Over 300 attended the first Standish-Ericsson holiday lighting event on Sunday evening, Dec. 4 at A Tree Service located at the corner of 38th St. and Longfellow Ave.
The tree will be lit every evening and for the morning commute, through the New Year.
“Thanks to everyone who made this a great event, including The Waters of
Minnehaha, New Horizon Foods and Caribou Coffee for their generous donations!” said Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association staff member Bob Kambeitz.
This event is the 2012 Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association “Big Idea” winner. It was proposed by Andrea Darrington Heidtke. SENA contributed $1,000 to make this Big Idea happen.
Darrington Heidtke thanked everyone who attended. “The event was a tremendous success and exceeded our expectations,” she said. “A special thanks to everyone who donated their time, energy and resources in support of the celebration.”
Following the event, 150 pairs of new socks were donated to St. Stephen’s Shelter.
Attendees enjoyed free grilled hot dogs, coffee and hot cider; decorated cookies and listened to two choral groups.
Santa arrived driving the Minneapolis Fire Station 17 truck. He visited with folks and was available for photos.
“We at A Tree Service, would like to thank everyone that helped with the 1st Annual Tree Celebration,” said owners Cleve and Denise Volk. “It was so much fun to see and talk with the neighborhood.”
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