Thanks to everyone who helped make the “Light Up The Heights” Community Christmas Tree Lighting a wonderful evening for young and old. The event was held in the Huber Centre located near the corner of Chambersburg Road and Brandt Pike.
Students from Valley Forge Elementary School entertained the crowd who enjoyed singing some great Christmas Carols. MC Tony Peters from the Oldies Radio Station provided sound, Mayor McMasters spoke and gave the signal to light the tree.
Many thanks to Columbia Building Co. for the tree that has grown along with the community and our sponsors: United Water, Wayside Collision Center, Security Roofing, The Heights Café, FOP Lodge 161, Jeff Bonham Electric and Huber Heights Rotary.
Thanks also to all the businesses and organizations that donated the beautiful trees for our silent auction and Wayne Alumni Band that provided Christmas Carols inside the building. Hot Coca was provided by The Heights Café and served by the Miami Valley Young Marines and cookies by the Wayne Township-Huber Heights Historical Society.
Kids young and old enjoyed the model train display from Howard Guscarr and photos by All About You photography. A very special attraction for the evening was Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in a horse drawn sleigh from Carr’s Belgium Horses who also provided rides for everyone in the horse drawn wagon and a miniature horse pulling a cart, this is always a very special part of this event. Thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus for making a stop in Huber Heights during this very busy time of the year.
This year for the second time we included a small arts and craft show with local vendors bringing hand crafted items of a wide variety. Many of those attending the event enjoyed shopping while the kids visited with Santa. Thanks to all the vendors that supported this event.
Many of you have ask “Why are there two city Tree Lightings?” The answer has to come with a little bit of history, which will be submitted in another article soon.
We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported this 12th Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting. Any proceeds from this event benefits our Shearer Cemetery Restoration Project. For more information about the Wayne Township-Huber Heights Historical Society, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website www.huberhistory.org
Pat Stephens is the President of the Wayne Township/Huber Heights Historical Society and can be reached at 937-974-5286.