Would you like to honor a loved one this Christmas with a twinkling light on Greencastle’s Heritage Christmas tree in downtown Center Square? Yearly, the Heritage Christmas Committee offers the opportunity for the public to purchase a “Lights of Love” in honor of or in memory of a loved one, and each year Center Square comes alive with this bright sentiment of fondness and remembrance.
Heralded by the traditional tree lighting ceremony, this year sponsored by Herald-Mail Media, this Christmas icon will brilliantly come to life with strings of glittering white, green, blue and red lights on Friday, November 18th as friends and family gather on the square, and the rush of the season is held at bay. Yes! Approved by PennDOT, traffic will be stopped from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. leaving time for singing songs and chatting among friends after the tree is lit.
In addition to a Light of Love, your loved one’s name will be listed on a beautifully scripted scroll displayed in the large corner window of the BB&T Bank. In order to be included on the scroll, your Lights of Love form must be completed and returned along with payment to the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce by November 8th. Other forms are available at the Chamber located at 217 E. Baltimore Street or can be downloaded at www.greencastlepachamber.org. The cost is $8.00 per name, two for $15.00, or three for $20.00. For more information call the Chamber at 597-4610.
“Our town Christmas tree is a symbol of community and tradition and beauty and I can think of no better gift than to honor someone with this gift of light” said Georgina Cranston, Executive Director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. This year’s tree is donated by Chris Johnston, owner of a quaint antiques and collectibles gift store simply called: the shop, located at 144 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle.
Serving the area since 1966, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce strives to promote member prosperity through economic well-being and community vitality. Join. Grow. Prosper.