Source: MOSAIC Holiday Party
Lehighton, Pa.—Members of the Student Nurses Club and Student Veterans Organization from Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) traveled to Bustard’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa. on Sept. 30 for the selection of the 2015 official White House Christmas tree.
During a special press event, White House officials, along with representatives from the National Christmas Tree Association, identified a 19-foot Fraser Fir that will soon be headed to the White House’s Blue Room. Bustard’s was selected as the provider for this year’s tree after being named Grand Champion at the National Christmas Trees Association’s biannual meeting, held this past summer in Illinois.
The Bustard family invited MCCC students to be part of the ceremonial tree selection at its Carbon County farm to recognize the Student Nurses Club’s commitment to the national Trees for Troops program.
Over the past several years, the Student Nurses Club has raised funds and has donated more than 60 trees to Trees for Troops, which provides holiday trees to the families of deployed service men and woman. Each December, MCCC Nursing and Veterans students gather at Bustard’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lansdale to purchase, tag and prepare trees for shipment to military families.
The Nursing program’s participation in Trees for Troops aligns with Joining Forces, a national initiative calling on Americans to rally around service members, veterans and their families and to support them through wellness, education and employment opportunities. To learn more about Joining Forces, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
In addition to Trees for Troops, the Student Nurses Club raised over $3,000 for last year’s Hometown Hero Walk in Lansdale, and the group has sponsored donation drives for personal care items that were delivered to military troops stationed abroad and to the Veteran’s Center of Montgomery County.
To learn more about national Trees for Troops program, visit http://www/treesfortroops.org.
WHAT: Selection of Official White House Christmas Tree
Searching will take place at Bustard’s Christmas Trees, the 2015 National Christmas Tree Association Grand Champion winner of the national tree contest.
Glenn & Jay Bustard and their family will present the White House Christmas Tree in November/December. The tree will be displayed in the Blue Room.
Harvest of the selected tree will take place just prior to the presentation.
Winners of the National Christmas Tree Association national tree contest have provided the official White House Christmas Tree since 1966.
WHO: Glenn & Jay Bustard, Bustard’s Christmas Trees
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30– time 9:00 A.M. (eastern)
WHERE: Bustard’s Christmas Trees (Farm field to meet in Lehighton.)
GPS coordinates: across the street from
T Johnson Collision Center
1270 Owl Creek Rd
Lehighton, PA 18235
ADDITIONAL: Interviews or background information requests may be directed to Rick Dungey in the NCTA office at (636) 449-5071 or email to email@example.com.
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The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers.
Here is Your Chance to Help
The TCN Homeless Services and Youth Development Committees are working together to create care packages for local homeless teens. You can help by donating any of the following items:
$5 Gift Cards to Local Food Stores
Prepaid Phone Cards
Items can be donated by contacting Paula Kamp at 610-326-9460, Ext. 209 to schedule pick up or drop off at Community Health & Dental Care at either of the following locations:
11 Robinson Street, Suite 100, Pottstown
700 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
Take a step back in time this holiday season, and tour some of York’s oldest homes in the Avenues neighborhood, set aglow with festive lights, beautiful décor, food, music and hodgepodge of holiday traditions.
Nine Avenues neighborhood homes will open their doors and spread some holiday cheer to the public next weekend for open house holiday home tours on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Developed in the 1800’s, by a Civil War solider, the York County Avenue homes were some of first homes developed outside the core of downtown York. Shortly after the neighborhoods initial development, it became well known for it’s very fashionable Victorian and prairie style mansions and architectural design to love.
3231 Tilghman Street
Join The Bach Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra and Soloists for beautiful music inspired by Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The concert will close with a traditional carol sing.
- J. S. Bach Cantata 147 featuring Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
- C. P. E. Bach Magnificat
- Robert Parsons Ave Maria
- Charles Villiers Stanford Magnificat in G
- Daniel Gawthrop Mary Speaks
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Recognized by Travel+Leisure Magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the U.S., Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds of live Christmas music, delicious food and more.
Become an ArtsQuest member today and you’ll not only receive FREE admission to Christkindlmarkt but also an ArtsQuest gift card good for purchases at the ArtsQuest Center and the Stacks Shop at Christkindlmarkt!
Contact Samantha Kulp at 610-332-1365 for more information or visit http://www.christmascity.org/
ASHLAND, PA — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Ashland with the return of the borough tree during the weekend.
The tree was not placed for the past two holidays due to safety concerns after high wind caused two trees to fall — fortunately, without injuries.
The tree placement is sponsored by the Ashland Rotary Club.
The Christmas tree is a major part of the holiday décor of the downtown, joining the many lighted decorations and Christmas banners placed by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Christmas tree project, along with the annual Santa Claus visit and parade, was a long-standing tradition of the Ashland Kiwanis Club. When the Kiwanis disbanded in 2007, the Rotary club picked up the tree and parade projects.
Artisans Studio Tour and Sale
7 Studios and 28 artists
Purchase that unique, hand crafted gift that will be cherished for years to come.
Rare and Beautiful Gifts!
November 15 and 16, 2014
Studios open 10am. to 5pm.
Meet the artists. Choose from fibers, glass, leather, jewelry, pottery, wood and mosaic.
Enjoy the tour and find the perfect gifts for impressing friends and family this Holiday!!
Experience the joy of holiday shopping!
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WILKES-BARRE, PA — The City of Wilkes-Barre has announced plans for this year’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The city will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 22 with a full day of downtown events, concluding with the arrival of Santa in the annual parade, followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree on Public Square.
“The City of Wilkes-Barre’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony is the perfect way to bring the holiday season to life in downtown Wilkes-Barre,” Mayor Thomas M. Leighton said in a news release. “We are thrilled to offer many free family friendly activities for the young and young-at-heart to enjoy throughout the day.”
Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with storytelling by Mrs. Claus at Barnes & Noble on South Main Street.