Annual Tree-Lighting Marks a Colorful Opening to Holidays
A festive holiday tree lighting on the grounds of LVH-Pocono in East Stroudsburg heralds the 2018 local holiday season in an evening of dazzling decorations and merry music. The event is a joint effort of LVHN-Pocono Foundation, the Rotary Club of the Smithfields and members of the community.
An exciting countdown signals the moment when the tree glows with dozens of colorful bulbs, but those pinpoints of light have a much deeper significance: Each red, green and white bulb represents a donation to aid children in Monroe County, and this year’s total is $11,500.
Special guests include Master of Ceremonies Gary Smith “Gary in the Morning” from Pocono 96.7, LVHN hospital representatives, Rotary Club of the Smithfields and of course, Santa.
Entertainment is courtesy of:
• JM Hill Elementary School Chorus
• Stroudsburg Intermediate School Chorus
• East Stroudsburg HS – North Chorus
• Pleasant Valley HS Brass Holiday Band
Representatives of the eight recipient organizations will also be part of the festivities:
1. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Monroe
2. Clymer Library Association
3. Family Promise of Monroe County
4. The Garden of Giving
5. Melon’s Gift, Inc.
6. Pocono Alliance, Inc.
7. Pocono Family YMCA
8. Women’s Resources of Monroe County
November 28, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7pm
Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center, 231 E. Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA
Holiday celebration kick-off with a glowing tree-lighting ceremony, music and an abundance of goodwill. Participants include:
Elizabeth Wise, President – LVH-Pocono
• Rev. Sherrie Sneed, Pastor – LVH-Pocono
• Gary Smith (“Gary in the Morning”), Pocono 96.7
• Area school-age musicians/singers
• Local families
• Local dignitaries
• Santa Claus
All attendees will encircle the large festive tree and excitedly count down to its lighting, getting the East Stroudsburg holiday season off to a colorful start. Light refreshments will also be served. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes for all.