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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Drake House Tree lighting Friday evening tries something new

Annual Tree Lighitng and Santa's Visit Friday evening.


Because of greatly increased attendance and resulting safety concerns, the Historical Society of Plainfield is trying something new at Friday evening's annual Tree Lighting and Santa's Visit. The evening is being segmented into three 30-minute sessions, with 25 children and their parents admitted for each segment. The segments are at 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

During each segments, the children and their parents will be treated to the lighting of the Christmas Tree, a visit by Santa with the distribution of small gifts to the youngsters, and light refreshments for all.

"We have had such a tremendous turnout in recent years," says HSOP president Nancy Piwowar, that we felt it best to ensure the safety of all by limiting the number of children in attendance at one time. We appreciate everyone's patience so that we can guarantee a good time for all."

The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue) is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times by appointment. For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at Parking is available in the museum driveway and on Geraud Avenue.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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