Pawling Tree Lighting Draws Record Crowd

The Pawling Chamber of Commerce offers this “Thank You” for the generosity expressed by all through financial contributions and volunteer services to make this year’s Decemberfest Tree Lighting event so successful. 

The record attendance (approximately 500) of children, families and friends at the Friday, December 2nd event is a true testimonial about the warmth, kindness and generosity of the Pawling Community.

Pawling's Annual Tree Lighting is just one of the many events sponsored by your Pawling Chamber of Commerce.  Each event is planned with the intention of bringing a positive experience to both visitors and residents.  Each event also includes a cost factor which the chamber tries to absorb while continuing its daily operations.

The Chamber reaches out to its members, residents and other citizens of the Pawling community to help fund some of the costs for this important annual event.  The response this year was quick and will be helpful to offset some of the costs incurred with the installation of new LED lights and wreaths for trees in the Village, the Chamber Building, and gifts for the children.  Some additional costs were offset by volunteer services from members of the Chamber, the Village, Fire Department, Fire Police, Sheriffs, Town Constable, the Schools, Girl Scouts, Peer Leaders, Central Baptist Church, Trinity-Pawling, The Grand, and many others.

A special thanks to:  John & Betsy Brockway, Paulette & Andrew Carlucci, Rose Clarkson, Arthur A. & Raymonda L. Crowe, Fayne Daniels, Daniels, Porco & Lusardi, Mrs. Nadezda Davis, Mr. Paul Drensek, Durkin Propane Inc., Nancy and Ralph Guagliano, Ms. Marie Horkan, Ingersoll Auto of Pawling, Margot Jacobs, KFC of Pawling, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Kelly, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Locascio, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mele, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Monteleone, Michael and Loretta Montemarano, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Munnelly, Margaret Nurzia, O'Connor's Public House, Patterson Auto Body, Pawling Garden Club, Pawling Taxi, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Peck, Mr. Joe Pietryka, Mr. Alfred Reed, Stanton Scherer and Kathleen M. McGorty, Elizabeth L. Smith, Earl M. Slocum, Stephen Martin Ent. Inc., Mr. & Mrs. William Turner, Vinny’s Deli, The Walsh Family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Williams and Yarn & Craft Box.

And, what would the evening be without the delicious cookies from Ann Bolduc, Hannaford Bros., Renee Dumas, Lynn Denton, Cathy Giordano, Ria Fazio, “Sis” Mary Ann Roselle, Pawling Tavern, O’Connor’s Public House and Olivia Volmer.

Our Thanks to all!