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A new yet old tradition

| Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 8:57 p.m.

On Dec. 15, the Norvelt Historical Society brought back an old tradition — the Norvelt Christmas Celebration — complete with lighting a Christmas tree, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, and a sing-along around the bonfire.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a success. The society received generous donations from the Mt. Pleasant Lions Club, Jay Hoffer Funeral Home and Dr. Michael Cary and his wife, Eloise.

Santa's helpers made the evening wonderful: the Mt. Pleasant Township supervisors supplied the park and the electricity, Overly's Country Christmas provided the lights, the Norvelt firefighters brought Santa on their fire truck, the fourth-grade class at Norvelt Elementary painted ornaments for the tree and members of the Norvelt Historical Society pitched in with cookies, hot chocolate and gifts to raffle, not to mention the time spent in the cold decorating the tree, stringing lights and setting up for the celebration.

I hope that this new tradition will continue next year — maybe with a little warmer weather.

Harriet Ellenberger

Mt. Pleasant

The writer is a member of the Norvelt Historical Society.

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