Friday, December 2, 2011
Wellsville Holds Christmas Light-Up Night
Wellsville held their annual Christmas Light Up Night last night. Sponsored and organized by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce it was held at the 4th Street Square.
The festivities were started with Chamber President Randy Allmon welcoming everyone. Invocation was offered by First Christian Pastor Mark Blakely and Ed Bauer offered some brief comments in place of Mayor Joe Surace. Surace was tied up with a family emergency and unable to attend. Bob Sell played some Christmas tunes for all those attending. Dolly Brophey read the list of names of all those memorialized on the tree's Christmas bulbs.
The highlight of the evening was the lighting of the Village Christmas tree which is adorned with strings and strings of lights and the bulbs. The tree was donated to the Village by Cope Tree Farm. Entertainment was furnished by students of Wellsville's Garfield Elememtary 2nd & 3rd Grades. They sang a selection of carols under the direction of Aaron Bunfill. The smiles on the student's faces warmed up the crowd and outshone the lights.
Following the lighting ceremonies and entertainment Santa (portrayed by Joe Brown) was on hand in the gazebo to pose for pictures with the children, young and not so young, and to pass out treats. Santa will be back as the honored guest in Wellsville's Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3. The parade will begin at 6 PM near the Fire Station. It will come up Main Street to the square.
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