration in Liberty Square on Thursday, Dec. 2. They are, from left, Ivan Lopez, Katherine Callaway, John Borzoni, Lennon Anderson, Harrison Callaway and Olivia Tejeda.
Officials clap after the family who donated this year’s Village of Port Chester 40-foot Christmas tree were announced: the Ramos family at 131 Hobart Ave. Officials are, from left, Port Chester Trustee Joan Grangenois-Thomas, Village Manager Stuart Rabin, Planning and Development Director Curt Lavalla, Assemblyman Steve Otis and County Legislator Nancy Barr.
The tree is lit!
Port Chester High School Band flutists Rylie Heffernan, a senior, Gwen Dominguez, a junior, and Michelle Salazar, a senior, play a festive tune along with other band members gathered in the square to welcome the holiday season.
Port Chester High School senior William Manos on trumpet.
Although it was a warm night, the Port Chester Salvation Army was prepared for a colder one, handing out hot chocolate and coffee cake to willing takers.
Eight-year-old Arianna Butkiewicz of Locust Avenue listens to the music and sips her hot chocolate.
Port Chester High School Choral Director Jonathan Pereira accompanies Port Chester Sound on guitar.