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Young and Old Gather for Middletown Tree Lighting

The annual tree lighting at the Middletown Senior Center brought out the Christmas spirit in a crowd with people from age 2 to 102.

There was a little bit of everything Friday night at the as Middletown residents gathered for the holiday tree lighting ceremony: The high school band played, nursery school children sang, town officials and local congressmen read “Twas the Night Before Christmas," and Santa arrived—thanks to the . It was a holly jolly night all around.

Charles December 17, 2011 at 01:45 PM
Ohhhhh, so it was another HOLIDAY Tree lighting? Sad that people are afraid to call it what it's been known as for so long.
Bill the 1st December 17, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Nope. They made special note of that fact at the beginning by asking "What kind of tree is this?" I shouted out, "It's a plastic imitation of a balsam fir tree." But everyone else shouted that it was a Christmas tree. It's only the Patch reporting that it was a Holiday Tree.
Charles December 17, 2011 at 04:14 PM
Good... there is still hope. ;)

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